Drive Clean Colorado (DCC) recognizes that low-income communities, and especially communities of color, are most affected by environmental impacts including impacts from dirty transportation-related emissions. DCC aims to usher in a future of sustainability, with a deep focus on a just transition to a clean transportation system.  

At DCC, we recognize the reality and the problem of institutional racism. We pledge to work alongside and with vulnerable communities by listening to and amplifying the ideas, perspectives, and solutions of diverse voices. It is only through collaboration and partnership that we can tackle the realities of climate change, promote intersectional environmentalism, and usher in a transportation system that does not discriminate against geography, income, race, gender, sexuality, and other differences.  

Additionally, at DCC, we recognize that we live, work, and advocate for clean transportation on lands that were traditionally occupied by indigenous peoples including the following: 

  • Ute 
  • Cheyenne
  • Arapahoe
  • Jicarilla Apache
  • Kiowa
  • Comanche
  • Pueblos
  • Eastern Shoshone
  • Ochethi Sakowin (Sioux) 
  • Pawnee 
  • Osage

In our work DCC seeks to: 

  • Attract and retain job candidates, board members, stakeholders, and business partners from diverse backgrounds and regions across Colorado.
  • Partner with organizations that are led by people of color.
  • Invite people of color and leaders in marginalized communities to act as guest speakers for conferences, webinars, and other public events. 
  • Create an inclusive work environment.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are core values of DCC’s mission to bring clean air quality to all Coloradans as a result of clean transportation and mobility. 

We acknowledge that incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our practices is an ongoing learning process. We consider this to be a living document, and we welcome and encourage feedback.