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ClimateWire - July 2018

Recycling Right or Recycling Wrong?

Changing global recycling markets mean that nowadays recycling right is just as important as recycling at all! Curious to learn more about these changes? Want to know the truth behind common recycling misconceptions? Check out this in-depth video from the City of Fort Collins Waste Reduction & Recycling Team! Watch it here.

Special $10 Off Coupon for ClimateWise Employees

ClimateWise Partners, share this message with your staff so they can save $10 at the new Efficiency Works Store.

Fort Collins Utilities recently launched the Efficiency Works Store, which lets customers shop online for energy-saving products and immediately claim valuable rebates during checkout. From smart thermostats and LED bulbs, to high-efficiency shower heads, this is your one-stop-shop for current energy-efficient, water-saving and connected-home products. Employees who are utility customers of Loveland Water and Power, Longmont Power and Communications and Estes Park Light and Power are also eligible for the coupon and instant rebates.

ClimateWise staff will email you a limited-time $10 coupon code to be used at checkout for any product offered at the Efficiency Works Store. Let us know where to send the code.

Visit the Efficiency Works Store at

Free High-Efficiency Toilets

While supplies last, Fort Collins Utilities is offering free-high efficiency toilets to qualified commercial water customers! Customers only pay for installation ($175 per toilet).

To be eligible:

  • Fixtures must be installed at a Utilities commercial water service address
  • Installations must be approved and coordinated with Water Conservation staff
  • Original fixtures must be 3.5 gallons per flush or more
  • Customers can replace no more than 10 toilets per site
  • Customers must pay for labor at the time of installation to receive product
  • Work must be completed by a Utilities contractor

For more information, visit or contact Abbye Neel at YW5lZWxAZmNnb3YuY29t.   

Save Big with a Bonus Rebate on LED Lighting

Fort Collins Utilities and Efficiency Works are offering a 25 percent BONUS rebate for commercial LED lighting upgrades.

If you’re still using fluorescent lights, now is the time to upgrade to LED technology. New LEDs are more affordable than ever and use roughly 50 percent less energy than fluorescents. They also provide better lighting and, unlike fluorescents, LEDs can be dimmed for additional energy savings.

The bonus rebate is applied in addition to current Efficiency Works incentives.

Hurry, this offer is for a limited time only and the project must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2018. Learn more at

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Equity & Inclusion Strategies: Making a case that fits your business

Tuesday, August 14, 8:30-10 a.m.
Colorado River Community Room, 222 Laporte Ave

Having a diverse workforce is a great step toward advancing equity within your business, but did you know leveraging that same diversity is a key factor when it comes to increased productivity, creativity and customer engagement?

In this workshop, participants will gain insights into how inclusive excellence can drive business results across a broad spectrum, including everything from employee retention to brand enhancement. Together, we will explore key concepts and terms in the diversity field, participate in fun, interactive exercises and craft a customized plan that demystifies how to build a successful business strategy for advancing equity and inclusion.

A light Breakfast will be provided.

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HomeWise: An Employee Sustainability Benefit Program

Tuesday, July 31, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Colorado River Community Room, 222 Laporte Ave

If your company provides health insurance, wellness programs, or has an internal sustainability program, the natural next step is to help your employees achieve better health, comfort and efficiency at home.

Join us to learn about HomeWise, a sustainability program that helps employers link their employees to City sustainability services.

A light Breakfast will be provided.

Register Now!