and biweekly film series featuring the best films on human rights, globalization,
social justice, the environment, media and critical thinking.
Be Local /Living Economy
This initiative of the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association in
Fort Collins produces the annua lBe Local Coupon and Network Book and the Eat
Local Map/Directory. They also host Be Local BALLE: Business Alliance for Local
Living Economy, which is recruiting members who want to work cooperatively in
Northern Colorado toward inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
Beet Street distinguishes Fort Collins as an intellectually vital community
that fosters, celebrates and inspires human creativity through diverse cultural
experiences and programming. Beet Street believes in culture as the expression
of human creativity and active environmental stewardship as a critical component
of cultural vitality.
Bioneers is the
top international gathering of leading scientific innovators and environmental
visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental
and social issues of our time.
Boulder County Going
Going Local is a county-wide alliance of local citizens, organizations, and
independently owned businesses, as well as municipal and county governments,
all united together to develop more resilient, self-reliant communities.
Boulder Green Building
BGBG is an association
of building professionals dedicated to promoting healthier, resource-efficient
homes and work places. Their vision is to empower people to build healthy, resource-efficient
Center for ReSource Conservation
The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is committed to leading Colorado
residents, businesses and governments towards a sustainable future. The CRC
promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, water conservation,
and waste reduction programs through its various divisions:The Energy Center
of the Rockies, The
Western Water Conservancy and ReSource.
Colorado Anti - Violence
Dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado by providing the highest quality
services to survivors including crisis intervention, information and referrals
for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day. The CAVP also provides technical
assistance, training, and education for community organizations, law enforcement,
and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBT community.
The Colorado Environmental Coalition works to protect the environment by educating
and mobilizing citizens, providing assistance to environmental organizations
and other allies and uniting and supporting them in coalitions that defend and
preserve Colorado’s natural heritage and quality of life.
Colorado Native Plant
Encouraging the appreciation and conservation of Colorado’s native plants and
their habitats by identifying and studying the state’s native flora with an
emphasis on rare plants and the ecosystems that support them.
Colorado Natural Heritage
CNHP tracks and
ranks Colorado’s rare and imperiled species and habitats, and provides information
and expertise on these topics to promote the conservation of Colorado’s valuable
biological resources. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Colorado Open Lands
Preserving the significant open lands and diminishing natural heritage of
Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation
techniques and strategic leadership.
Community for Sustainable
CSE’s mission is to facilitate public involvement in creating sustainable
energy practices in Larimer County. We go door to door to educate the public
and organize the public voice to influence decision makers.
Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE), is Colorado’s
leading sustainable business trade association, fusing sustainability with business.
CORE helps grow a thriving business community that creates a prosperous regional
economy meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the
lifestyle of future generations. It is NOT the business you do; it is HOW you
CSU Challenge Course
The Colorado State University Challenge Course exists for the development
of human potential through experiential challenges, reflection, and transference
of that experience to everyday life. Placing a special emphasis on creating
sustainable teams and leadership styles, and together with the Environmental
Learning Center and ReSource Fort Collins, working to create innovative programming
that supports the long term health of your group and our environment.
CSU Environmental Learning
The CSU Environmental
Learning Center (ELC) is a nature preserve and learning center located along
the Cache la Poudre River. 200 acres of natural environment provide great close-to-home
opportunities for children and adults of all ages to explore and learn about
the natural world.
CU Environmental Center
The CU Environmental Center educates, activates and inspires the campus
community to understand and engage in local and global environmental issues.
The Environmental Center provides direct services to the University community,
including the CU Recycling program, the student bus pass program and the management
of student wind purchase.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Rooted a mile
high, Denver Botanic Gardens has been a favorite Denver destination for over
55 years. Art and science unite in the Gardens’ spectacular 23-acre urban oasis,
offering an unforgettable artistic garden experience, as well as a living laboratory
for education and acclaimed conservation and research programs. Sites in Denver
and throughout the Front Range.
Denver Urban Gardens
Denver Urban Gardens
(DUG) operates and assists with the creation of over 60 metroarea community
gardens and small parks. Through the gardens, participants assume responsibility
to improve their community, initiate a sense of pride in their surroundings,
and improve their nutritional status through healthy, fresh food.
Derailer Bicycle Collective
Derailer is a
community-run, free bike shop with an all-volunteer staff offering various services
to Denver’s cyclists, including free access to tools, workspace, parts, a bicycle
lending library and comprehensive bike skill lessons. Volunteers teach visitors
how to build, diagnose and repair bicycles. 411 Lipan St, Denver.
Earth Star Foundation
Earth Star Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of
Native people of North America. Volunteers and donations contribute to making
life easier for families of the Rosebud and Yankton Sioux Reservations.
Eco-Cycle is one
of the country’s oldest and largest community of recyclers, with a 29-year history
of exploring and demonstrating the leading edge of sustainable resource management.
Current initiative is creating a Zero Waste community in Boulder where every
product is reused, recycled or composted.
Educo Colorado is a leading nonprofit outdoor leadership school based in
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The purpose is to make a creative contribution
to the lives of people by offering wilderness programs that value the individual,
build community and foster a sense of respect and responsibility for the natural
Food Bank of Larimer
in Larimer County, Colorado through programs that collect, process, store and
distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those
in need. Single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in
crisis, the disabled and the homeless utilize these much needed programs, and
nearly half of those served are children. Last year the Food Bank distributed
5 million pounds of donated and surplus food.
Fort Collins Food Co-op
Fort Collins’ original natural food store, the Food Co-op specializes in
organically- and locally-grown produce and groceries at affordable prices. This
member-driven store offers an extensive bulk selection, cruelty-free body care,
cleaning products and environmentally and socially conscious workshops.
Friends of the Poudre
A nonprofit organization
dedicated to protecting the Cache La Poudre River from the threats of water
diversion, mega-reservoirs, ecologically unsound usages, and insensitive development.
The member- based organization monitors instream flows and water quality levels
to ensure quality of life. Through philanthropic activities reminds users of
the river’s historical past while raising support and funding to protect it
into the future.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation
The Sanctuary’s mission is to rehabilitate and release sick, injured and
orphaned wildlife back into the Colorado ecosystem and to educate the public
about humane solutions to human and wildlife interactions. Also, visit the Gift
& Thrift Store to
purchase gently-used merchandise to benefit the rehabilitation sanctuary.
Grow Food Not Lawns
Grow Food Not
Lawns is a community-based project aimed at encouraging people to convert lawns
to organic food producing gardens. Goals are to increase health, hope, and sustainability
through offering expertise, volunteer energy, materials, and tools to build
healthy soils, and to redirect water consumption to wise use for growing food.
Habitat Home Supply Store
The store serves as a fundraising enterprise for Fort Collins Habitat for
Humanity, helping to build affordable homes for families in our community. Provides
a place where the public can shop for quality new and used furniture, appliances,
and used cars at fair and considerate prices. Accepting donations and volunteers
at 4001 S Taft Hill Rd.
to protect hawks, eagles, other birds of prey and their environment through
research, education and conservation. By monitoring and protecting raptors,
we can also protect our shared environment, our rich national heritage and ourselves.
Institute for the Built
IBE, founded in
1994 at Colorado State University, is a multidisciplinary research institute
whose mission is to foster stewardship and sustainability of the built environment
through research-based, interdisciplinary educational forums. IBE brings together
students, faculty and professionals from design and construction fields to learn
about and develop green building strategies, technologies and processes and
to collaborate on real world, regional building projects.
for Sustainable Development
IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation,
partnerships, research and communications. A policy research institute dedicated
to effective communication of its findings, IISD engages decision-makers in
government, business, NGOs and other sectors in the development and implementation
of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global
environment and to social well-beng.
International Wolf Center
The International Wolf Center teaches the world about wolves through learning
vacations, a membership program, an interpretive center in Northern Minnesota,
international confereces, youth outreach programs, teacher education resources
and workshops, a quarterly magazine and a website.
KGNU Community Radio
KGNU is an independent, non-commercial community radio station licensed
in Boulder and Denver and seeking to stimulate, educate and entertain its audience,
to reflect the diversity of local and world community, and to provide a channel
for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed
or underrepresented by other media. Broadcasting at 88.5FM, 1390AM & 93.7FM.
KRFC, a Northern Colorado non-profit public radio station, strives to make
great radio that is local, non-commercial, and volunteer powered. KRFC broadcasts
mostly diverse music, local news and local public affairs shows who donate more
than 40,000 hours of their time to bring you the great programming you love.
Legacy Land Trust
Legacy Land Trust is a regional, private, nonprofit corporation established
in 1993 with a goal of protecting northern Colorado’s rich natural and agricultural
heritage. The Trust works with landowners, other nonprofit land conservation
organizations and governmental entities to protect the special places of this
region. Every dollar contributed goes toward voluntary
land conservation efforts.
Micro Business Development
Micro Business Development is a Colorado nonprofit organization whose mission
is to eliminate barriers to economic independence for community entrepreneurs,
both youth and adults, through access to markets, resources and business capital.
New Era Colorado
New Era Colorado
is a voter mobilization and youth-centered civic engagement project that seeks
to inspire and empower young, influential voters. Young people are the ones
who will be inheriting the future, it’s time they play a part in how it is shaped.
It’s not about being liberal or left-wing, it’s about thinking forward.
Northern Colorado Clean
A business-led, project-oriented group of regional partners seeking to have
a global impact. Through mass collaboration the Cluster intends to position
Northern Colorado as the “Go To” region for smart grid technologies, renewable
energy and energy efficiency, and cleaner and more efficient engines.
Northern Colorado Food
NCFI is dedicated
to fostering local food-related businesses.
Northern Colorado Renewable
the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar, wind, biomass, geothermal
and energy efficiency technologies. Hosting monthly educational events (2nd
Tuesday at 7:30pm) on various renewable energy topics at Odell Brewing Company;
the annual Northern Colorado Solar Tour; and assisting CRES with the organization
of an annual solar conference.
Nurturing Life Foundation
of the benefits of breastfeeding, the Nurturing Life Foundation provides support
so that all children can grow, blossom and have the opportunity to experience
and explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
Rape Assistance and Awareness
is to eliminate sexual violence. Within that mission, we provide services to
victims of sexual violence and educate the public about preventing sexual violence.
Not only your best local resource for quality used building materials, but
also a place for local activism, recycling answers and community and educational
outreach. ReSource promotes waste reduction through innovative landfill diversion
programs and is a division of the Center for ReSource Conservation. In Boulder
at 2665 N 63rd Ave, and Fort Collins at 1501 N College Ave.
Rock the Earth
Rock the Earth works closely with the music industry and its fans as advocates
for a healthy and sustainable environment. Get involved by becoming a member,
volunteering, or sharing with other artists who have similar values.
Rocky Mountain Animal
A nonprofit that works to help eliminate the human-imposed suffering of
animals in the Rocky Mountain region. RMAD furthers its mission through public
education, investigation and research, the legislative process, direct action
and appeals to reason
Rocky Mountain Clean
Dedicated to protecting clean air for healthy children and healthy communities
in Colorado and the surrounding region. Goals: Close the net on polluters, decrease
air pollution, and protect our children and communities.
Rocky Mountain Sustainable
RMSLA is a nonprofit organization committed to applying our vision and expertise
toward a sustainable future for all. Educational programs and workshops offer
creative challenges, delivering valuable, long-term benefits for a wide range
of community interests that improve the relationship between people and the
Working to eliminate the ever growing problem of hunger in today’s society,
the Cafe is unique it’s lack of a set menu as well as set prices. Daily selections
are made using fresh, organic ingredients, funded by the donations of patrons
in the donation box
that takes the place of a cash register. Open Tuesday-Saturday at 2023 E Colfax
The Sierra Club
strives to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of
the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out
Sustainable Travel International
STI is dedicated to providing education and outreach services that help
travelers, travel providers and related organizations support environmental
conservation and protect cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding
and economic development.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World artisans
in more than 30 countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed
by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories throughout North America.
This income helps pay for food, education, health care and housing. In Denver
at 2626 E 3rd Ave, and in Fort Collins at 113 Old Town Square.
The Dairy Center for the Arts provides an affordable home for artists and
arts organizations and encourages appreciation and advancement of the arts in
Boulder and the surrounding communities through programming, education, advocacy
The Gardens on Spring
The Gardens’ mission is to enrich the lives of people and foster environmental
stewardship through horticulture. Offering adult and youth education on a variety
of subjects and providing a year-round setting for enjoyment, renewal and healing
with their greenhouse and gardens.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place exists to offer women a safe haven, resources for self-sufficiency
and opportunities to acquire new skills. Women who are able to meet their immediate
and urgent needs can then collect their inner resources and make positive
life changes for themselves and their children.
The GLBT Community Center
The Center is
the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support
and advocacy for Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population.
The MaxFund is a nonprofit organization that was established in May of 1988
to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and to seek out
new homes for these animals once they have recovered. The no-kill dog and cat
shelter assists hundreds of people and animals each year by trying to make the
correct match between owner and pet.
The ReUse People of America,
The ReUse People of America (TRP) reduces the solid waste stream and changes
the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and
distributing them for reuse. TRP offers training and certification for deconstruction
contractors; tax-donations for homeowners; retail operations for harvested materials
and consulting services for deconstruction projects.
Trees, Water & People
Trees, Water & People believes that sustainable, community based conservation
solutions can help protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources we all
depend on. Since 1998, TWP has helped communities in Central America and the
US to balance the needs of their people with the longterm health of the ecosystems
that support them. Programs focus
on reforestation, renewable energy, clean water and sustainability.
A community partnership bringing various stakeholders together to create
lasting, sustainable and meaningful connections between CSU, Downtown and the
Dedicated to promoting sustainable, community-based development around the
world by providing innovative training, consultation, appropriate technology
information and project support services.
Volunteers for Outdoor
Through VOC thousands of Coloradoans each year make a personal investment
of time, money and passion in our public lands. By building trails, planting
trees, battling invasive species and restoring habitat, volunteers make an extraordinary
impact on preserving and protecting colorful Colorado.
Vox Feminista is a multi-passionate performance tribe of radical women bent
on social change through cultural revolution. They are political activists who
blend entertainment with education to inspire and awaken their audience to take
action toward global justice.
Wild Earth Guardians
restores native wildlands and wildlife in the American Southwest through fundamental
reform of public policies and practices.
Women’s Bean Project
The Women’s Bean Project helps women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment
by teaching workplace competencies for entry-level jobs through employment and
job readiness skills in a gourmet food production business.
Women’s Wilderness Institute
Whether you’re seeking a rejuvenating week of backpacking, the skills to
build your own top rope anchor, or the determination to make a major change
in your life, the Women’s Wilderness Institute offers an unforgettable experience
that will increase your wilderness skills, refresh your spirit, and bring you
the joy of a wilderness adventure in the company of women.