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2013 Spotlights

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Each year’s Social Superstar initiatives are reviewed by ClimateWise Advisory Committee members. The review team’s goal is to select the most notable, innovative or replicable initiatives to highlight as best practices. The following Social Superstars Spotlights can be used to develop your own ideas and initiatives.

2013 Spotlights | 2012 Spotlights

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I.T. Refresh - Downstream Supplier Audits

I.T. Refresh’s “Downstream Supplier Audit” initiative ensures that electronics are recycled in a manner that does not cause social or environmental harm. Read more...

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New Belgium Brewing Company - B-Corp Certified

New Belgium is well known for its environmental stewardship and strong commitment to core values. Read more...

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Innosphere - Innovation After Hours

In a room full of creative thinkers, anything is possible. That’s the idea behind Innosphere’s Innovation After Hours. Read more...


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Ridekick International - Ride for Reading

Ridekick International’s "Ride for Reading" book delivery uses volunteers to distribute donated books to local schools via bicycles. According to the Vice President of Ridekick, Dee Wanger, “We can put books in the hands of 700 kids in less than 100 hours.” Read more... 

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United Way of Larimer County - Poverty Simulation

According to data from the US Census Bureau, one in seven Larimer County residents lives in poverty, and the poverty rate in Larimer County is growing faster than the state and national average. United Way of Larimer County is working diligently to reduce the growing poverty trend and build community-wide prosperity. Read more...

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Cargill Specialty Seeds and Oils - Employee Garden

Cargill Specialty Seeds and Oils coworkers are focused on healthy, fresh food. Initially an idea tossed around at a sustainability event, Cargill coworkers decided to start a large employee garden. Read more...

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City of Fort Collins - Plant it Forward

In 2011, the City of Fort Collins’ Gardens on Spring Creek, in partnership with the Food Bank for Larimer County, launched an initiative called Plant It Forward. Plant It Forward focuses on bringing produce grown in backyards and local farms to low-income families. Read more...


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Exodus Moving and Storage - Exodus Gives Back

Exodus Moving and Storage utilizes their services to assist organizations in need through a program they call “Exodus Gives Back.” In 2013, over 82 organizations benefited from Exodus’ donated services, including the Fort Collins Symphony and Realities for Children. Read more...


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Gallegos Sanitation Inc. (GSI) - Back to School Employee Refund Program

ClimateWise Social Superstars participants continue to implement creative and effective solutions that have a social impact. Social Superstar Gallegos Sanitation Inc.’s (GSI)“Back to School Employee Refund Program” helps employees with school supply costs each year. Read more...


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