One of the great things about living in Eldorado Springs, Colorado is interacting with nature on a daily basis.
Protecting the environment has been a priority of mine for many years. Every now and then I like to call out a non-profit organization that I support that I think does an excellent job of helping protect the environment.
Colorado Conservation Voters is one of these groups. CCV works to turn conservation values into Colorado priorities by educating legislators and the public about important environmental issues, helping pro-conservation candidates win their elections, and then holding our elected officials accountable. Most importantly, they do it efficiently as they are a group that has influence and reach much larger than their budget would indicate.
In the past six years they have built and protected a conservation majority in the state House, Senate, and Governor’s office. These victories matter – Colorado is a better place for CCV spearheading these pro-environment victories. For example:
- Colorado now requires that 20% of our electricity come from renewable sources like wind and solar;
- More water is kept in our rivers and streams when they need it most and in crucial areas for habitat protection, protecting the health of our rivers;
- We have the strongest protections in the nation for our drinking water, wildlife, and communities threatened by oil and gas drilling.
This is a group that understands how to make change happen. They use their money strategically and efficiently. If you are interested in conserving the environment in Colorado, I encourage you to take a look at the Colorado Conservation Voters website as well as considering making a gift or even becoming a monthly donor.