Xcel Energy customers are now donating to Fisher’s Peak State Park through a program the company has used to raise money for charities.
According to the company, “Xcel Energy will donate $25 to The Trust for Public Land in Colorado for each new enrollment in the company’s Saver’s Switch program, which helps customers save energy and money on the hottest days of summer.”
The company said that in the first 45 days more than 1,500 customers signed up to generate almost $40,000. They are extending the program through January and The Trust for Public Land in Colorado is pledging to use funds to further the Fisher’s Peak State Park process.
“Xcel Energy’s donation supports The Trust for Public Land, who in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado and the City of Trinidad will develop a master plan for this dramatic, unique landscape. The endeavor is focused on responsible recreational access and habitat conservation, preserving the native species of the area and the vital wildlife habitat that sustains them,” wrote the company.
The Trust for Public Land’s Colorado and Southwest Program Director Jim Petterson said, “Rare is the opportunity to collaborate on a project that has such potential to strengthen a small, local economy, build sense of place and connect thousands of people to nature in one of Colorado’s most spectacular landscapes. We’re grateful for Xcel Energy’s support of this project that demonstrates a shared belief in conservation and the power of land for the people.”
“This is exactly the kind of collaboration with our community I love to see; it delivers a true win-win for our environment and our customers,” said Xcel Energy - Colorado President Alice Jackson. “Residents help conserve our energy resources, and we all get a new wildlife area that’s well-managed and protected. Programs like Saver’s Switch are also vital in helping us meet our ambitious goal to deliver 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.”