350 Colorado is working locally to help build the global 350.org movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a clean, renewable energy future.
Thanks to all 350 Colorado supporters and allies who joined us for our “DRAW THE LINE “ Action Day, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Putting people power to work again at the event here in Denver and around the Nation, we showed President Obama and other leaders that our commitment to defending our communities and stopping the tar sands is non-negotiable.
President Obama has said that he’s willing to stop the pipeline if he thinks it ‘significantly contribute[s]’ to climate change — so we’ll keep rising up to keep the tar sands oil in the ground, prevent atmospheric CO2 from rising to 600ppm, and not allow “game over” for the climate (- quote from NASA scientist James Hansen).
Through art and movement, over 200 people joined together at our State Capitol and marched by the Suncor (a Canadian company) tar sands local corporate office to the Canadian Consul Office, drawing lines to send an unmistakable message that the tar sands are a climate disaster and President Obama must stop the pipeline. We drew lines to protect our children’s futures, to protect our forests, farms, homes, and mountain landscapes from record wildfires, droughts, devastating floods, pine beetle devastation, decreased snowpack and other impacts wrought by climate change on our region.
Thanks for taking a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline and for a sustainable future!
The 350 Colorado Team
”Good Governors Don’t Frack Their People!”
Thanks to 350 Colorado and Protect Our Colorado supporters, and other allies for gathering on July 13th to tell Governor Hickenlooper and other governors from across the country that “Good Governors Don’t Frack Their People.” We are organizing an anti-fracking, pro-renewable energy demonstration at the Democratic Governors Association “Summer Policy Conference” in Aspen, CO. We let these important state leaders (and presidential hopefuls) know that support for dirty and dangerous fracking is completely unacceptable, unpopular with voters, and that they need to get on the right side of history on this issue!
When: July 13th, noon
Event Co-hosts: Protect OurColorado, 350Colorado, CODEPINK, BoCoCCR, Food and Water Watch, Americans Against Fracking, Frack FreeColorado, Frack FreeBoulder, Earth Guardians, and Sierra Club
P.S. Travel and housing networking: Please sign up here if you 1) would like to carpool or otherwise travel (bike, etc.) with others to Aspen, 2) live in the Aspen area and are willing to provide housing or tent space in your yard to out of town activists, or 3) if you are looking for housing or a place to pitch a tent for the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our
You made it A HUGE SUCCESS!
On February 17th, nearly 50,000 people from around the country converged on Washington, DC to demand that President Obama take strong action on climate change and stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Here in Colorado, we also hosted a #ForwardonClimate Solidarity March and Rally in Denver with over 1,000 participants!
We kicked it off with a student-led “Go Fossil Free” rally, then marched as a human pipeline to Civic Center Park. There we converged with other groups for a mass “human oil spill” and rally, with awesome speakers like James Balog of “Chasing Ice”, Auden Schendler of Aspen Skiing Company, Taryn and Cheyenne from Idle No More, Jodee Brekke of The Mothers Project and Protect Our Colorado, Rev. Peter Sawtell of Eco-Justice Ministries, Mark Chavez of GoFossilFree.org campaigns across Colorado and more! Thanks to our emcee Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, the 12-year-old leader of the Earth Guardians youth group, who also performed with other members of the groups performance group. And thanks to other awesome performers including Jonny 5 of the Flobots, Laura Holdhammer, and DJ Cavem!
We’ll keep calling for fossil fuel divestment on college campuses, demanding a clean energy future, and standing up to oppose extreme energy projects like the Keystone XL pipeline.
Thanks to the event co-sponsors: GoFossilFree.org Campus Divestment Campaigns, 350 Colorado, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Environment Colorado, Protect Our Colorado, What the Frack?! Arapahoe, Earth Guardians, PLAN-Boulder County, Be the Change, Clean Energy Action, Eco-Justice Ministries, Colorado Move to Amend, Climate Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Idle No More, AspenSnowmass, Protect Our Winters, American Indian Movement of Colorado and other allies
- Check out this great video of the event!
- Fox 31
- CBS Local – Denver
- Indian Country Today Media Network
- North Denver Tribune
- Mercury News
- The Denver Post
- KGNU post-event coverage – both the Denver Rally (with Jim Pullen) and the DC Rally (Irene Rodriguez) - http://www.kgnu.org/morningmag/2/19/2013 (minute 11:45)
- KGNU Pre-event coverage – http://www.kgnu.org/morningmag/2/15/2013 (minute 6)
It’s time to Go Fossil Free!
Students at more than 200 universities and colleges across the U.S. have launched Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns on their campuses. Go to www.GoFossilFree.org to learn more and join or start a campaign on your campus! Graduated? Alumni, donor, and community member support is also much needed – and consider starting a fossil free campaign in your city, place of worship, or with your pension plan!
Why it’s time to go fossil free – do the math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.
Let’s build the movement that will change the terrifying math of the climate crisis!