Healthy Environment, Healthy Families

Mercy Housing’s National Environmental Sustainability Director, Caitlin Rood, has been honored with an appointment to the State of Colorado Pollution Prevention Advisory Board!

This is special because it’s a partnership — the lifeblood of Mercy Housing. Without partnerships, we couldn’t provide homes to over 42,000 residents. Affordable housing is about building a sense of community, requiring hard work, dedication, and trust between community partners. We’re thrilled that Governor Polis and the State of Colorado recognized Caitlin’s excellence.

Sustainable Affordable Housing?

Caitlin oversees the design and implementation of Mercy Housing’s sustainability efforts through our Green Hope program. These programs help to save money on utility bills and are good for the environment, as they preserve resources like water, electricity, and natural gas for future generations. Sustainability isn’t a luxury for Mercy Housing, it’s a necessity. Creativity and resourcefulness have made Mercy Housing’s sustainability efforts big money savers. Since Green Hope’s inception in 2013, we’ve saved $2.44M!

green infographic saying two point forty four million dollars

Pollution Prevention?

So, what does the State of Colorado Pollution Prevention Advisory Board do? They create pollution prevention goals, review environmental programs and laws, and support overall efforts to promote pollution prevention, to list just a few of their roles and responsibilities.

Mercy Housing is thrilled about Caitlin joining this impressive group of experts. With our home office in Denver, and with new developments on the way, it’s essential that we’re in touch and involved with what’s going on in our communities — especially when it comes to keeping the environment clean for future generations.

Congrats Caitlin!