Our main goal at Clear the Air Foundation is to make Colorado the best place it can be. We do that by taking old, environmentally unfriendly cars off the road and cleaning up the air that people breath. We also do it by using the money that comes from auto recycling to create scholarships for people looking to get into a career as an automotive technician. If you are have an old, beat up car and would like to make a difference, do so with Clear the Air Foundation.
In 2007, Clear the Air Foundation (CTAF) was founded with the assistance of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). The goal of CTAF is to help Colorado citizens who have asthma and other environment-related breathing disorders by improving air quality, and to provide scholarships to students furthering their education in the field of automotive technology. The foundation works closely with Colorado automobile dealers who donate high-polluting vehicles which are taken in on trade. Through their continued support and private donations, we have removed thousands of cars from the road since 2011.
Although there are many ways to potentially help the environment, avenues to make tangible impacts are not so prevalent. The way we take derelict vehicles off Colorado streets makes a real, direct impact on the air quality. That impact is immediate, not an effect that needs to be waited for. We’re able to do this because people know what we’re about, and that our intentions are pure—just like the air we want to breathe in Colorado.