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
- Clean Air, Healthy Families. When you get up into the mountains, or away from the road for a picnic, it's hard to imagine anything but clean air in Colorado. But a brown cloud still hovers over Denver, and tens of thousands of Coloradans suffer from asthma. Last year, in our fight for clean air and healthy families, we were part of a national coalition that collected more than 3 million public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to urge decision-makers to create strong carbon pollution standards for new coal-fired power plants here in Colorado and across the country.
- Colorado Rivers Project. We love our rivers for rafting and for wildlife, and some of the bravest among us will even jump in and swim in them. The vitality of these rivers we love depends on the health of their headwaters, and in Colorado, 75,000 miles of streams that feed into our rivers are no longer protected under the Clean Water Act. In 2012, we talked to tens of thousands of Coloradans about protecting our beautiful waters, thousands took action, and more than 100 local elected officials took a stand with us for our rivers.
- Preserving Our Heritage. Colorado has some of the most amazing places on Earth, filling our lives with beauty and wonder. We’ve worked to protect these places from irresponsible drilling and development. And in 2012, President Obama declared one of them — Chimney Rock — a national monument. Now, its history and beauty will be preserved for generations to come.