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ClimateWire - January 2019

ClimateWise Reporting Deadline THIS Thursday, Jan. 31

The deadline to report your 2018 actions to ClimateWise is THIS thursday. If you need help or an extension to complete your reporting, please contact Y2xpbWF0ZXdpc2VAZmNnb3YuY29t.

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Save the Date!

This year's Envirovation will be held on April 25, 3-5 p.m. at the Drake Centre. Join us to celebrate the 2018 achievements of ClimateWise businesses.

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leak notices

Fort Collins Utilities Water Conservation now offers free email or text alerts when a water meter records water use every hour for more than 24 hours. Water use across every hour can indicate a leak and if left undetected could cause costly property damage. Sign-up for this complimentary service today by visiting

Questions or problems registering? Contact Abbye Neel at YW5lZWxAZmNnb3YuY29t or 970-416-4371.

NEW: Bring your antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint to the Timberline Recycling Center free of charge!

You now can bring used antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard free of charge! 

Businesses and residents with large loads of cardboard and plastic film can also drop off these materials without paying the $5 entry fee. The Hard-to-Recycle Yard is open Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at 1903 S. Timberline Rd.

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New in Efficiency Works for 2019

Rebates have increased for the replacement of incandescent and HID lighting fixtures. Also, a 25 percent rebate bonus is available for new LED fixtures for any pre-approved project that is completed and submitted for final payment by Nov. 15, 2019. Projects completed after this time will still be eligible for standard rebates, depending on available funding.

Efficiency Works is available to help you select and do a project. We offer building assessments at no cost that will identify energy savings opportunities and cost estimates. Request an assessment or call David Suckling at 970-416-4251.

Sustainable Living Association Programs

The Sustainable Living Association offers two distinctive programs for Northern Colorado that are focused on elevating leadership and integrating the Triple Bottom Line into the core of your business.

  • The Sustainability Leadership Program is an eight-month program where leaders learn powerful new strategies for enacting sustainability leadership that positions sustainability as a driver of organizational engagement, innovation and change-capability.

    Participants will become change-makers for businesses, non-profits and the government to tackle the larger challenges of sustainability. Find out more and apply today.  Applications are due Feb. 15.

  • The Peer Advisory Group is an ongoing network for professionals working to advance sustainability through services, products or organizational design in businesses, philanthropies, non-profits, municipalities or other organizational contexts.

    This program is available to business owners, sustainability directors, managers and entrepreneurs in organizations with shared core values, seeking reliable and actionable advice from a trusted community of results driven leaders, guided by expert facilitation. 

    The focus group is limited to 12 participants and applications are accepted on a continual basis. Find out more and apply today.