Colorado has suffered from the effects of climate change with drought, wildfire, and an unreliable snowpack. With snow-related and river-related recreation as two huge pieces of the economy, Coloradans are feeling the economic effects. The 2018 wildfire season was terrifying, putting farms, homes, and lives in danger.
As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it’s educational events, rallies, or bringing Coloradans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change.
You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change.
By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Colorado’s environment for years to come.