Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Events & Activities:

  • Through 3/1 Anywhere – 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is pleased to announce our 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which is open to K-12 grade students—residing in the U.S.–including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program. The contest is an integral part of the 15th annual Endangered Species Day on May 15, 2020. Endangered Species Coalition
  • 1/17 South Park, CO – Rosy Finch Bird Banding Adventure. Spend the day in the Tarryall Valley enjoying the cozy comfort of the Ballard’s off-the-grid cabin, with a Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ biologist learning about and banding all three species of the elusive, hardy Rosy Finches. A rare chance to add  all three to your life list and to study these fascinating birds up close. Wild Connections
  • 1/17 Anywhere there’s an Australian Consulate – #ListentoThem: Solidarity vigils for Australia’s bushfire victims. 350.org
  • 1/18 Boulder – Prairie Winter Hike. Learn how grassland and wetland wildlife respond and adapt to winter on the prairie along the Colorado Front Range. Volunteer naturalists will lead this easy walk to explore and learn about the different winter strategies employed by wildlife that migrate through or live year-round in prairie ecosystems of Boulder County. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 1/19 Denver – Sunday Australia Relief Run 5k. Run to support those affected by the Australian wildfires. Front Range Runners for Reproductive Choice
  • 1/19 Telluride – Backcountry Film Festival. The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 1/21 Denver – ULI Colorado: Denver Climate Action Plan: Influence the Future. Join us for this event engaging ULI members on the topic of local climate change initiatives, especially regarding Denver’s new Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency. Currently, the City and County of Denver are reaching out to stakeholders about methods and means for implementing climate action plans. During the event, we’ll hear about national trends in municipal climate action initiatives and about the local process so far. Following the panel on potential regulations, logistics, benefits, alternatives, and financing, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on how to influence the future of the Denver region. Come learn what this means for ULI’s members and the greater community. Urban Land Institute
  • 1/22 Carbondale – Naturalist Nights | Disappearing Elk. Many residents of the Eagle and Roaring Fork valleys have noticed a substantial decline in the elk population in recent decades. Simultaneously, human development and activity in these area have skyrocketed. Rocky Mountain Wild’s Paul Millhouser set out to find science-based proof of the connection suspected by experts and locals alike. The story turned out to be a little more complicated—and alarming—than expected. Wilderness Workshop
  • 1/23 Denver – Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again, and will be making a stop in Denver! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep the Rocky Mountains wild. The films start promptly at 7 pm, but before that, join us for an opening reception, starting at 6:00 pm. During the reception, you can take part in direct actions in our Citizens Action Hub! The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions you can take from local non-profits. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 1/25 Boulder – Birds of Prey Extended Driving Tour. Join Boulder County volunteer naturalists for a driving tour of some of Boulder County’s best areas to view birds of prey. We will carpool from our meeting place, searching for raptors, learning about habitat and behavior, and working on our observation and identification skills. Bring water, a snack or lunch, binoculars, spotting scopes, and a bird field guide if you have them. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 1/28 Boulder – BRoN Program: Regenerative Agriculture in Boulder County. Given the current state of ecosystems and species extinctions, an alternative paradigm of agriculture or ag ecology is needed to restore ecological health and simultaneously restore some lands to wildlife species. Boulder Rights of Nature
  • 1/28 Boulder – From Cragging to Crittering: A Climber’s Journey into Wildlife Photography. James Beissel is on a quest to seek out and photograph Colorado’s most elusive and endangered mammals. Through words and photos, his mission is to share their stories and promote their conservation. A lifelong climber, he has climbed rock, ice, and snow routes throughout the US, worked as a guide and instructor, and volunteered in mountain rescue. As a photographer, he has documented some of Colorado’s rarest and most imperiled species, including coming face to face with a Canada lynx and witnessing the return of the black-footed ferret to the Colorado prairie. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines, exhibited in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, and at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. Boulder County Audubon Society
  • 2/4 Denver – The 2020 Triple Threat. The Trump Administration has continued to attack LGBTQ Coloradans, our environment, and women’s reproductive justice rights. This joint Small Donor Committee Fundraiser for One Colorado, Sierra Club Colorado, and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will allow donors to support all three organizations for the 2020 election cycle. Sierra Club Colorado
  • 2/13 Denver – Conscious Leadership and Self-Care for Changemakers. Many of us are engaged in social impact via our work in sustainability, democracy, conscious business and more. As a result, we can be so committed to our mission that our health and relationships suffer. Burnout is a crushing problem today especially for deeply committed changemakers. Can we promote sustainability in the world while living an unsustainable lifestyle? Can we push for conscious business without living and leading consciously? The Alliance Center
  • 2/20-23 Golden – 2020 Colorado Environmental Film Festival. With a growing public awareness for the environment, CEFF aims to increase this groundswell through inspiring and educational films which help motivate people  to make a difference in their community. Colorado Environmental Film Festival
  • 2/28-29 Durango – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. On February 28-29, 2020, Rocky Mountain Wild will team up with San Juan Citizens Alliance for Durango’s stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This event features two nights of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. Each night will feature different films, so you’ll want to attend both nights! On top of great films, there are opportunities to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 3/5-8 Denver – No Man’s Land Film Festival. No Man’s Land Film Festival is an adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect individuals who identify as women in pursuit of the radical. No Man’s Land Film Festival

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