Growing up in Colorado instilled Brent with a deep love and respect for the great outdoors that now fuels his passion forclimate activism and environmental justice. Having joined the US Army Reserves after graduating from Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado, Brent served two combat tours, in Iraq and Afghanistan, while also pursuing a degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Written by Ron Bennett
The 2021 legislative session was BIG for climate progress in Colorado. With the relentless support of 350 Colorado’s grassroots base, our state legislature passed climate solutions ranging from improving air pollution protection for frontline communities to expanding renewable energy and public transportation and blocking efforts to prop up the fossil fuel industry.
Written by Intern Spencer Stepanek
Senate Bill 200, SB200, was every Coloradan climate warrior’s dream, granting our state the ability to hold large polluters accountable for their emissions. The bill itself didn’t pass, however much of its contents live on in another bill, House Bill 1266. Near the end of the legislative session, lots of initiative was required to pass even a portion of this climate justice legislature.