Studies indicate that approximately half of Americans believe that climate change will not affect them personally, or perceive it as a distant problem. Acting on climate change and creating policies and programs to counteract it becomes difficulty if it is not perceived as a current problem.

Climate+ is a program designed to shift the perception on climate change. The program prioritizes what matters the most in people’s lives. Climate+ addresses topics ranging from health, water, transportation, food, national security, housing and more. Let’s share the climate conversation through data and story telling and empower our community to act now.

Climate Equity Toolkit

Our Climate Equity Toolkit is a top-down overview of the effects of climate change in Colorado at the county level. Each topic covered is analyzed with overlaying data on climate exposure, sensitivity to change and adaptive capacity, as it relates to sectors such as agriculture, water, food, national security, transportation, outdoor recreation and more.

This educational data visualization tool includes place-based knowledge focused on how climate change affects the most vulnerable communities across Colorado.

The user friendly toolkit will be publicly available and open to print or download to help guide decision making at the government, business, nonprofit and community levels. The goal is to support local leadership on climate action efforts, including community initiatives and climate planning.

Voices of Colorado

Many solutions and effects of climate change are localized, so focusing on smaller geographical scale is important to understand and address climate change. The Voices of Colorado project is a location-specific, bottom-up view to the adaptive capacity of the communities in Colorado.

The Voices of Colorado  project is a compendium of maps that portray data and personal stories of the people in our state. The stories and chosen layers in the map will come from communities to share their stories in a way that works for them.