“If divestment can happen for Harvard University with an endowment the size of a small nation, then other universities, state governments, and powerful actors have no excuse,” – Isa Flores-Jones, a Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard alumnaAction of the Month: Attend the Oct. 29 Youth Climate Strike & Fossil Free Fed Action in Denver.
Written by Marie Venner
As many people know, Congress is in the middle of passing gigantic bills dealing with infrastructure. Republicans and Democrats are assembling a bipartisan coalition to fund transportation infrastructure — mainly highways, though more transit than usual — as part of a $1 trillion package. The question now is what Colorado should do with the influx of funds.
This month we are honoring Ron Booth as 350 Colorado’s Climate Hero of the Month. Ron has been a tireless advocate for social change and climate justice throughout his life, and has contributed to a number of 350 Colorado efforts over the years. Ron has been actively involved in speaking out at ongoing Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearings, calling for stronger protections of public health and safety – and an end to fossil fuel permits that continue to harm Colorado’s communities and environment.