The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) was founded on March 29, 1996, with Ron Larson and Paul Notari generating the first membership solicitation. Our first board meeting was held on April 8, and the Inaugural Meeting of Membership on May 22, 1996. On June 6, 1996, CRES was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of Colorado. CRES drives environmental, social, and economic benefits for Colorado by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. CRES and its local chapters provide education, policy advocacy, and community engagement that accelerate the adoption of all forms of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance building, energy storage, and emerging technologies that will help Colorado achieve 100% renewable energy.