Welcome to our October 2022 Newsletter!
In this issue, follow 350CO staff as they undertake a scouting mission with Earthworks to detect invisible oil and gas pollution at fracking sites in Weld County, learn about recent efforts to oppose the Line 1 Rocky Mountain Pipeline to Suncor Oil Refinery – including environmental justice violations for disproportionately impacted communities, increased air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions out of compliance with state laws. You can also read up on new fossil fuel divestment campaign efforts underway in Northern Colorado – and all the ways to get involved this month and take action.
We’re also spotlighting 350 Local Teams across the state this month, having just wrapped our 2022 Local Team Fundraiser. A huge thanks to all of you who supported!
From all of us on the 350CO Team, we wish you a wonderful October!
Quote of the Month – “The technology we need most badly is the technology of community, the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done.” ~ Bill McKibben
Action of The Month: Call on Colorado State University to Divest from Fossil Fuels –> Click here to sign the petition.
350CO staff undertake a scouting mission with Andrew Klooster of Earthworks, tracking invisible pollution from leaking oil and gas sites. Here’s what they found.
Our local teams are working to protect the places we love, starting right here in our home communities. Here are some highlights of the work underway.
Opponents cite environmental justice violations for disproportionately impacted communities, increased air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions out of compliance with state laws.
This month, 350 Northern Colorado joined coalition partners to launch the Divest CSU Campaign, calling for Colorado State University to divest its endowment from direct and indirect holdings in the fossil fuel industry. Sign the petition today to support this campaign!
This 35 min. film shares stories of leaders from the People vs. Fossil Fuels Coalition & the fossil fuel resistance movement who are fighting to protect communities, water, and public health.
A huge thanks to our October Climate Hero of the Month – Leslie Weise!
This month we are excited to honor Leslie Weise, a long-time 350CO Board Member, and a fierce advocate for climate justice for many decades. From improving her former community in Colorado Springs to now being a force for change in Boulder County where she has helped to enact the strongest fracking regulations in the state, Leslie is always there to offer her strategic mind, her passion and her expertise.
Upcoming Events & Actions
- Oct. 9, 12pm – Boulder County Fruit Rescue/Harvest! (Boulder, email Chambri@350colorado.org for details)
- Oct 10, 6pm – Boulder County Fruit Preservation (Boulder, email Chambri@350colorado.org for details)
- Oct. 15, 10:15am – 350CO Climate Leadership Workshop, Part 2 (Denver) *All welcome, even if you weren’t able to participate in Part 1
- Oct. 20, 5pm – Climate Policy & Regulatory Action Half-Hour (Online via Zoom)
- Oct. 22, 11am – For Our Future: Youth Climate Conference (hosted by 350CO Youth Action Committee, Denver)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in moving or visit www.ccrboulder.com today and look for 350CO on the list of partnering non-profits!