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PAST EVENTS

Big Banks: Stop Funding Fossil Fuels! Passover Action
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12PM-1PM


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Passover is a celebration of freedom. The holiday carries many lessons today as we face the climate crisis, working to free ourselves from the destruction of the fossil fuel economy and create a world where everyone can thrive.

During the weeks around Passover, Jews and allies will gather outside the branches and offices of the banks and asset managers that exacerbate the climate crisis by investing their money in Fossil Fuel Pharaohs: oil, gas, and coal companies. We will publicly proclaim today’s fossil-fueled plagues, and lift up matzah as a symbol of urgency, calling on these financial institutions to move their dough.

We recognize that the climate crisis does not affect all communities equally and we will call for more resources to address the unequal burden that certain communities face with climate change, especially around air pollution.

We mourn the war in Ukraine and the loss of life, and we recognize how fossil fuels are funding the invasion of Ukraine (and how renewable energy can make us all safer). We will call on banks and asset managers to stop their investments not just in Russian oil and gas but in all fossil fuels.


World Water Day Equity Panel & Discussion
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6PM


In celebration of World Water Day, join Frontline Farming, National Young Farmers Coalition, Colorado Jewish Climate Action, Ekar Farm, Colorado GreenLatinos and Repair the World to discuss issues around water that affect some of the most vulnerable communities in Colorado.

Learn with expert speakers on indigenous water rights, urban water issues, and state policy opportunities. After the panel, stay for a discussion on how you can advocate for water justice in your community.

Confirmed speakers are listed below and more to come soon!

Call-in information will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event.

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-water-day-equity-panel-discussion-registration-275010683357

Speakers:
Ean Thomas Tafoya is active in Denver Public Affairs, Colorado Public Policy, and Federal Environmental Policy. He has worked for three branches of local government, worked at three levels of American government, run for Denver City Council, and has directed many local and state political races. Currently, he serves as the Colorado State Director for GreenLatinos. Ean has received recognition for his work from both the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Denver Regional Air Quality Council, and most recently was named a River Hero by the National River Network. He loves to dance whether it be at a concert or in politics! As Mr. Denver, a local music DJ and radio host, he uses the media to uplift locals in the community. Follow Ean @believeEan on all platforms.

Ean is a water protector that holds a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Native American Studies, a Water Studies Certificate, and Early Childhood Education Certificate from Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as a Horticultural Therapy Certificate for Colorado State University

Aaron Citron is a Senior Policy Advisor for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. He leads the Conservancy’s state legislative and government relations efforts. Aaron received his B.A. in history from Emory University and his J.D. from The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He is on the Colorado Water Congress board of directors and was appointed by Governor Polis to the Interbasin Compact Committee in February 2019.

Mayim Chayim means "Water is Life," and in all earth-based traditions water is sacred. Blessings to all for available, abundant and clean water.


Air Quality and Climate Justice in Colorado
Sunday, January 16, 2022 4PM – 6PM


Hosted by Colorado Jewish Climate Action and Ekar Farm, celebrate Tu Bishvat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day by joining scientists, community activists, and elected officials to learn why Colorado suffers from such bad air quality, which communities suffer the most, and the actions we can take to achieve climate justice.

Registration is required. Please register here: https://forms.gle/MBTTZ7qHP1mV6yCw6

Speakers include:

Aracely Navarro, Cultivando - A first-generation Chicana, daughter of Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants, Aracely believes deeply that there is great healing and decolonization needed for the land and the people. For this reason, Aracely's work centers Environmental Justice and the healing of her community, the Mother Earth, all the generations that have come before and those that will come after. Aracely holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health from Emory University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from Colorado College.

Alex Valdez, State Representative for Colorado House District 5 - Alex believes that it is critical, especially in times like these, that we stay focused on policy that will create a better living world. He currently serves as the Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee. Prior to being elected, Alex was founder and CEO of a residential solar company. See less Wellness
Our Mission:
  • To use our collective power within inclusive Jewish communities to inspire climate action and climate justice.
Our Vision:
  • To become a trusted partner in championing effective solutions to the climate crisis.
Our Issues:
  • Rapid Decarbonization: We are not moving nearly fast enough to address the climate crisis. We advocate for bold climate action to achieve rapid decarbonization. We seek a just transition to a clean energy economy.

  • Air Quality: Colorado’s ongoing air quality issues are caused by fossil fuel use, wildfires, and rising temperatures. In 2022, we will push for strong legislative action to address Colorado’s air quality issues. We are particularly concerned because poor air quality disproportionately harms children and communities of color.

  • Severe Drought: The American West is experiencing record drought. We advocate for policies that will help us adapt to this new reality, including strong municipal conservation efforts and increased focus on improving watershed health.
Our Actions:
  • Education: We host educational programs that highlight the intersections of science, justice, and political action. Our next educational event will take place in March 2022.

  • Advocacy: We press for bold climate action at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout the 2022 state legislative session, CJCA will be tracking climate bills and will prepare members of the Jewish community to lobby state representatives and to provide testimony at committee hearings. We will help you to become voices of change. Keep in Touch:


Please contact us at ColoradoJewishClimateAction@gmail.com if you'd like to talk to us about becoming an partner organization.
Follow us on our Facebook page and email ColoradoJewishClimateAction@gmail.com if you have any questions.