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Follow The Money . . . To Chase Bank

By Sam Killmeyer Nearly half of American households bank with JPMorgan Chase, and there are nearly 5,000 Chase Bank branches and 16,000 ATMs across the country. Collectively, Chase holds 2.6 trillion dollars in assets and operations around the world. You or someone you know has a Chase card in their wallet right now.

Over 50 Organizations Demand that the Polis Administration Take Action To Reduce Emissions in Line with State Law

DENVER – On Thursday, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) met to discuss the state’s path toward meeting climate goals set by HB 19-1261 last year. New research released Tuesday of this week showed that Colorado is currently on track to miss the bill’s 2025 and 2030 emission reduction goals by a wide margin, threatening the health and safety of millions of residents.

PRESS RELEASE: Over 50 Organizations Demand that the Polis Administration Take Action To Reduce Emissions in Line with State Law

For Immediate Release February 20, 2020  Contacts:   Micah Parkin, 350 Colorado, 504-258-1247, micah@350colorado.org        Jeremy Nichols, Wild Earth Guardians,  jnichols@wildearthguardians.org        Anne Lee Foster, Colorado Rising, anneleefoster@gmail.com  DENVER – On Thursday, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) met to discuss the state’s path toward meeting climate goals set by HB 19-1261 last year.

PRESS RELEASE: Boulder Becomes First County To Screen Insurance Contracts Based on Fossil Fuel Policies

Today Boulder County becomes the first in the nation to call on insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in fossil fuels, passing a historical resolution on climate change and insurance. The move coincides with Fossil Fuel Divestment Day (F2D2), a national distributed day of action for student fossil fuel divestment campaigns and campaigns focused on divestment across the country.

2020 – 4th Annual 350CO Climate Lobby Day

Coloradans Call for Bold Action Now to Avert the Climate Crisis! Thanks so much to everyone (~70 people!) who attended our 4th annual Climate Lobby Day on Jan. 24! Below are the talking points and bills we’ve identified thus far for this session. We’ll update this blog as the Legislative session unfolds.

Wait—there’s a Regenerative Agriculture Certification now?

Written by Pam Sherman Regenerative agriculture, often defined by soil health principles (see box) and valued for its potential for potential climate mitigation, proven land regeneration, and a fair wage for the farmer, has not yet had a certification of its own. But both consumers and regenerative farmers and ranchers have been pressing for it.

February 2020 350CO Newsletter

“We’re at a tipping point, not only in terms of the climate, but also in terms of whether we respond with resignation or with decisive action. It is time to re-commit, re-energize and act! The importance of your role – of all our roles – in creating this transformation cannot be overestimated.”

…and the frack goes on.

Written by Elisabeth Gick and Ron Bennet Just when school got out at 3:45pm at Bella Romero Academy in Greely on Nov 5, 2019, elevated levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, were detected by the CDPHE’s mobile lab located at the campus next to Extraction’s much-contested fracking operations. Despite a parent’s passionate appeal to our governor and despite making national news, drilling continued.

Why Climate Activists Must Also Be Peace Activists

Three days into the new decade President Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. It was a sharp reminder of how suddenly nations can be brought to the brink of war.  Climate activists need to consider that wars and our militaries’ arsenals are possibly an even greater threat to a livable world than the accelerating climate crisis.

Stopping the Money Pipeline! How Divestment is a Positive Force for the Climate Movement

Written by Deborah McNamara  Since the global divestment movement launched just ten years ago at Swarthmore College, over 12 trillion dollars have been moved away from fossil fuel investments, representing one of the most impactful forces in the climate movement today. There are now thousands of divestment campaigns underway across the globe, calling on individuals, educational and religious institutions, governments, foundations, endowments, and other institutions that serve the public good to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in solutions to climate change.

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