Partnering with Coloradoans in the science of environmental improvement, IES programs provide innovative ways to clean the water you drink and the air you breathe. IES provides accessible, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to complex environmental issues such as climate change and community health. We work to reduce air and water pollution, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions through multi-disciplinary approaches grounded in objective, rigorous science and supported by diverse stakeholder groups.
2015-2016 IES Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Restoration and Environmental Education Network
IES, in partnership with Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation, Kullerstrand Elementary, and the Wheat Ridge community, implemented an environmental education and improvement project this spring in the beautiful Wheat Ridge Greenbelt. Students enrolled in the TRAILS program at Kullerstrand Elementary teamed up with local volunteers to plant trees and remove invasive weeds along Clear Creek. These efforts will help protect against erosion and restore plant and wildlife habitats. Thanks to a contribution from the First Unitarian Church Denver, the Greenbelt was improved through the planting of over 100 native trees, shrubs, and grasses.
2015-2016 IES Sheridan Quincy Tree Project
IES teamed up with the City of Sheridan, Sheridan School District No. 2, Fort Logan Northgate 3-8 School, DesignWorkshop, and South Suburban Parks and Recreation to plan and implement a new pilot education and tree planting program near the West Quincy Trail in Sheridan. Leadership Students from Fort Logan Northgate 3-8 School participated in workshops and designed a stewardship program in addition to planting 60 trees. The project was a huge success and is the foundation for continued programs in Sheridan. Thank you Xcel Energy, Patagonia Denver, and the Colorado Garden Foundation for your generous support.
IES Chemical Footprint Project and the Save Our Water Initiative
The IES Chemical Footprint Project team created the Save Our Water Initiative to reduce water pollution from contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). We will use social and behavioral science methods to demonstrate to communities and businesses that it is better to prevent the use of personal care and household cleaning products that contain trace amounts of harmful chemicals than to treat water that has been polluted with these chemicals.
IES is seeking motivated volunteers and graduate interns passionate about protecting the environment!
Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products,
low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop
on Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by customers. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Click here to link your account to the Institute for Environmental Solutions!