“Do good things.” I could not tell you how many times my father has told me this – I would conservatively guess he has told me those words about 2 million times in my life.

I have mentioned this for quite some time now – that we need to focus on the good works and how much companies in the energy sector give back to their communities. From fundraisers to urgently responding to incidents of neighboring operators to lend a helping hand, I try to spread the word about the many good works that companies in the energy sector do and highlight the positives that these companies bring to their communities, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) is doing the same!

COGA is issuing an industry-wide community impact report – the form for submission can be found here.

What is it?

The goal is that the complete report will reflect industry efforts and employees’ efforts from last year to “highlight industry’s social responsibility and celebrate giving back.” If you know of a good thing a company in the energy sector has done in 2017, I urge you to go online and complete the form submission.

Why is this important?

It is crucial to highlight the good works of people, across all industries. Good spreads more good – I think I once heard that this is called a ripple effect. It reminds me of throwing a rock into a pond – the good continues to ripple out. The impacts of one good act spread and spread. In a time when we focus so much energy on negative things and events, we have to shift to focus on the good.

“Do good things.”