Charging stations at state parks mean Coloradans can recharge EVs while they recharge in nature

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Jake Taber
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Author: Jake Taber

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Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.

You shouldn't have to choose between saving the planet and visiting our public lands.
 
That's why Environment Colorado launched a campaign to get electric vehicle chargers installed at every Colorado state park, expanding access to our lands and wild places to people who get there using EVs. And in March, we won: Under a partnership between the state and EV company Rivian, all 42 state parks will get at least two chargers — at no installation cost to taxpayers.
 
“We can adopt a trail. We can adopt a mile,” said Hannah Collazo state director with Environment Colorado to CPR News, on the potential for more company-sponsored EV chargers like these. “Why can’t people adopt EV chargers?” 
 
Rivian will also maintain the chargers for 25 years.
 
Read CPR's full story.
 
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Photo: Roxborough State Park, south of Denver. Credit: Greg Willis via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0

Jake Taber
Content Creator

Author: Jake Taber

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.