Sustainability

Teton County's leaders have long held a commitment to stewardship of our land, environment and community. We strive to become as environmentally sustainable as possible. Teton County is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our internal operations as well as providing efficient services to county employees, residents and businesses. Our Sustainability team works across County government and strives continually improve our performance in all areas of focus.

In 2017, Teton County released the Teton County Internal Sustainability Plan. This is the guiding document for Teton County's sustainability efforts, and the goals are continually being updated.

If you have questions you can reach out to the Sustainability Coordinator, Erik Kimball, at (307) 732-8442 or ekimball@tetoncountywy.gov.

  1. Climate
  2. Energy
  3. Waste
  4. Water
  5. Wildlife
  6. Connections

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases

Taggart - ErikTeton County is committed to reducing our carbon footprint across our operations. Here are some of our policies and initiatives:

  • Benchmarking facilities for Electricity, Natural Gas and Water Usage
  • Purchasing Green Energy
  • Evaluating fleet vehicle purchases for GHG impact as part of the purchase process and looking at GHG reduction for any vehicles we replace
  • Examining opportunities for alternative fuels in vehicles - EVs, Plug-In Hybrids, Renewable Diesel, CNG
  • Evaluating small motor usage and purchasing electric powered small engine equipment when possible
  • Implementing facilities upgrades that focus on GHG reduction: LED lighting, timed lighting, building automation systems, passive energy upgrades to buildings, etc.

Teton Climate Action partnership

Teton County works with other government entities and community partners to participate in the Teton Climate Action Partnership, also known as TCAP. The TCAP mission is 'Equitable Net Zero Carbon in the Teton Region by 2030'. This collaborative framework amplifies efforts and creates opportunities to make meaningful change across multiple sectors.

Here is a link to the TCAP website. It has very useful dashboards using real data to estimate GHG emissions in our community.