Institute for Environmental Solutions





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.


IES Wheat Ridge Growing the Greenbelt Education and Environmental Health Project

IES, in partnership with Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation and the Wheat Ridge community, implemented an environmental education and improvement project this spring in the beautiful Wheat Ridge Greenbelt. Volunteers teamed up to plant trees and remove invasive weeds along Clear Creek to protect against erosion and restore plant and wildlife habitats. Thanks to the Colorado Tree Coalition, the Greenbelt was improved through the planting of over 140 native trees, shrubs, and grasses. Check out the video below and view the full project video here.

IES Wheat Ridge Preserve the Greenbelt Elementary Education Program

Nonprofit CAEE Award

The IES Wheat Ridge Preserve the Greenbelt Elementary Education Program has been awarded the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education’s 2014 Environmental Education Award for Excellence in the Nonprofit Category!

This video was featured on Wheat Ridge’s Top of the Hour broadcast. IES, the City of Wheat Ridge, and community members teamed up to plant trees along Clear Creek to protect against erosion and restore plant and wildlife habitats.

Learn about IES’s exciting new elementary school tree planting program in Wheat Ridge!

IES is seeking motivated volunteers and graduate interns passionate about protecting the environment!

IES Graduate Intern-Volunteer Announcement

Shop at Amazon Smile to Support IES for Free!

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low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop
on Amazon Smile (, 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!

Shop at Albertsons and Benefit IES!

Albertsons-logo1IES is an Albertsons Community Partner.  With a free Albertsons-IES key tag scanned when you check out at Albertsons, IES will receive 1% of your grocery bill! Click here to download a key tag or email
to receive a free key tag in the mail. Participating Albertsons locations include stores in AR, AZ, CO, FL, LA, NM,
and TX.

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