Lake County Energy and Sustainability Plan


Download the 2011 Lake County Energy and Sustainability Plan

The Lake County Energy and Sustainability Plan has guided our work from day one.  Here are our organizational community goals:

  1. Use our environmental work in energy efficiency, clean energy, recycling, composting and food systems as tools to revitalize Lake County.
  2. Reduce county-wide energy use in buildings by 20% below 2009 levels by 2020.
  3. Increase the amount of clean, renewable energy produced and used in Lake County.
  4. Increase waste diversion in Lake County.
  5. NEW GOAL! Added in 2015: Increase Lake County’s ability to grow and access fresh, healthy food.  
  6. NEW GOAL! Addes in 2016: Increase meaningful and hands-on environmental education opportunities surrounding clean energy, food systems, recycling, compost, and waste diversion for our youth and community members.

Plan Formation and Methodology
The plan was developed in 2010 and 2011 by the Energy Advisory Group and first presented to the Leadville City Council and the Lake County Commissioners in November, 2010. In 2011, both the City and the County signed letters of support for the plan. A community forum was held March 2nd, with approximately 75 people in attendance.

Who is working on it? Cloud City Conservation Center’s board, staff, partners, a blend of public and private sector leaders. Send us your input at any time.

The founding group was facilitated by our fearless leader, Lynne Westerfield.  2011 Energy Advisory Group:

City of Leadville, Jaime Stuever, Cooper Mallozzi
Governor’s Energy Office, Mona Newton
Lake County, Mike Bordogna
Business, Non-Profit, Education Representatives
Building Performance Institute, Jon Kinstad
Colorado Mountain College, Brett Miller
High Country Conservation Center, Lynne Westerfield
Mountain BOCES, Craig Wright
Rocky Mountain Institute, Eric Wanless
Saunders Company, Jack Saunders
Lake County School District, Tony Ambrose
Lake County High School, Conor Laing
Solar Thermal, Eric Anderson
Xcel Energy, Suzannah Pedigo


Our mission is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating educational opportunities and lasting community infrastructure in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado.