Clear the Air Foundation hits new milestone in 2019
More than 4,000 high-polluting vehicles taken off Colorado’s roads and streets

A line-up of recent high-polluting vehicles readied for donation to The Clear the Air Foundation.

A line-up of recent high-polluting vehicles readied for donation to The Clear the Air Foundation.

DENVER,July 29, 2019 –The Clear the Air Foundation, (CTAF), announced today it has successfully taken more than 4,000 cars off Colorado’s roads for good—a new milestone for CTAF.

Mark Zeigler, director of CTAF, said, “Taking 4,000 high-polluting vehicles off Colorado’s roads and streets equates to more than 37,151,633 pounds of greenhouse gas that will not pollute Colorado’s air. Many of these old vehicles will be turned into funds we can use for tuition and tools.”

Zeigler said the Foundation reduces polluting emissions by taking dilapidated vehicles as trade-ins from car dealerships and individuals. The vehicles are recycled and crushed. After the vehicle parts are sold, the Foundation takes those profits and distributes the funds back into the community in the form of scholarships to students in the automotive technology field. In the first half of 2019, the Foundation awarded 19 scholarships in Colorado to automotive technician students and employees.

We are working hard to make sure the next 4,000 cars come off the roads as soon as possible. If you have a car that really shouldn’t be on the road anymore, please consider donating it to the Foundation. It doesn’t cost you anything and it goes to a great cause:

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Founded in 2007 by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, the Clear the Air Foundation (CTAF) strives to improve the air we breathe by permanently taking old or improperly maintained vehicles off the road. The Foundation receives high-polluting vehicles donated by Colorado automobile dealers and citizens to improve the quality of Colorado’s air. These ‘clunkers’ are delivered to an auto recycling company, where they are recycled — never to pollute again. To date, the Foundation has recycled 4,353 vehicles.

In addition, the Foundation recycles the funds from crushed cars into $2,500 grants to students who are pursuing careers in the automotive technology industries. For more information, please visit theClear the Air Foundation.