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As part of a nationwide week of action calling to #EndTheEra of Fossil Fuels, 350 Colorado is teaming up with local, national, and international partners for a Colorado Day of Action on June 10th to call on our leaders at every level to support a phase out new fracking permits in Colorado by 2030!
Scientists around the globe have called for a rapid phase out of new fossil fuel development in order to keep global temperatures below 1.5C and prevent the most catastrophic climate impacts. Impacts like the increasing drought and wildfires we see here in Colorado.
Despite that, we see our leaders here in Colorado and across the nation, continue to permit more fossil fuel development. About 1,000 new fracking permits in Colorado each year! It’s time for this to end.
On June 9th and 10th, Coloradans across the state will be holding direct action events in their communities to call for a phase out of fracking in Colorado. Oil and gas fracking in Colorado is the #1 source of pollution causing the climate crisis and the ‘severe’ ozone air quality issues along Colorado’s front range. To live up to our climate goals and our environmental justice goals in Colorado, we need to phase out fracking!
The focus of our Colorado direct actions is a call to action that individuals, leaders, and organizations sign on to support a phase out of Colorado fracking by 2030! We will have opportunities for leaders and organizations to endorse, and Colorado voters to “Pledge to Sign” to put a fracking phase out on the 2024 Colorado ballot. Coloradans together are taking power into our own hands and bringing a statewide ballot initiative to phase out all new fracking permits by 2030.
The Day of Action events will be fun, creative, and a little different in each location.
Denver: (Facebook event page here) June 10th from 1 PM to 4 PM at East Lawn, Colorado State Capitol at 1445 N Grant St. A free performance by a trio of professional improv artists, “Laugh Track Comedy,” as we gather Pledges to Sign the petition to put a fracking phase out on the Colorado statewide ballot.
Denver Youth Action: June 9th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at Chessman Park at 1599 E 8th Ave. Students and community members will celebrate the end of the school year and use chalk to create murals of a visual representation of the prompt “Building our Future.” Focused on youth climate advocacy and leadership because youth are the leaders of tomorrow.
Boulder: (Facebook event page here) June 10th from 12 PM to 5 PM at Boulder County Courthouse at 1325 Pearl St. Join us for a Phase out Fracking Action Party to build support and get pledges to sign a statewide ballot initiative to phase out new fracking by 2030! We’ll have:
- Live music by
- Bridget Law and Tierro of the Tierro Band
- Voodoo Lily
- Action-art making
- Speakers, including city, county, and state elected officials and representatives from local organizations
- Kid’s activities, including face painting and henna tattoos
- Education Station, with opportunities to take action on the spot and/or get more involved in this important effort!
Boulder Youth Action: June 10th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at the South Boulder Recreation Center at 1360 Gillaspie Dr. Students and community members will celebrate the end of the school year and use chalk to create murals of a visual representation of the prompt “Building our Future.” Focused on youth climate advocacy and leadership because youth are the leaders of tomorrow.
Colorado Springs: June 10th at 12 PM at the Pikes Peak Pride 2023 event at the Pioneer Museum at 215 S Tejon St. Pikes Peak Pride 2023 honors the active and diverse achievements of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of Colorado. 350 Colorado Springs will be tabling and gathering pledges to sign the Phase Out Fracking ballot initiative petition.
Aurora: June 10th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the entrance to the Aurora Reservoir at 5800 S. Powhatan Rd. Provide residents and users of the reservoir with information on the Pledge to Sign and the Lowry Cap Fracking project If approved, this project will build drilling pads as close as 2,000 feet of local homes and the Aurora Reservoir.
Glenwood Springs: June 10th at 11 AM at The Grind at 701 Grand Ave. Come on down to the underpass right outside of The Grind to pledge your vote to phase out fossil fuels with upcoming bills! We will have a chalk mural, music provided by KDNK, food, and loads of information to share regarding a transition to clean energy.
Lafayette: (Facebook event page here) June 10th from 3 PM to 5 PM at East Simpson Coffee Company at 201 E Simpson. Activists in Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, and across the fracked front range are joining forces on June 10th to call on individuals, leaders, and organizations to sign on to support a phase-out of Colorado fracking by 2030.
Ft. Collins: June 10th from 10 AM to 12 PM at 201 Laporte Ave. We will meet with interested citizens, share information on fracking, and ask for commitments on the Pledge to Sign.
Greeley: June 10th from 1 PM to 3 PM at 501 8th Ave. We will meet with interested citizens, share information on fracking, and ask for commitments on the Pledge to Sign.
Durango: June 10th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at Buckley Park at 1211 Main Ave. Students and community members will celebrate the end of the school year and use chalk to create murals of a visual representation of the prompt “Building our Future.” Focused on youth climate advocacy and leadership because youth are the leaders of tomorrow.
Virtual Coverage; Colorado and Beyond: June 11th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. After weeks of organizing and a weekend of actions, it is good to celebrate and share out on the positive impacts we are fighting for. This event is planned for Sunday, so we can look for pictures from across the state and country to look at together! From the events and changes we work towards in Colorado up to the Federal level, we will be discussing the topic live. Come join the conversation and tune in!
We’re encouraging Coloradans to host their direct actions in front of a government building in their communities or other significant gathering points, to have fun and be creative – think youth art, poetry, music, eye-catching visuals, or public theater!