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What are your priorities and concerns surrounding issues of sustainability and climate change in Durango?

91 registered responses


Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:

City Council adopted renewable electricity and greenhouse gas emissions goals?
Response Percent Response Count
Yes 71.4% 65
No 28.6% 26
The City of Durango has a Sustainability program?
Response Percent Response Count
Yes 82.4% 75
No 17.6% 16

How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Response Percent Response Count
1 7.7% 7
2 3.3% 3
3 3.3% 3
4 13.2% 12
5 72.5% 66
Preparing for climate change impacts
Response Percent Response Count
1 6.6% 6
2 3.3% 3
3 3.3% 3
4 7.7% 7
5 79.1% 72
Reducing Durango's reliance on fossil fuels
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.9% 9
2 1.1% 1
3 4.4% 4
4 11.0% 10
5 73.6% 67

How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Response Percent Response Count
1 8.0% 7
2 3.4% 3
3 3.4% 3
4 11.5% 10
5 73.6% 64
Preparing for climate change impacts
Response Percent Response Count
1 6.9% 6
2 3.4% 3
3 3.4% 3
4 8.0% 7
5 78.2% 68
Reducing reliance on fossil fuels
Response Percent Response Count
1 10.3% 9
2 1.1% 1
3 4.6% 4
4 10.3% 9
5 73.6% 64

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following: (1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

Economic vitality
Response Percent Response Count
1 8.8% 8
2 7.7% 7
3 12.1% 11
4 29.7% 27
5 41.8% 38
Public health
Response Percent Response Count
1 7.7% 7
2 4.4% 4
3 7.7% 7
4 20.9% 19
5 59.3% 54
Social equity
Response Percent Response Count
1 12.1% 11
2 6.6% 6
3 9.9% 9
4 19.8% 18
5 50.5% 46
Environmental/ecological health
Response Percent Response Count
1 6.6% 6
2 3.3% 3
3 1.1% 1
4 8.8% 8
5 79.1% 72
Other - elaborate below
Response Percent Response Count
1 2.2% 2
3 1.1% 1
4 2.2% 2
5 16.5% 15

If you chose other, please elaborate.

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Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?

An 80% reduction in community-wide and municipal greenhouse gas emissions from 2016 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of a 30% reduction by 2030
Response Percent Response Count
Not stringent enough 52.2% 47
About right 35.6% 32
Too stringent 12.2% 11
100% renewable electricity by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2030
Response Percent Response Count
Not stringent enough 52.2% 47
About right 32.2% 29
Too stringent 14.4% 13

Please elaborate.

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The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect?

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56
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35

Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?

Answered
55
Skipped
36

Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?

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37
Skipped
54

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

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50
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August 2, 2020, 10:43 AM
  • Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
    • City Council adopted renewable electricity and greenhouse gas emissions goals? - Yes
    • The City of Durango has a Sustainability program? - Yes
  • How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
    • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions - 5
    • Preparing for climate change impacts - 5
    • Reducing Durango's reliance on fossil fuels - 4
  • How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
    No response.
  • How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following: (1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
    • Economic vitality - 3
    • Public health - 5
    • Social equity - 2
    • Environmental/ecological health - 5
  • If you chose other, please elaborate.
    No response.
  • Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
    • An 80% reduction in community-wide and municipal greenhouse gas emissions from 2016 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of a 30% reduction by 2030 - About right
    • 100% renewable electricity by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2030 - About right
  • Please elaborate.
    Because Durango is based on tourism, we will be ineffective in controlling emissions from those coming into our community. As such, these goals may not be attainable unless there are nation-wide standards in place that can make the goal a reality. It is also unreasonable to believe that vehicles will be replaced by the target dates based on the current Federal standards for emission control.
  • The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect?
    I have no idea what the term "equity" means in this context... a definition here would have been helpful.
  • Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
    No response.
  • Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan?
    No response.
  • Is there anything else that you would like to add?
    I think it is vital to look at the goals and options in a realistic manner. Without viable alternatives shifting the mindset of the public will be impossible. Let's not just have a feel-good moment because we are setting goals, let's make them realistic and attainable by having viable alternatives. Let's also examine the future impact and sustainability of our decisions.
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City Council adopted renewable electricity and greenhouse gas emissions goals?
The City of Durango has a Sustainability program?
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Preparing for climate change impacts
Reducing Durango's reliance on fossil fuels
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Preparing for climate change impacts
Reducing reliance on fossil fuels

Climate change is expected to impact Durango and Southwest Colorado in a variety of ways, for example:
•    Increased frequency and severity of drought 
•    Increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events 
•    Increase in average temperature and frequency of extreme heat events
•    Decreased snowpack and earlier spring melt
•    Increased wildfire risk


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Economic vitality
Public health
Social equity
Environmental/ecological health
Other - elaborate below
Not stringent enough
About right
Too stringent
An 80% reduction in community-wide and municipal greenhouse gas emissions from 2016 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of a 30% reduction by 2030
100% renewable electricity by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2030
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