Three Ways to Act on Climate – While at Home!
Even though we can’t all be in the same room together, we can still make an impact. If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that our work to organize (digitally!) in the face of climate change and air pollution has never been more important.
As a community, we must continue to support our most vulnerable residents in any way that we can. At Conservation Colorado, that means continuing to advance clean air and climate solutions that work to eliminate health disparities communities of color and lower-income communities face and truly improve the lives of all Coloradans. With your help, we can continue to put Colorado on a path towards climate justice.
Here are three actions you can take RIGHT NOW – while at home! – to ensure Colorado sets a nationally leading example for bold, equitable, and urgent climate action.
Colorado’s Climate Action Plan set an example for the nation with science-based targets to cut carbon pollution at least 26 percent by 2025, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050, as compared to 2005 levels.
Despite excellent work by our state leaders over the past year, recent data show we’re far off-track from meeting these targets.
We need Colorado’s decision makers to continue their strong leadership and establish a clear path forward on equitable climate action and community justice.
Send a message to Colorado’s air quality regulators to let them know you want to see swift action to meet our state’s climate targets.
The electricity sector is a leading contributor to harmful air pollution which puts the health of communities at greater risk, especially those living in close proximity to heavy industry.
Time of use rates are an important tool to protect clean air for our communities by helping electricity customers avoid peak energy use during hours when emissions and costs are highest. Since electricity takes more energy and resources to produce during certain times of the day (typically in the afternoons and at night), time of use rates help to reflect the true cost of electricity generation by making rates cheaper when wind and solar energy are most abundant.
Adopting these rates is a smart and thoughtful solution to reduce pollution and improve air quality while bringing more clean energy online and saving Coloradans money.
Ask Colorado’s energy regulators to support time of use rates as part of the solution to cleaner air and a healthier climate for all Colorado communities.
Oil and gas activities in Colorado continue to be a major source of carbon pollution and toxic air emissions.
For too long, our communities and environment have had to bear adverse impacts as a result of this pollution. More than a decade of failing air quality standards and a growing number of unhealthy air days have taken a heavy toll on public health and Colorado’s climate, air, lands, and water.
All families deserve equitable access to a healthy environment and the prospect of a cleaner, safer, more sustainable future. That’s why we need strong statewide rules that prioritize public health, the environment, and wildlife over oil and gas industry profits.
Submit a comment today to ensure oil and gas regulators adopt the strongest protections for the well-being of our families and Colorado’s future.
The current COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of climate action and environmental justice. It shows more than ever that frontline communities – including Latinx, Indigenous, and lower-income communities – bear a disproportionate burden on a daily basis and acutely in times of crisis. In this moment, when public health, science, and strong leadership could not be more important, your voice matters. Thank you for taking action and making your voice heard!