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Tell the Governor to support the Colorado Climate Plan

Tell Governor Hickenlooper recycling is a priority solution to reduce carbon pollution

The Hickenlooper Administration is considering an Executive Order directed at actions to further implement the Colorado Climate Plan (PDF). The climate plan has been criticized for omitting any discussion of the significant upside potential of recycling for combating climate change. We need to speak up – especially businesses that are significant employers – about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling. (Read more in “Climate Plan: When will recycling get its due?” by Roger Freeman)

Send a Message to the Governor

Contact Governor Hickenlooper. Use the following points in your message:

  • I encourage you to continue your leadership on climate action and implement the executive order related to the Colorado Climate Plan.
  • Recycling, composting and waste reduction strategies are some of the fastest, most cost-effective climate actions we can take today. Our industry is ready to take action.
  • More than 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from how we produce, consume and dispose of our stuff and our food.
  • Colorado lags behind when it comes to recycling, recovering only 12% of our waste compared to 34% nationwide. By growing the recycling industry in our state, we can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create green jobs that improve local economies—a win-win!

Fact Sheets
Recycling: An Economic Opportunity (PDF)
Recycling and Climate Change (PDF)

Annmarie Jensen, Jensen Public Affairs – 720-999-4765

Jessie Burley, CAFR Policy Committee Chair – jessie@

This entry was posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016.