When it comes to climate action, youth have a unique and powerful voice. In order to protect our future, Colorado youth have shown out in great numbers for strikes, phone-banks, lobby days, and more, relentlessly proving to lawmakers that we won’t give up until they take the necessary actions for a more just and sustainable planet. At 350 Colorado, there are multiple ways youth can get involved, and find community, as we work together for a fossil-free future.
Youth Action Committee
A 350 Colorado committee, we are a team of youth that meet on the third Monday of every month in order to discuss the climate crisis in Colorado and what we can do about it. Whether it’s phone banking, making a petition, or planning an event, we do it with youth power and energy.
Join the 350 Colorado Youth Action Committee from April 17th to April 24th for a Youth Lobby Week! On April 17th, YAC will host a youth climate lobby day training; learn how to lobby your legislators, how to set up a virtual meeting with them and much more!
“As soon as YAC started, I realized that this is really what the climate movement is about. It is about the youth and the people taking a stand. It’s incredible to see us working together side by side fighting for our future.” – Phoebe, YAC Co-Chairman
“YAC is all about owning your power as a young person and connecting with like-minded peers to defend our future! If you want to take action with fellow youth and make an impact, this committee is an excellent place to put your passion.” – Katie, YAC Co-Chairman
- Build a strong coalition and community of youth in Colorado
- Give youth an opportunity to have a in say in the future of Colorado
- Organize strikes, educational events, webinars, etc. in order to further Colorado climate action from a youth-led perspective
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Do I have to be a certain age in order to join the Youth Action Committee?
As we want to keep this committee youth focused, anyone 24 or younger is welcome and encouraged to join YAC!
Where in Colorado do I have to live to join YAC?
Anywhere! No matter where you’re from in Colorado, you can join YAC. We have youth involved from all parts of the state as most of our meetings are held over zoom.
When does YAC meet?
YAC meets on the third Monday of every month.
Contact us: Email email@example.com if you have any questions about YAC.
What have we done together already?
- We co-lead the Colorado Climate Strike Coalition, recruiting over 10,000 strikers, 30+ strike events, and even host world-renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg.
- We have hosted phone bank trainings to prepare youth climate activists to encourage voting.
- We are preparing a Youth Climate Lobby Day to advocate to our legislators the importance of prioritizing our future when designing policy.
- We have continued to participate Digital Climate Strikes during the pandemic.
Interning at 350 Colorado is a great way for older youth to become more deeply involved with grassroots organizing. Interns work closely with 350 Colorado staff and team leaders to recruit, retain and engage volunteers, as well as, have the opportunity to work on statewide and local campaigns. This unpaid position can range from 5-30 hours per week, with a minimum requirement of 100 hours up to a total of 200 hours.
“Interning with 350CO has opened the door too many resources and connections that have allowed me to structure my environmental work and maximize my impact, especially regarding fracking in Boulder County. The best part of interning with 350CO, however, is the people. Everyone is always on board to make a project idea into a reality and the reason 350CO makes an impact is the intelligent, motivated, and supportive community.”
“During my senior year of high school, I interned with Julia Williams, 350 Colorado’s communications director. I loved every minute of the internship; it helped me further my skills in press outreach, social media, and leadership, deepening my involvement in climate activism along the way while still not being too overwhelming for a high school senior!”
Find out more about 350 Colorado Internships here!
Not a youth? Here’s how you can still support us:
- Donate to 350 Colorado
- Tell youth you know about the Youth Action Committee
- Uplift youth voices in your climate activism
- Follow us on Social Media!