Welcome to our December 2022 Newsletter!

In this issue, read about the recent EPA grant that 350 Colorado received to conduct air quality monitoring near two public schools in Greeley, Colorado. It is the largest grant in 350 Colorado’s history, and will enable us to clearly demonstrate the negative impacts of oil and gas development happening immediately adjacent to children in our state. And – read on to learn about 5 clear ways you can take action this month! 

It is Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 6! Please support strong climate action with an end of year donation! Finally, come out for an evening of fun, and let’s celebrate everything we have accomplished together in 2022 at our Annual Holiday Party on December 10th! 

From all of us on the 350CO Team, we wish you a wonderful December!

PS: 350CO is hiring! To learn more about our Beyond Oil & Gas Campaign Coordinator position, click here.

Quote of the Month  

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

– Dr. Jane Goodall, Scientist & Activist 

Action of The Month: Colorado Gives Day is December 6! Donate to support strong climate action with an End of Year Contribution to 350CO by December 6!  –> Click here to make your Colorado Gives Day Donation Today!

Colorado Gives Day is December 6! Support 350CO’s End of Year Fundraiser – We’re All In!

Please support 350 Colorado with an end of year donation for Colorado Gives Day, and support our powerful grassroots movement in continuing our work for strong climate action and leadership in our state!

350 Northern Colorado Wins $500,000 EPA Grant!

An air quality monitoring project in Greeley near two public schools, Bella Romero Academy and Tointon Academy, will be funded with the largest grant in 350 Colorado’s history. 

5 Ways to Take Climate Action this December! There are always ways we can jump in and take action order to effect positive change – and this month has no shortage of opportunities! The below events and petitions are ways you can take action this December, whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours.

Tis the Season … to Practice Zero Waste

With the holiday season coming up fast, bringing more material goods than we need or want, wrapped in more paper or plastic than we can ever reuse or recycle, the image of a Zero Waste society seems heavenly. What is it and how do we get there? Read on.


A huge thanks to our December Climate Hero of the Month – Fred Malo!

We’ve reached the end of 2022 and we are raising our glass to our final climate hero of 2022, Fred Malo! Fred is a 350 Roaring Fork Team Leadership Council Member and dedicated volunteer, and is a co-leader of the 350 Roaring Fork Team. Fred is currently helping protest the Uinta Basin Railway, poised to bring upwards of 10 oil trains through Colorado from Utah to Louisiana. He also submits on average 4 letters to the editor EACH MONTH on climate issues!

Meet Fred! 


Video of the Month – Biochar Tour with ‘Biochar Now’ 

Biochar is charcoal produced from pant matter & stored in the soil as a means of removing CO2 from the atmosphere. 350CO’s Regenerative Agriculture Committee learned all about it during a recent tour with Biochar Now!

Upcoming Events & Actions

  • Dec. 1, 6-7:30pm – Guanella Comprehensive Area Drilling Plan (CAP) Info & Action Session (Join via Zoom here) – Learn about proposed Weld County drilling and ways to take action. 
  • Dec. 2 – Deadline to submit written comment on cumulative climate impacts with COGCC!  Toolkit here with all you need to know to submit a comment. Deadline to submit written comment is Dec 2! 
  • Dec. 3, 1-3pm –  350CO & Black Parents United Foundation Public Comment Training (Aurora – Register here)
  • Dec. 6 – Colorado Gives Day! Support strong climate action! 

  • Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30pm – Jack’s Solar Garden Agri-voltaics Research Presentation & Biochar Tour Virtual Review (Join here on zoom)
  • Dec. 7, 6pm – Webinar on How to Stop the Uinta Basin Railway (Register here) 
  • Dec. 8, 6-7:30pm – Stop the Uinta Basin Railway Letter Writing Action (Boulder – Register here)

    Dec. 10, 4-7pm – Stop the Uinta Basin Railway Action! (Denver; Learn more & RSVP here)

  • Dec. 10, 7-9:30pm – 350CO Holiday Party – all welcome! (Lafayette)
  • Dec. 14, 12:30-1:30pm – Presentation from Passive House Energy (Join here on zoom)

Please view our full calendar to join local team meetings, committee conference calls & more

Did you know? You can support 350CO when buying a home!

If you or someone you know is looking to buy a new home, please support 350CO through Climate Change Realty – a real estate brokerage that donates 50% of its net commissions to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting climate change. Contact ethan@ccrboulder.com if you are interested in moving or visit www.ccrboulder.com today and look for 350CO on the list of partnering non-profits!