Setting goals is a positive first step

This famous quote coined by Zig Ziglar was taken to heart by the city of Durango at its Aug. 20 board meeting (see the Herald’s Aug. 27 article). Never heard of Ziglar? He was an American author, salesman and motivational speaker. I think he nailed it. How are we supposed to work toward a common goal as a community if none is set?

In my May 18 column on local, renewable energy, I reported that the city had not yet adopted local, renewable energy goals. I am proud to report that in response to significant business and resident support, and with a little inspiration from Ziglar, the city has adopted the following goals on behalf of both city of Durango municipal operations and the community:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal: 80% from 2016 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 30% from 2016 levels by 2030.
  • Renewable electricity goal: 100% renewable electricity by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2030.

This is democracy in action…

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