2020 at a Glance
2021 – A Just Transition away from Martin Drake
For 90 years, Martin Drake Power Plant has rained coal ash and pumped toxic chemicals into its surrounding communities. Drake is slated to close by 2023, but the city has no plans to address the ongoing health issues it has given nearby residents. This year, 350 CO Springs will sustain a campaign to ensure a just and equitable transition away from Drake.
Thanks to your support, in 2020 we were able to bring on a local team coordinator who has leveled up our organizing power by adding much-needed capacity to train and recruit volunteers, organizing meetings and events, and be a watchdog on Colorado Springs energy policy. Your continued support will allow us to keep our part-time local team coordinator, engage new people through digital marketing, and purchase supplies for creative, art-based actions that you can do from home.
Who We Are and What We Do
350 Colorado Springs is fighting against the climate crisis and for clean air, clean water, and livable wages in our community. We understand that in order to solve the climate crisis, we must tear down the oppressive economic and political systems that create it.
We challenge ourselves to embody justice and equity in every decision we make. We center and support those facing the brunt of the climate crisis today – people who are low-income, disabled, Black, Native, Hispanic, Latinx, or of other marginalized races and ethnicities.
We are building a people-powered movement to create long-lasting, systemic change through:
- Education on climate science, climate policy, and the systemic oppression at the root of climate chaos
- Trainings on community organizing, campaign strategy, and leadership development
- Political engagement on the city, county, state, and federal level
- Sit-ins/strikes to rally support, build community, and hold businesses and elected officials accountable
- Art builds to bring beauty to the movement
Consolidated power in the hands of businesspeople and politicians created this crisis, and people power will get us out.
More Ways you can get involved:
By becoming a monthly donor, you allow us to keep fighting for equitable and just transitions that stop the climate crisis. After completing the payment step, just fill out the survey to earmark your donation for 350 Colorado Springs.
If you have questions, ideas, or want to talk directly with the local team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org