Sustainability and Conservation Initiatives

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Sustainable Los Alamos County

Los Alamos County Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule is heading up a sustainability initiative. This initiative aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and advance other sustainable practices county-wide.

This effort is guided by the many recommendations presented by the Los Alamos Resiliency, Energy and Sustainability (LARES) citizen task force in February 2022. See the below for additional information on this task force and their final report. 


2024 Jul 09 - Aug 09 at 11:59 p.m.: Los Alamos County and Cascadia are accepting comments on the DRAFT Climate action plan.  Visit to leave your comments.  Need assistance?  We've recorded some instructions on how to leave your comments. 


2024 Jul 09: Los Alamos County's consultant Cascadia presented the DRAFT Climate Action Plan to the County Council.  Watch the July 9th council meeting.  

2024 Apr 02: Los Alamos County held a interactive Community Workshop regarding the Climate Action Plan (what actions and strategies should be included in the development of the draft Plan). Download the meeting summary notes(PDF, 760KB), the April 2, 2024 PowerPoint presentation(PDF, 3MB).


2024 Mar 05:  View the recorded video of Cascadia's presentation to the County Council.  Download the PowerPoint presentation(PDF, 5MB) on the findings of the recently completed greenhouse gas inventory that analyzed the sources and levels of greenhouse gases emitted(PDF, 1MB)  within the county and the possible actions and strategies(PDF, 706KB) that may need to be added to the Climate Actions Plan to achieve the council goals. 

2023 Dec: Read the GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY (Los Alamos Greenhouse Gas Study)

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Do you know what your carbon footprint looks like? Try out this calculator through UC Berkley!

Cool Climate Carbon Footprint Calculator

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Additional Resources

Find out more about how the Eco Station is being proactive to address sustainability, and learn about building sustainably on the Environmental Services Waste and Recycling page.


Don't forget to visit the Dept. of Public Utilities Conserve and Reduce webpage or the Zero Waste Los Alamos webpage for ways to be proactive in your own home.