It is possible to have mountain and outdoor communities achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030 – powered by renewable energy, guided by principles of sustainable development, vocal on climate policy and led by a diverse coalition of community leaders who have made addressing climate change their top priority.

Our Theory of Change

Over two-thirds of U.S. citizens live in jurisdictions with populations under 100,000 (EPA). With that, our mountain and outdoor communities while small in size, can have a disproportionate impact on economy-wide, systemic change.

In order to achieve this, MT2030 is focused on:

Mountain communities that commit to the MT2030 Pact are setting an ambitious target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030

With the economic imperative, and the ability to act quickly, communities enact plans to reach the 2030 goal. MT2030 places actionable tools and resources in the hands of key stakeholders to facilitate their progress.

With this network of committed communities, we help each other by sharing insights and data, accelerating our collective impact, and building capacity in communities where it otherwise would not have existed

By disseminating this information across our ecosystem, we’re building a nationwide movement of mountain communities committed to net zero carbon emissions, and inspiring other communities, cities, and visitors to see what’s possible

Aligning Diverse Stakeholders

Within each community, various stakeholders often have disparate climate action plans with different approaches and objectives, and some may have been left out of the conversation. MT2030 is keenly aware that inclusion will be instrumental in achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030.

MT2030’s role is to accelerate community-wide action by uniting the diverse stakeholders in our communities around a common, ambitious goal, creating a platform for collaboration, inclusiveness and speed.

Alignment Chart

MT2030 is an invaluable partner for communities like ours, giving us the support and the network to build our climate action plan faster and better than we ever would have been able to otherwise.

Mayor Scott Turnipseed
Town of Eagle, CO