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Environmental Resources

Aurora is a stakeholder in Arapahoe County's Regional Electric Vehicle Action Draft plan, which crafts a shared and cohesive vision for supporting plug-in electric vehicles in the future. Arapahoe County is seeking public feedback on the draft plan through Feb. 15 via a questionnaire on the project webpage. Learn more about the draft plan at a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Visit the project webpage at ArapahoeCo.Gov/EVPlan for information on how to connect to the meeting, read the draft plan and complete a questionnaire to provide feedback.

All city departments have a role in making sustainability a priority.  Key departments including Parks, Recreation and Open Space; Aurora Water; Planning & Development Services; and Public Works have a lead role in protecting our water, land, air, and other valuable natural resources. Check out the links below to resources and information for a wide range of environmental topics.

Stewardship of water, energy and natural open spaces is essential to the well-being and success of residents and the community. The latest Environment Aurora report provides a snapshot of efforts from 2018 to 2022.

Water pollution can be caused by the things we do every day. Learn what you can do to protect water quality.

From hosting recycling events to connecting you to external resources, the city is committed to helping the community to divert waste from landfills.

Save water and money with guidance from Aurora Water. Take advantage of programs related to water-wise landscaping, water use assessments, conservation, rebates and more.

The city of Aurora recently completed its Energy Action Plan through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program.

Community gardens are a critical component of Aurora's sustainability vision. Aurora has 24 public community gardens where residents can reserve a plot for the season.

Aurora experiences impacts from five area airports. Protective zoning regulations for development projects assure that land uses are compatible with airport operations. Resources are available for residents experiencing excessive noise from aircraft operations.

Loan funds are available to Aurora land owners and developers that are interested in undertaking environmental cleanup activities on sites with hazardous waste contamination, and associated redevelopment projects that will result in job creation and redevelopment in Aurora.

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