Conservation Colorado is a grassroots organization working to protect our air, land, water, and people. We focus on ending the era of dirty fossil fuels and accelerating the transition to clean, renewable energy; solving the climate change crisis; and preserving public lands, clean air and clean water for everyone.
On January 1st, 2013, Colorado Environmental Coalition and Colorado Conservation Voters, two of Colorado’s preeminent conservation advocacy organizations, joined forces to become Conservation Colorado – a new, powerful defender for Colorado’s environment. With this bold move, we combined over 60 years of political and advocacy expertise and set our sights on the continued work for Colorado’s precious land, air and water.
Conservation Colorado is the state’s largest conservation group with more than 100 partner groups and 4,000 individual members. Our 18 staff operate out of three offices in Denver, Grand Junction, and Craig.
Learn more and get involved: http://conservationco.org
- Communicate sustainability as a public value and expand the concept of the city as a steward of public resources.
- Support sustainability as a core business value to improve efficiencies in resource use, reduce environmental impact, and invoke broad cultural changes.
- Incorporate “triple bottom line” analysis, seeking to balance economic, social and environmental considerations into all city policy and program decisions.
- Set clear metrics of success and report on our progress moving forward through annual report cards.
- Pursue activities that support environmental equity and health for all citizens.
- Partner with community organizations, cultural institutions and businesses to achieve broad impact.
- Lead by example in city practice wherever possible.
Learn more and get involved: http://www.greenprintdenver.org
The Greenway Foundation
The Mission of the Greenway Foundation is to advance the South Platte River and the surrounding tributaries as a unique environmental, recreational, cultural, scientific and historical amenity that uniquely links our City’s past and its future.
This mission will be accomplished by creating ongoing environmental and riparian enhancements; holding property, when needed, in conservation easements; utilizing the River as an outdoor and historical learning resource, hosting free cultural events promoting the relationship between the River and music, art and theatre, providing youth employment opportunities, and by promoting good stewardship through hands-on educational programs.
Learn more and get involved: http://thegreenwayfoundation.org
Colorado Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action, an organization of 1 million members, organizes grassroots groups and coalitions to protect America’s waters, build healthy communities and support environmental legislation and political candidates. Created in 1972, Clean Water Action focuses on canvassing and gaining support for political issues and candidates. It is a 501(c)(4) organization. Its counterpart, the Clean Water Fund is dedicated to research and education and is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Learn more and get involved: http://www.cleanwateraction.org/co
Environment Colorado is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Colorado’s environment. Environment Colorado draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state’s top environmental problems.
Whether it’s exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, hiking Dolores Canyon, or enjoying a special place closer to home, Colorado’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the values we share are too often threatened.
Learn more and get involved: http://www.environmentcolorado.org