Protecting their environment means preserving what they love about Colorado. Their stunning mountains, open vistas, and rushing rivers inspire us and connect us to the majesty of nature. Unfortunately, their amazing state faces grave threats. Powerful interests are constantly pushing to put pollution and profit over public health. They are at the front lines of every fight working to protect the air, land, water, and people across their state.
For over 50 years, they’ve worked with communities statewide to ensure that their quality of life and their environment are protected. They work to elect pro-conservation leaders to public office and then hold their decision makers accountable to move Colorado forward in protecting their environment.
Forged from the history and accomplishments of the Colorado Environmental Coalition and Colorado Conservation Voters, Conservation Colorado is the next chapter in protecting Colorado’s natural heritage.
They have a long and successful history in Colorado of collaborating on key environmental issues, working collectively at the State Capitol, and establishing strategic partnerships to find success on a variety of levels, including:
Ensuring that more than three million acres of wilderness will stay forever wild.
Setting a statewide renewable energy standard, then increasing it to 30% and making it one of the strongest in the nation.
Working to minimize impacts from oil and gas drilling by updating public health, drinking water and wildlife protections in 2008 and continuing to push for further reforms.
Passing more than 130 different conservation bills at the state legislature in the past six years on a host of environmental issues ranging from water efficiency to air quality to energy efficiency to transit.
Electing pro-conservation candidates and holding their elected officials accountable in the State Legislature, Governor’s Office, and local government councils and commissions.
As they recognize their past accomplishments, they move forward, knowing that The Future is Worth the Fight. Their logo represents their priority issues – addressing climate change, transitioning to a clean energy future, protecting their rivers and outdoor heritage, and saving their few remaining public wildlands. These pressing priorities inspire us to engage Colorado citizens and policy makers in new ways to preserve the Colorado they love today for future generations.
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