Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Black lives mural by Detour and Hiero Veiga.
Black lives mural by Detour and Hiero Veiga.

Every Friday we post ways you can contribute to making our region a greener place, including:

  • Events happening in-person
  • Events happening online
  • Citizen Science
  • Jobs & Internships
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Actions & Action Resources

Below, we also have things you can do for Black Lives Matter, environmental activities you can do safely from home, and resources if you are being negatively impacted by coronavirus.

If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org.

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Next 100 Colorado Mentorship Program

The Next 100 Colorado Mentorship Program is a six-month program for a cohort of 10 mentors and 10 mentees designed to help connect Colorado’s emerging and seasoned leaders of color through a series of partnerships, network formation, and leadership building. The program will consist of three full cohort gatherings (including an orientation), three one-on-one meetings, and a closing celebration, in addition to an online environment through which the group will be able to connect and share resources. With uncertainty about restrictions on travel and in-person gatherings likely to persist throughout the year, the program will be designed to accommodate virtual gatherings in the short-term with the potential to shift to in-person gatherings as state and national circumstances change.

This mentorship program is designed to connect people of color who work, or were recently employed, in fields related to natural resources management, conservation, or outdoor recreation.

Visit the Next 100 Colorado Mentorship Program webpage for more information or to apply as a mentor or a mentee. Applications due August 7.

Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest for Educators

Looking for a virtually-facilitated opportunity focused on Colorado ecology and civics to engage your middle and high school students this fall? Captain Planet Foundation is offering the Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest as a series of free, direct-to-student virtual project-based learning videos that challenge students to unpack the complexities of the Colorado Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative on the 2020 Colorado ballot in November. These videos will directly address several key life science and civics education standards. 

Interested in learning more? Register for the Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest through your free educator account here. Be sure to sign-up for a free educator account and ADD the Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest to get updates and information about these videos. They will be available starting the week of August 24th. For questions or concerns, please reach out at projecthero@captainplanetfdn.org or laura.arndt1@globalgreenstem.com

Black Lives Matter Actions & Resources

For those looking for ways in which to stand up and demand an immediate end to police brutality and defend Black life, here are some resources:

Environmental Activities to Do From Home

For those looking for educational things to do with their kids (or to do yourself; these are quite good things), here are some excellent resources:

Resources here in Colorado if you need some help right now

For those struggling with coronavirus related issues, here are some resources including food resources, shelter and housing resources, unsafe stay-at-home situation resources, mental health resources, and more:

Events happening in-person

For those who feel safe, here are some events happening in person. Please practice proper distancing and wear your mask while taking part in these events:

Events happening online

Here’s a list of environmental events, happening online:

Citizen Science

Here are some citizen science projects you can sign up for. Please keep in mind that due to coronavirus some of these projects may not be immediately available this field season:

Jobs and Internships

Here are some job and internship openings in environmental fields. For equity reasons, we only post job postings with transparent salary ranges:

Volunteer Positions

Here are some volunteer positions. Please practice proper distancing and wear your mask while taking part in any in-person volunteer opportunities:

Direct Environmental Actions

Urgent actions (those will deadlines fast approaching):

New actions since last week:

Rocky Mountain Wild’s older (but still relevant) actions:

Action Resources:

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