The Town of Jackson is proud of its many environmental initiatives. In November, 2006 Mayor Mark Barron became the first Mayor in Wyoming to sign the US Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. The Town of Jackson has continued to partner with Teton County and Lower Valley Energy to move towards energy sustainability. Two major initiatives have evolved over the last 4 years:
In 2007, the Jackson Town Council and Board of Teton County Comissioners adopted a 10x10 resolution, which committed to reduce electricity and fuel used in government operations 10% by 2010. The Town created a custom energy use inventory program, which has tracked 3.5 years of energy use for all town and county operations.
Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project
This project evolved out of a challenge to the community from former World Bank Chairman, Jim Wolfensohn to become a leader in environmental innovation and sustainability.