Welcome to our March 2023 Newsletter! On behalf of all of us at 350CO – Happy March!

In this issue, hear from a Colorado youth climate leader on why we need stronger action from our leaders, and read about the history of the oil and gas wars in Colorado – and why they are still not over. You’ll also learn about disruptive technologies as well as upcoming legislation that will further enable the use of biochar to plug oil and gas wells and how biochar can be a form of ‘unfracking.’ (Biochar is charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). Finally, read all about our annual Climate Lobby Day and ways to take action. 

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

Quote of the Month  

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
—Wendell Berry

Action of The Month: Attend the ‘No New Fracking 2030 Action Party’ on Sunday 3/19 –> Reserve your spot!

350CO Hosts Annual Climate Lobby Day: Constituent Lobbyists Urge Legislators to Support Key Bills

350 Colorado volunteer Suzanne Plaut describes her experience at our February 10 Climate Lobby Day, and urges other 350 members to get to know the priority bills and forge relationships with their state legislators.


“Governor Polis, We Need You to Focus” – Call to Action from a Colorado Youth Climate Leader

Youth climate leader and 350CO Board Co-Chair Katessia Robertson shares a plea for stronger climate action and leadership in our state in light of continued permitting of harmful neighborhood oil and gas fracking operations.

Colorado Oil + Gas Wars: Still Not Over

A comprehensive history and overview of Colorado’s oil and gas wars over the past decade and the failure of leadership to protect Colorado communities. Read on to follow the dramatic twists and turns of a movement that will not give up until the permits end.

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How Clean Disruptive Technologies Will Bring Us a Better Future – And Why We Should Be Careful Where We Put Our Money

It’s only human to think that the world we live in now will continue forever. Even if we know logically it isn’t true, we imagine the future to be pretty much the same as it is now. New and different technology that displaces entrenched industries is called disruptive technology. Read on to learn more and how these technologies could shape our future.


Climate Wellness & Resiliency: Caring for Ourselves & One Another

Organizing for the climate and justice is hard, and burnout is real. We are so excited to grow this work in 2023 with the help of dedicated and passionate professionals. We will have free workshops to offer this year, but we need to hear from you first! Take our quick climate wellness & resiliency and help us strengthen this important body of work!


A huge thanks to our March Climate Hero of the Month – Katie Quinn! 

This month we are excited to celebrate dedicated Metro Denver Team volunteer Katie Quinn! New to activism just a few years ago and unsure where to start, Katie is now an activated member of the team and her community, fighting for clean air, justice, and a livable future.

Meet Katie!

Video of the Month:

Unfracking’: Plugging Orphaned Wells Using Biochar 

Unfracking is a safe solution for the world’s need to remove and sequester carbon. It will also get 3.2 million leaking oil and gas wells across the US plugged and plugged better. But that’s not all. The biochar will mitigate the carbon footprint of cement, prevent cracks, and will bind fugitive emissions of CO2, methane, benzene, VOCs and heavy metals.


Upcoming Events & Actions

  • Thurs. March 16th, 8am-1:30pm – Sierra Club’s 2023 Lobby Day – Sign up here
  • Sat. March 18th, 10am-4:30pm – Climate Leadership Workshop – Pt. 1 Storytelling, Movement Building, and Organizing (Fort Collins) – Register here
  • Sun. March 19th, 6-9pm – Attend the ‘No New Fracking 2030 Action Party’ (Denver) – Reserve your spot!
  • Tues. March 21st, 12-1:30pm – National Day of Action: Stop Dirty Banks! Join the Denver event + sign the Banking On Our Future Pledge here.
  • Wed. March 22nd, 6:30-8pm – Elephant Energy Home Electrification 101 (Zoom) – Register here
  • Sat. March 25th, 11am-5pm – Climate Leadership Workshop – Pt. 1 Storytelling, Movement Building, and Organizing (Colorado Springs) – Register here
  • Wed. March 29th, 6-7:30pm – 350CO New Volunteer Orientation (Zoom) – Register here
  • Thurs. March 30th, time TBD – Reimagining a Safe & Healthy Future (Commerce City) – check the calendar below for details!
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!