Colorado is known for its majestic mountains, breathtaking vistas, pristine streams and…landfills? We’re a brand new program, supported by local governments, waste haulers and recycling advocates, to increase public awareness and participation in existing recycling opportunities by educating homeowners and businesses and providing incentives to sign up for curbside collection.
Colorado has one of the lowest recycling rates in the country – and El Paso County has one of the lowest rates in the state. As few as 10% of our residents recycle, despite ample opportunities to recycle everything from techno trash to toilets. We aim to increase this rate significantly, thereby reducing trash headed to our landfills, pollution and the depletion of the earth’s scarce resources. It’s a win for the environment, but just as importantly, it’s a win for our local economy.
Thanks for giving us your birth year. There is a special matching grant available to the organization in each category that garners the most donations from folks in their 20's and 30's. One of the big focuses of this campaign is to encourage younger citizens to become more active donors.
When Give! ends at the stroke of midnight, December 31, 2012, our goal is to have raised more than $800,0000 -- that's $100,000 more than we raised last year. To help us on our way, generous local businesses, foundations and individuals have pledged more than a quarter million dollars in Matching Grants and Friendly Competition Awards for our 58 participating nonprofits.