The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization's Mission
We work to keep the interior West a special place by bringing
Climate disruption is not an ordinary environmental issue, and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization is not an ordinary environmental group. First, our diverse coalition of partners includes unusual allies and messengers, not just usual suspects: local governments; Denver Water, Colorado's largest water utility; nonprofit organizations; and businesses. This broad range of perspectives and voices gives us a different kind of credibility that other, more traditional groups may lack.
Second, we are working to protect the West, a special region that we and many people love. Mostly we focus on the specific, local impacts that climate disruption will have in this region and actions that can be taken here. Where we have particular expertise or a particular ability to make a difference, we work to change attitudes and actions across the nation. (See, for example, our work on climate change and national parks.) The climate and heat-trapping pollution know no boundaries, and climate protection actions undertaken anywhere, not just those in the West, benefit us here.
Third, RMCO also is unique because of the experience and savvy of our leaders, who have directed federal, state, and regional governmental agencies and also managed political campaigns in state and congressional races. We know how to reach out across political and other divides and broaden a base of support for actions that are in our common interest.
The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization is a nonprofit, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. Contributions are tax-deductible -- and essential to our work. We started with a clear mission and an ability to make a difference, but not with any endowment of funds. We can only continue doing our work if we get the support of people like you.