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Heather Knox of EcoAction Partners Appointed to Colorado’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee

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November 15, 2017 (Telluride, Colorado) - Heather Knox, Executive Director of EcoAction Partners, a sustainability non-profit organization serving San Miguel and Ouray Counties, was recently appointed by the State of Colorado to the Pollution Advisory Board Assistance Committee. Knox is one of thirteen individuals from around the state that was chosen to join the committee. The committee will work in concert with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board to oversee the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) grant and rebate programs.

The RREO grant and rebate programs play an integral role in developing recycling infrastructure throughout Colorado by providing financial support to: businesses, local governments, nonprofit groups, schools, and universities. To date, the RREO grant and rebate programs have awarded $11.5 million dollars critical to diverting waste from landfills.

Heather Knox commented on her recent appointment, “I’m pleased to be selected to serve on this State of Colorado advisory committee to be a voice for the western slope, and to help find solutions to the specific challenges that face our region for recycling and waste diversion.”

About the RREO Grant Program

The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Act (HB 07-1288) created the RREO Grant Program with the intent to fund implementation projects that promote economic development through the productive management of recyclable materials that would otherwise be treated as discards. Projects that meet this goal are designed to implement recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, source reduction, and beneficial use/reuse for a wide variety of materials. Funds are awarded to businesses, local governments, nonprofit groups, and schools and universities throughout Colorado. The grant program is under the authority of Colorado’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board.

About EcoAction Partners

EcoAction Partners is a sustainability non-profit organization serving San Miguel and Ouray Counties. EcoAction Partners works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and tracking our regional progress toward these goals. Through a variety of programs, EcoAction Partners works with communities to reduce waste, increase local food supply, and encourage other sustainable practices.