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Studies indicate that approximately half of Americans believe that climate change will not affect them personally, or perceive it as a distant problem. It is very difficult to act on climate change and create policies and programs to counteract it if it is not perceived as a problem right now.  

Climate + is a program designed to shift the perception on climate change by prioritizing what matters the most  in people’s lives. Climate +  addresses topics ranging from health, water, transportation, food, national security, housing and more. Through data and storytelling, we want to empower people in Colorado to talk about climate change by sharing the climate conversation in relatable terms.

Climate Equity Toolkit

Our Climate Equity Toolkit  is a top-down overview of the effects of climate change in our state at the county level. Each topic covered on the toolkit 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

Because many of the solutions and effects of climate change are highly localized, smaller geographical scale is important in terms of understanding and addressing climate change.  The Voices of Colorado project is a location-specific, bottom-up view to the adaptive capacity of the communities is 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.