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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. We are providing online resources, actions you can do from your home and our Climate Bridges Podcast series to keep us all civically engaged during a time of social distancing. 

HOW WE’LL ACCOMPLISH THIS

MOBILIZE individuals, organizations and communities in the fight against climate change in partnership with organizations like State of American Democracy and Earth Day Network.
ACCELERATE sustainable solutions through innovative technologies like our Maps and Apps services which leverage advanced GIS mapping and data visualization to influence audiences and promote lasting solutions.
DEMONSTRATE the power of collaboration with over 233 legislative wins over the past 5 years from The Alliance Center community.

WAYS TO ENGAGE

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CLIMATE BRIDGES INTERVIEW SERIES

We are partnering with Earth Day Network to produce a series of interviews that will pair youth climate leaders with veteran climate activists to discuss their passions and challenges and to envision a sustainable future. The goal of these interviews is to use the climate crisis as an intergenerational bridge – to encourage conversations between leaders and to learn how civic action can translate to climate action.
These podcasts will provide meaningful ways for people to engage even during social distancing. Our first interview will feature Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day, and Liliana Flanigan, a high school senior and youth climate activist from Grand Junction, Colorado.

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK 2020

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Earth Day. This year, we are leading a coalition of organizations from across the Greater Denver Area in partnership with Earth Day Network. We have adapted our week of action-oriented in-person events to be a week of virtual resources and actions you can do from home to mark this momentous anniversary. Let’s celebrate our planet, each other and the work we are all doing to create a more sustainable world.

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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.

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COMMIT TO ACTION AND BE A FORCE FOR GOOD

Each year, the Best for Colorado Awards Celebration honors companies from across the state who use business as a force for good. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s celebration is postponed. While details are unclear, we know that we will celebrate the innovative companies in our community and continue to elevate and deepen the impact of our more than 180 companies using their business as a force for good.

This year, we have a special focus on companies working to implement more sustainable business practices and lean into civic engagement as a business. Click the link below if you’re ready to commit to action.

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PREVENT POLITICAL CORRUPTION

We cannot truly fight climate change if we don’t have a strong and functional democracy. Colorado is enacting some of the most progressive initiatives in the country to fight political corruption at the state level. Learn how Colorado can serve as a model for other states across the nation and what we can do as civically engaged citizens to continue building upon this momentum. We are working with the Colorado Secretary of State and State of American Democracy Project to scale this work to a national level, and we are developing podcast interviews to give you tangible actions you can take to fight political corruption. Stay tuned for more.

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EXPLORE THE BALLOT

2020 is a massive year for climate action. Many state and local ballot measures will affect how Coloradans prepare for and fight climate change. Join us for conversations with experts who will help us unpack Colorado’s 2020 ballot measures. It is up to you to use your voice, stand up for what is right and VOTE! We are monitoring developments of COVID-19 to determine if this event will be in person this fall or virtual. Stay tuned for more!

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