Meet Our Past Grantees

2013 Grant Awarded to Pikes Peak Permaculture!

Pikes Peak Permaculture built a waterwise garden to be used for education about sustainable landscaping.

2012 Grant Awarded to Pikes Peak Community College!

Pikes Peak Community College Hydration Station The Plan:

  • “Tap into the reusable.”
  • Install 6 hydrations stations at our Rampart Range Campus, Downtown Studio Campus and Centennial Campus (2 stations at each).
  • According to Food and Water Watch, a non-profit organization that advocates for safe and affordable drinking water, more than 17 million barrels of oil –enough to fuel a million cars for a year—are needed to produce the plastic water bottles sold annually in the United States.

Hydration Station The RESULT!

67,000+ hydration station REUSABLE water bottle fills
46 tons of waste recycled in 2012
Since 2011, plastic water bottle sales decreased 18.84%
Since 2011, reusable water bottle sales increased 132.8%

More Information Visit http://www.ppcc.edu/about/sustainability/

2011 Grant Awarded to Care and Share for their Passive Solar Greenhouse project!

 

The passive solar greenhouse was a community building experience to grow food for the almost 1 in 4 children who are food insecure.  Thank you to our great partners:

•Pikes Peak Earth Day
•Rocky Mountain Solar
•Leffingwell Consulting Engineers, Inc.
•Art of Engineering
•Paterson Construction
•Sun Fed Homes
•El Paso County Building Dept.
•Erik Running, PPUG, Doug Marts
•Colorado Garden and Home Show