Fall Outdoor Series: Community Discussion on Air Quality a Big Success!

FUN EVENT EXPLORED AIR QUALITY ISSUES FROM MANY ANGLES - OUTDOOR ACCESSIBILITY, ADVOCACY, AND POLICY.

On November 11th, 2023 we held another successful Outdoor Series! Thank you Lady Justice Brewery for hosting us!  Thank you NextLevel Burger for providing delicious lunch.  Huge shout out to our partners at Defend Our FutureEarthworksEarthjustice & Footprints for taking part in this important discussion on the health and safety of the outdoors! 
 
We heard from outdoor leaders doing the work for Colorado’s air quality from many angles – outdoor accessibility, outdoor advocacy, and policy. Every effort in this fight is how we come together to protect our air quality and protect our communities from fossil fuel driven climate change. The climate crisis threatens the future of our outdoor spaces, recreational opportunities, jobs, economy, and Colorado way of life.
 
Thank you to everyone who showed up! Keep an eye out for more information on Outdoor Series Events coming in 2024. Interested in taking part in this discussion? Email Caitt here

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT:

Rumela Roy from Earthjustice covered what Colorado is doing at the state level to create stronger oil and gas regulations. Rumela points out that although she’s happy to see Colorado is making strong steps towards cleaner air, she still believes it is crucial we phase out fossil fuels. She encouraged everyone to get involved with the next important rulemakings on ozone and methane in December: ozone rulemaking detailsmethane rulemaking details.

Andrew Klooster from Earthworks uses thermographers use industry-standard OGI cameras to document pollution not visible to the naked eye from oil and gas facilities. He showed us the emissions leaking from federal lands, open spaces to our neighborhood reservoirs. You can find his slides here – Outdoor Series Slides.

Peyton Thomas from Footprints shared her experience as a trailrunner and activist. She’s passionate about bringing climate discussions to the trails. She spoke about a trail running camp in the San Juan mountains where she worked with youth on their ideas to better their communities. You can read more about her incredible work here – What Happened In The Mountains.

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