About Us

We are Resource Central — an award-winning nonprofit in Boulder, Colorado, determined to make conservation so simple that you don’t even realize you’re doing it. Established in 1976, our innovative programs have helped more than 900,000 people save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste. And we’re just getting started.

Mission Statement:

Putting Conservation into Action.

Vision Statement:

Thriving Communities Living Sustainably.

Our Core Values

Sustainability: We generate changes that benefit people and our planet. Entrepreneurship: We think creatively to grow our conservation impact & save people money. Empowerment: We encourage initiative to solve problems and improve what we do. Diversity: We seek participation across diverse cultures and communities. Simplicity: We make it easy to conserve natural resources.
Sustainability:

We generate changes that benefit people and our planet.

Entrepreneurship:

We think creatively to grow our conservation impact & save people money.

Empowerment:

We encourage initiative to solve problems and improve what we do.

Diversity:

We seek participation across diverse cultures and communities.

Simplicity:

We make it easy to conserve natural resources.

Our Conservation Programs

Save Water

  • Garden In A Box low-water garden kits are perfect for Colorado yards, and our plant-by-numbers system designed by landscapers makes it easy to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly, and drought-tolerant oasis.
  • Lawn Replacement Programs offer options for swapping out your lawn for waterwise plants and creating a stunning outdoor space that uses less water, supports pollinators, and requires less maintenance.
  • Slow the Flow sprinkler evaluations help Colorado residents and businesses use water wisely with customized watering schedules and recommendations for improving efficiency and reducing water waste.
  • Water Conservation Partnerships with utilities and municipalities are designed to help their residents save water in their homes and businesses.
  • Waterwise Yard Seminars provide free online sessions to learn low-water landscaping basics from local landscape and horticultural professionals.
  • Waterwise Yards is your inspiration hub for sustainable landscaping and vibrant landscaping.

Reduce Waste

  • Materials Reuse facility is a sustainable solution for donating and discovering reclaimed building and household materials for your next home improvement project.
  • Free Home Pickup Services will transport qualifying donations from your home to our Materials Reuse facility.
  • Deconstruction Assessments include a reuse/recycling assessment, free pickup service, and the creation of a Sustainable Deconstruction Plan by our Zero Waste Team.

Conserve Energy

  • Renew Our Schools is a powerful energy education program that gets students and staff in schools across the nation excited about getting smarter about energy consumption.

Get Involved

  • Events are a fun opportunity to connect the conservation community and Resource Central team.
  • Give a tax-deductible gift and help us reach even more families to protect the Colorado we love and ensure a healthier, more sustainable climate.
  • Volunteer your time and help put conservation into action.

Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Resource Central is proud to be a four-star nonprofit, the top rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator.

Awards

  • Boulder Chamber Celebration of Leadership Honoree, Virginia Patterson Business Leader of the Year Award
  • Recycle Colorado: Outstanding Non-Profit Diversion Program
  • BizWest: Community Builder Awards “Social Enterprise”
  • BizWest: Innovation Quotient (IQ) Award Nonprofit
  • Boulder Magazine: The REAL Awards “Environmental Heroes”
  • The Community Foundation Boulder County: NOVA Award “Environment”
  • eTown Hall: The eChievement Award
  • And many others throughout our 40+ year history!

2024 Resource Central team

Contact Us

Email us or call 303-999-3820