Budget, Education and Incentives Sub-Committee

Mission Statement

Boulder County provides resources, knowledge and motivation to make sustainability an integral part of our public service mission.

Goals and Objectives

Budget Goals:
  • Develop a plan for generating and allocating dedicated funds to support pollution prevention and reduction and energy, water and natural resource conservation The plan will be based on clear priorities, standards and measures.
  • Identify priorities, standards and measures (Cost/benefit analysis)
  • Develop a funding plan

Internal Funding:

  • Restructure capital expenditures
  • Incorporate sustainability in budget requests
  • Investigate internal debt funding
  • Fund sustainability staffing, management, structure

External Funding:

  • Develop a database for employees of grants and external funding available
  • Create incentives with matching funds
  • Set targets for obtaining outside funding
  • Apply for and obtain external funding

Education Goals:

  • Educate staff and the public about the long-term environmental, public health and fiscal benefits of pollution prevention and reduction and energy, water and natural resource conservation
  • Educate staff and the public about various means of accomplishing pollution reduction and resource conservation
  • Aid elected officials in creation of a coherent sustainability policy
  • Develop a common sustainability definition
  • Assess resources, staff knowledge and education needs
  • Develop standards for involving staff
  • Generate an education master plan
    • Short, medium and long-term steps
    • Follow-up and updating Implement education master plan

Incentives Goals:

  • Through the budget process and education, motivate employees and the public to pursue sustainable practices
  • Assess resources, staff preferences and best practices/incentives that work
  • Develop standards for providing incentives
  • Generate an incentives master plan
    • Short, medium and long-term steps
    • Tie-in with education plan Implement incentives master plan 

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