Welcome to the February 2024 Climate Action Newsletter 🌎📢
Activists gathered at the State of the Climate Press Conference in Denver

Quote of the Month 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don’t have any.”

– Alice Walker

Action of The Month

Use this toolkit to ask your legislators to support the Phase Out and Clean Up Bill (More details below)

How to take action this month:

📱 Share: (Takes a minute or two) – Share this post on Instagram to help us spread the word about Climate Lobby Day! Sharing, saving, and commenting on our posts helps make sure they get seen by more people.

How to advocate for the phase out clean up bill

 ✉ Contact Your Legislators: (Takes 10-40 mins)

The “Modifications to Processes in Energy and Carbon Management.” a.k.a. the Phase Out & Clean Up bill, in the 2024 legislative session, co-championed with WildEarth Guardians, is 350 Colorado’s highest priority as an organization, and many other groups share our urgency on this matter.

This bill will phase out the approval of new oil and gas permits by 2030, prioritizing disproportionately impacted communities for reduction, and enacting liability reform to ensure the industry—rather than taxpayers—will pay to clean up orphan wells and spills. It also has provisions for a followup on the study on how to support oil and gas workers and communities put in place last year by HB23-1074.

Take action with this toolkit

What’s going on at 350CO?

To get involved with one of our committees or local teams, check out this committee list or sign up for a local team near you! See our calendar for all upcoming committee meetings.

Movement Building Committee

Join the 350 Colorado Movement Building Committee and be part of a dynamic grassroots climate movement! We’re dedicated to building an inclusive space where you can connect with other activists, contribute to climate action, and make a real difference in our state.

Together, let’s amplify our voices and create positive change for a sustainable future. Sign up for the Movement Building Committee now and be part of the movement – our next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 6-7:30pm.

Legislative Action Committee

The legislative session in Colorado is underway, and there’s lots to do on the climate justice front! Joining our legislative action committee is one of the biggest ways to get involved with climate solutions over the next few months. We’re putting in work advocating for several upcoming bills being introduced soon and organizing a Climate Lobby Day to maximize our efforts.

No experience with legislative action? No worries. We’re here for support and guidance. Use this link to sign up for the legislative action committee to stay in the loop about bills to support, meetings, and updates. Don’t miss the upcoming How to Lobby 101 training webinar in preparation for Climate Lobby Day.

Recent news


Climate Lobby Day 2024 – Advocate for Climate Solutions at the Capitol!

Climate Lobby Day is a day full of meetings with legislators following of an eventful week dedicated to climate advocacy. We’d love to have you join in, even if you don’t have experience with legislative action! Here’s what you can expect from this action-packed day and the trainings leading up to it.


Well in ColoradoEPA Rejects Air-Pollution Permits for Oil, Gas Wells in Colorado

A recent win for clean air! “Without actual testing to ensure that oil and gas facilities are limiting pollution as the law requires, permitting becomes a rubberstamping paperwork exercise,” said Micah Parkin, executive director of 350 Colorado. “The EPA’s ruling ensures the oil and gas industry is held accountable for the damage it does to Colorado’s communities and air.”


Compost Pile

Two people shovel from a compost pile

The Case for Community Composting

Community composting is one of the most straightforward and impactful climate change solutions we can implement. “In the five months that my partner and I have used the service, we’ve diverted 85 pounds of food waste—the equivalent of 85 miles offset, 4,178 smartphones charged, and 38 pounds of burning coal avoided.” Read this piece by 350CO volunteer Kyle and learn more!


 

Art & Activism – Explore the Climate Museum

Today, there are climate museums in Chicago, Houston, Germany and the Philippines. The Climate Museum, a nonprofit organization founded in 2018, has as its mission, according to Massie is “to educate the public and to get them to take civil action.” 350CO volunteer Susan interviews Saskia Randle, Design and Curatorial Associate at the Climate Museum on the museum’s intent and impact.


 

 

A huge thanks to our February Climate Hero of the Month – Braeden Miguel!

Meet Braeden!

We have so much love for Braeden! Their commitment to this work is truly impossible to miss. From supporting so many local events across the state, and doing impactful and important climate advocacy work on social media through their own channels, Braeden does it all!

“Braeden is a very special piece of the climate justice movement in the Denver metro area!” said Bobbie Mooney, 350 Beyond Oil & Gas Campaign Coordinator. “They can always be counted on to show up at rallies, actions, meetings, and celebrations of all sorts lead by 350 Colorado and all our amazing allied organizations and communities working towards meaningful action for climate justice.”


Upcoming Events & Actions

  • Saturday, Feb. 10th, 11:45am-3pm – Aurora Fracking & Pollution: Action Tour with Earthworks – (Aurora)RSVP here
  • Thursday, Feb, 15th, 6pm-7:30pm – Crafting Climate Resilience (Ft. Collins)See more info
  • Monday, Feb. 19th, 5pm – How to Lobby 101 Climate Lobby Training (Zoom) RSVP here (Same link as Climate Lobby Day)
  • Saturday, Feb. 17th, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Climatique x Sunrise Boulder Concert (Boulder)RSVP here
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 3pm-5pm – Fracking the System Film Screening – 350NoCo x CSU (Ft. Collins)Register here
  • Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm – “American Outrage” Film Screening (Carbondale)Get more info
  • Friday, Feb. 23rd, 7:30pm – Colorado Environmental Film Festival  – Fracking the System Film Debut – (Golden)Get passes or stream
  • Saturday, Feb. 24th, 6pm – Fracking the System Film Screening (Glenwood Springs)Get more info
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm – Climate Sign Making Party – Help us prep for Climate Lobby Day! (Denver)RSVP here
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 12pm-1pm – Insure our Future Global Week of Action 350CO Protest at the AIG building (Denver) – Save the date
  • Friday, March 1st, 8am-12pm – Climate Lobby Day 2024 (Denver)RSVP here
Please view our full calendar to join local team meetings, committee conference calls & more!

P.S. Please support crucial climate action work in Colorado – become a monthly sustaining donor at $10 or more per month!

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