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We can’t fight climate change if we don’t have a strong, functional democracy. Through our Climate+ Democracy program we are mobilizing agents of change to fight the climate crisis through civic engagement and tangible actions. Starting with our events, curated tools and informative resources, you, too, can be the change. Join us!

WAYS TO ENGAGE

PROMOTE THE CENSUS

The 2020 Census is launching on April of this year. Census data helps researchers and government officials understand which communities are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.

People at a rally raise their hands in the air

COUNTING ON RESILIENCE WITH THE 2020 CENSUS

Thursday, March 26 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | The Alliance Center

In partnership with Together We Count, the Colorado State Demography Office and Warm Cookies of the Revolution, The Alliance Center is hosting the first event in our Climate+ Democracy Speaker Series. Join us and learn how the 2020 Census will affect our ability to prepare for the impacts of climate change – now and for the coming decade.

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK 2020

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Earth Day. This year, we are teaming up with partners from across the Front Range to host a week of celebration marking this momentous anniversary. From planting trees, to public service in your neighborhood, to attending inspiring and educational events across the city, let’s celebrate our planet, each other, and the work we are all doing to create a more sustainable world.

A silhouetted group stands on a hillside at sunset

CLIMATE BRIDGES: LINKING GENERATIONS, GEOGRAPHIES AND POLITICAL DIVIDES

Friday, April 24 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM | The Alliance Center

In partnership with the Earth Day Network and PeaceJam, The Alliance Center is hosting a bipartisan panel featuring youth climate leaders, seasoned climate activists and Colorado state legislators to discuss how climate change can be a bridge between political parties. Together, we can break down the barriers between us and work toward a shared vision of our future.

RESOURCES

COMMIT TO ACTION AND BE A FORCE FOR GOOD

The Best for Colorado Awards Celebration honors companies from across the state who use business as a force for good. This year, the celebration will focus on how companies representing the top four economic drivers in Colorado- outdoor retail, clean energy, arts and culture and the technology industry- are stepping up to implement more sustainable business practices and lean into civic engagement as a business. 

A birds eye view of Governor Polis and the audience at the 2019 Best for Colorado Awards Ceremony at Mile High Station

BEST FOR COLORADO AWARDS CELEBRATION

Thursday, June 4 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM |  History Colorado Center

The 2020 Best for Colorado Awards Celebration will share an exciting and inclusive vision for the impact of the private sector and catalyze support for this growing movement in Colorado. The awards ceremony will celebrate companies that are leveraging the power of business for a better Colorado and create a sense of community, inspiring others to join this powerful force for good. Top-performing businesses in Colorado and inspiring leaders will be recognized for their positive impacts.

RESOURCES

FIGHTING POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN COLORADO

August | TBD | The Alliance Center

Our American democracy is built on local, state and federal actions and thrives when each of these levels of government have healthy protection against corruption. Join us for a discussion on how Colorado has become a model to fight gerrymandering, support inclusive voter registration and reduce the influence of corporate funding on politics at the state level.

The Denver Capitol with a blue sky in the background and yellow trees in the foreground

KNOWING YOUR BALLOT: UNPACKING COLORADO’S 2020 BALLOT

OCTOBER | TBD | The Alliance Center

The 2020 Colorado Ballot is an important and dense portfolio of proposed legislation. Often the wording for these legislative efforts and the description of what is up for a vote can be confusing. Join The Alliance Center as we work with political experts from across the state to decode and unpack all of the legislation up for a vote this November.