About Environment Colorado
Who we are
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.
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Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center
What We Do
We research the issues and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our reports, news conferences and interviews with reporters, we help the media cover environmental issues in ways that make sense. Our canvassers meet citizens where they are — starting conversations in public places or going to door-to-door — explaining our mission while raising awareness and funds for environmental protection.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We speak up for our environment, making our case to public officials and helping you make your voice heard when it matters most. From anglers to white-water enthusiasts, clergy to scientists, families to business owners, we all have a stake in a cleaner, healthier future. That’s why tens of thousands of people are members of Environment Colorado.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Colorado through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.
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Putting your support to work
- Protecting Colorado's parks. Timely action by our staff and members helped block a plan to auction off parts of the South Park Basin for development, spared St. Vrain from drilling, and helped convince President Obama to declare Chimney Rock a national monument. Now we’re fighting to keep fracking away from our national parks and forests.
- Defending our rivers. After polluter-driven court decisions left nearly 75,000 miles of Colorado’s streams vulnerable to pollution and development, we sounded the alarm. We organized farmers, outdoor recreation businesses and thousands of ordinary people to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to act. They announced a plan to restore protections, but we’ll keep standing up to polluters who want to stymie progress.
- Powering Colorado with clean energy. Across Colorado, workers are putting up more wind turbines and solar panels that will supply more pollution-free electricity to thousands of homes, schools and offices. From the 2004 voter-approved Renewable Energy Initiative to the 2013 wind energy tax credits, we’ve championed clean energy at every step of the way.