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Protégete is a program that builds a more powerful and influential voice for local Latino communities and leaders in the fight against climate change by promoting a healthy future for all Coloradans.

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Protégete means “protect yourself!” Many Coloradans are underrepresented in protecting themselves from the impacts of climate change. Protégete empowers and organizes the Latino community to take action on the dangers that climate change presents to our communities. The program also highlights actions that our community can support at the local, state, and national level to ensure that we are sitting at the table of the decision making process on issues like clean energy and energy efficiency, increased access to public lands, and water conservation and water quality.

This work continues in 2018 on an unprecedented scale and you can be a part of it! Latino communities suffer disproportionate impacts from pollution, including increased rates of asthma, and respiratory disease. We reach out to communities and foster leadership to build a strong voice for Latino families for clean air, healthy communities, and a safe climate for future generations.

Check out a few of our latest videos!

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Winter 2017 Promotorx Graduation
Thank You For Your Support
Suncor Refinery
Women & Families Wednesdays
People’s Climate March
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Recent Protégete News

Our Biggest Wins in 2017

There’s no tiptoeing around it: 2017 was a tough year. From natural disasters to political fiascos, this year has been marked by tough news and divisiveness. The People’s Climate March in Denver. But we’re happy to say that we made progress for protecting Colorado’s...

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From Panama to Colorado: A Path to Environmental Justice

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Juan Pérez Sáez, our Protégete Organizing Manager, to discuss how his heritage led him to work in Environmental Justice. Juan hiking in Snowmass, Colorado How about we start off talking about your background and what...

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Nine Things We’re Fighting For This Legislative Session

While news coming from Washington, D.C. is almost always dire for the environment, in Colorado it’s much more hopeful. So far this year in Colorado’s Capitol, it’s been an exciting legislative session for many issues. Here are some of the highlights so far on what...

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