Chemical Footprint Project Mission and Goals

Chemical Footprint Project Mission and Goals

(formerly Contaminants of Emerging Concern Project)

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Project Mission and Goals

The mission of the Chemical Footprint Project is to prevent water pollution and protect human and environmental health by reducing household and commercial chemical footprints.

The goals of the CFP Project are:Gaulke_EC-drain

  • Foster commitment to reduce use of personal care, food, and household products containing chemicals of concern
  • Identify safe and effective alternatives to products containing chemicals of concern
  • Show kids and adults how to reduce their chemical footprints
  • Demonstrate that prevention of trace contaminants in water is better and cheaper than treatment
  • Expand and improve outreach and communication about the issue
  • Increase knowledge and resources about reducing chemical footprints

IES CFP Project Master Plan January 2017

CFP Save Our Water Initiative

IES CFP Save Our Water Initiative

CFP Project Team

To advance our mission, the Chemical Footprint Project Team works on several initiatives to reduce human exposure to Contaminants of Emerging Concern released from personal care and household products.  CFP Project Team members work on outreach, development and presentation of workshops for kids and adults, and research to stay current with the latest chemical footprint news.

The CEC Team presenting at September CREEC MeetingThe CFP Project Team seeks motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our team as graduate interns or Institute Associates. CFP Project Volunteers and Graduate Interns participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, educational programs, and outreach. Institute Associates have a broad range of technical, economic, social and legal expertise that aide the CEC Team in carrying out our mission. If you are interested in joining the CFP Project Team as a Graduate Intern or Institute Associate, contact IES at

IES Graduate Intern-Volunteer Announcement


Chemical Footprint Project Steering Committee

The CFP Project Steering Committee consists of business, academic, nonprofit, and government staring at glass of waterprofessionals who provide overall project direction and professional and technical oversight. The Steering Committee represents a wide range of professional and technical interests from the community and gives the organization valuable insight into methods for engaging local groups and businesses to advance the CFP project goals and foster sustainable behavior. The CFP Steering Committee meets quarterly. If you are interested in joining, contact IES at

Thomas Borch, Ph.D., and Robert Young, Colorado State University
Caroline Byus, Leonard Rice Engineers
Greg Fabisiak, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Bill Hayes, Boulder County Public Health
Kristen Keteles, Ph.D., U.S. EPA Region 8
Shannon D. Phelps, The SeaCrest Group
Susan Sherrod, Ph.D., Ecologist
Michael Sherry, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Jeannette Sutton. City and County of Denver, ex officio
Janice Ward, U.S. Geological Survey, retired



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