A large coalition of activists and community leaders rallied today in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs and 20 other locations across the country for a national day of action holding the world’s worst funder of fossil fuels, JPMorgan Chase, accountable for its financing practices. Since the Paris Agreement, JPMorgan Chase has provided $196 billion in finance for fossil fuels.
Today HB19-1270 – PERA Public Employees’ Retirement Association Board Assess Climate-related financial risks – was heard by the House Finance Committee; 350 Colorado testified in support, highlighting how the proposed study would have presented an opportunity for PERA to take its assessment of climate-related financial risk to the next level – and also for Colorado to lead in this space.
This last weekend we hosted the Promise to Protect NVDA training in Denver Colorado with 350.org National and local partners; Four Winds American Indian Council, AIM – Denver chapter, Spirit of the Sun and Colorado Rising
Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, the long-anticipated bill to establish new climate goals for the State of Colorado was released by its cosponsors in the House and Senate. The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC), of which 350 Colorado is a member, supports efforts to address the climate crisis and calls on the General Assembly to adopt bolder climate goals than those currently proposed in the bill in order to be more consistent with a 66% chance of limiting the global average temperature rise no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius – the maximum recommended in the October 2018 Report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to avoid the most dire climate impacts.
350 Denver member Joe Lantz has the answer: Refurbished bikes! Joe combines his love for the environment with his passion for bikes by volunteering at Bikes Together. This Denver non-profit bike shop rescues used bikes and bike parts from the landfill, fixes your bike or teaches you how, and helps kids from low-income families acquire a set of wheels. Working to save the climate one bike at a time!