Operating since 2011, the Clear the Air Foundation is the first and only high-emitting vehicle recycling operation aimed at reducing Colorado's brown cloud emissions
The Foundations recycles older, higher-emitting vehicles ensuring they are crushed, never to see Colorado's public roads again. In 9 years of operations, they have removed over 4,600 vehicles, or the equivalent of 90 million pounds of greenhouse gases.
Proceeds from the recycling of vehicles are used to fund tuition and tool scholarships for automotive technician students at Colorado's trade and vocational schools. In 2019, over $100,000 was awarded to 20 students.