How it Works

Conservation for All

Conservation for All is a program of the nonprofit Center for ReSource Conservation — thirty people in Boulder determined to make conservation so simple that you don’t even realize you’re doing it. We’ve helped thousands of people improve their homes and businesses. And we’re just getting started.

Conservation for All makes it easier for families to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources. As utility bills go down, the money savings go up.

Here’s how it works. Community members like you are invited to give a gift – LED light bulbs, high-efficiency toilets, solar panels, etc – through our new Conservation for All website. We then work with low-income housing providers to use those gifts to upgrade homes to be more efficient.

By swapping out old light bulbs for new LED bulbs throughout the house, together we’ll save huge amounts of electricity. By replacing old water-wasting toilets with new WaterSense toilets, together we’ll save up to 300,000 gallons of water for each one upgraded. It’s a smart way to have a big impact. But it’s not just the environment that wins.

Low-income families often spend a large percentage of their monthly income on basic utility costs, sometimes as much as 25-50%. This is because older apartments tend to have less efficient appliances that cost more to operate. Those dollars could otherwise be spent on necessities like food, clothing, and medicine. Conservation for All can help.

It’s an innovative, scalable model with a tangible community impact. And it all starts with you, so please add your support.

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FAQs

Are gifts to Conservation for All tax deductible?

Yes, as part of the nonprofit Center for ReSource Conservation, a 501c3 organization, your contributions are tax deductible. Our federal tax ID number is: 84-0808982.

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After I add my support, when are the materials delivered to low-income housing authorities for installation?

Funded conservation materials such as LED lightbulbs, high-efficiency toilets, and gift cards to ReSource are delivered to housing authorities three times per year for installation into the homes of low-income families.  Complete Solar PV systems are installed by Namaste Solar on the roofs of low-income family homes for every ten solar panels purchased.

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Do low-income families pay their own water and electricity bills or are they paid by housing authorities who own the homes or condos?

It varies by home and by housing authority. When families pay their utility bills themselves, they directly benefit from lower water or electricity bills. In cases where a low-income housing authority pays the water or electricity bills for families, home efficiency upgrades help a housing authority lower its operating costs and they are able to pass along the savings.

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