TAKE ACTION: Protect Air Quality During A Respiratory Pandemic
Join us in calling for all fossil fuel extraction and production activities known to release harmful VOCs and air pollution to be ceased, without exception, throughout the state for at least 30 days and until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained in Colorado.
“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”
Written by Liz Fuhr
During 50th EarthWeek in April 2020 we boldly assert: we are all one family on ONE PLANET. The tragic rapid pandemic sweep of the coronavirus belies national differentiations and protestations of special power. Our common humanity and vulnerability is witness that our very breath, our air, and our touch all suffer the reality of how closely we are bonded.
Written by 350CO Staff
Sophie Chivers is 17 and a senior at Niwot High School. Born and raised in Boulder, nature has always been a huge part of her life. She and her mother had been supporters of the climate movement for a long time, but in late 2019, Sophie decided that she wanted to be more involved.
By Miranda Glasbergen, 350 Denver volunteer
In the current coronavirus vortex, the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 seems like several lifetimes ago. Some of us are too young to remember that day – or maybe weren’t even born yet. We think of the 1960s and ‘70s as the start of the environmental movement.
Written by Elisabeth Gick20 million US citizens participated in the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970.
20 million equaled 10 percent of the US population at the time. For comparison, only 1 to 1.6 % of the population participated in the big 2017 women’s marches in the U.S., according to Wikipedia.
“I congratulate you, who by your presence here today demonstrates your concern and commitment to an issue that is more than just a matter of survival. How we survive is the critical question.
Earth Day is dramatic evidence of a broad new national concern that cuts across generations and ideologies. It may be symbolic of a new communication between young and old about our values and priorities.
By Sam Killmeyer
This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this holiday is a great opportunity to engage everyone, young and old, in conversations about the environment! More so, if your child’s school has been canceled or they are taking classes remotely due to coronavirus, you may be looking for some ways to supplement their education and keep them engaged.
Written by 350CO Intern Sarah GironHappy April Fools Day! Here is some light satire to brighten your day.
The mini wars began millions of years ago when inorganic matter started to collide in the depths of the mysterious, dark, and desolate space.
These compounds thought they were all alone, but they kept running into these other elements.
On Wednesday, March 25th the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hosted its hearing virtually, with opportunity to offer public comment online. 350 Colorado staff and members were there to comment, calling for a halt to all oil and gas activities for at least 30 days and until COVID-19 is contained.
In the wake of COVID-19, 350 Colorado is working to proactively respond with public health and safety as a top priority. For all of us working to address the climate crisis, this pandemic serves as a strong reminder both about likely challenges that lie ahead in our collective response to climate change and also our ability to act quickly for the greater good when we must.