In December 2020, a group of concerned residents submitted a petition to the County Council requesting action on climate change. This was the basis for forming the Los Alamos Resiliency, Energy, and Sustainability Task Force (LARES), charged with creating greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and climate change resiliency recommendations to the Council. The Task Force had one year to accomplish this task. The recommendations presented here offer Los Alamos County (LAC) a place to start.
The report contains six focus areas: General Recommendations, Natural Gas Reduction, Electricity, Transportation and mobility, Waste, Consumption and Natural Resources, and Community Planning, all aiming to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance sustainability.