Wildfire scar with Aspens

Three Reasons why Colorado needs House Bill 1261, a Climate Action Plan

House Bill 1261, a climate action plan, is an opportunity to create a framework to tackle climate change and preserve our outdoor legacy by setting a 90 percent carbon-reduction target by 2050.
February 20, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Wind turbines on rolling hills during a clear day

What does a Climate Action Plan mean for Colorado?

Thanks to your support, in 2019, Colorado’s Climate Action Plan—the most significant climate change bill in Colorado history—became law!
February 11, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Carbon emissions are released during energy production

Can you name the largest sources of carbon emissions in Colorado?

Colorado has taken huge steps to cut carbon emissions from electricity and transportation. But have we taken the same bold actions across all sectors? Click here to find out!
February 10, 2020/by Ben Lerman
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Colorado’s Presidential Primary

Ballots were just mailed out to voters for Colorado’s first ever presidential primary. Here's what you need to know to register and cast your ballot.
February 10, 2020/by Garrett Garner-Wells
Climate activists gather at the Colorado State Capitol

Colorado’s Faith Communities Call for Climate Action

To address climate change, activists from all backgrounds are joining forces to create our healthy future. Members of faith communities speak up.
February 7, 2020/by Ben Lerman
CORE Act will protect 400,000 Colorado acres

Celebrating the CORE Act One Year After Introduction

Learn why veterans, recreationists, and communities across the state want to see the CORE Act signed into law.
January 30, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Brown cloud over I-25

Fighting Unhealthy Air Pollution in Denver

Community members and UCD students lead the charge in documenting and fighting unhealthy air pollution in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.
January 28, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Protesters hold signs demanding climate action now

New poll shows leading role of climate policy in Colorado primary

Candidates who want to win in the Colorado primary should follow our example by making climate action their top priority.
January 15, 2020/by Garrett Garner-Wells
Colorado State Capitol Building

A Look at Conservation Priorities for Colorado’s 2020 Legislative Session

Just days into Colorado’s 2020 legislative session, Coloradans are asking how our elected officials will continue to take bold, progressive action to tackle the biggest issues facing our state.
January 14, 2020/by Ben Lerman
Conservation Colorado logo with text "The future is worth the fight"

Cory Gardner’s year-end environmental record

Despite Sen. Gardner’s ramped-up environmental rhetoric, a brief look at the final months of 2019 shows that Gardner has much to improve in the New Year.
December 29, 2019/by Garrett Garner-Wells
Sunset over Durango's Spur Line Trails

Enjoying Our Great Outdoors — Today and Years From Now

At Backcountry Experience, we want to be heard loud and clear that we have strong opinions about Colorado’s environmental health and the policies that influence it.
December 19, 2019/by Ben Lerman
Conservation Colorado logo with text "The future is worth the fight"

Advocacy Groups Celebrate Key Step Towards Climate Goals and Cleaner Air

DENVER — Today, the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted unanimously to adopt new emissions rules for the oil and gas industry.
December 19, 2019/by Press Team