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.
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.
Latinos in Colorado deserve a seat at the decision-making table!
Colorado’s Latino community is guided by our cultural values built from respect for our environment and actively conserving our resources. Yet, we are also the community most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change and environmental justice issues. It’s time to make sure the voices of this major community in Colorado are involved in decision making. Ya es hora! Sign the petition if you support working to elevate the voices of Colorado’s Latinos to protect our environment and health for future generations.
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Recent Protégete News
For some, it’s a hard truth to grasp; for others, it's an everyday reality. Latino communities are disproportionately impacted by the negative effects of climate change, air pollution, and environmental hazards. They’re more likely to get asthma and to live near...read more
El 10 de enero del 2018 marcó el comienzo de la sesión legislativa de Colorado. Y en los próximos cuatro meses, necesitaremos trabajar conjuntamente para determinar el camino necesario para proteger nuestro aire, nuestras aguas, tierras públicas y nuestras...read more
January 10, 2018 marks the start of Colorado’s legislative session. And for the next four months, we’ll need to work together to determine our path forward to protect our air, water, public lands, and communities. We are facing a turning point for our environment. As...read more
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...read more
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...read more
To read in English, click here. Laenergía renovable proporciona enormes beneficios para Colorado. La energía eólica y la energía solar emplean a más de 15,000 residentes de Colorado y atraen actividad económica a zonas rurales que tanto la necesitan. Hasta el día de...read more