Meet community organizer and environmental and social justice advocate, Ean Thomas Tafoya of Denver, Colorado.
This episode is a mash-up of my Earth Week Summit interview with Ean Thomas Tafoya, along with an update of some of his latest work as an organizer of the Resilient Denver ballot initiative.
Taking on Waste Diversion in DenverEco-Cycle was founded in 1976 by residents who worked together to bring curbside recycling to Boulder, Colorado. It’s now one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the U.S. and is an internationally recognized innovator in resource conservation. In recent years, Eco-Cycle began working in Denver to help improve Denver’s dismal […]
In 2017, a group of a dozen volunteers came together to form Citizens Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood (CASE). CASE is a nonpartisan group of Englewood, Colorado residents who work with City Council members and residents on cleaner energy, sustainable land use, waste reduction, and financial responsibility. Englewood is a community of about 34,000 south […]
Sustainable Wheat RidgeWheat Ridge, Colorado is a community of 30,000 northwest of Denver. In 2017, Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay put out a call for applications to start a new volunteer committee. Joy Opp is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Wheat Ridge committee. In the first year, the committee developed an Action Plan. Council “accepted” the plan […]
Nuggets from our Oct 8 meeting with Joy Opp, Christine Brinker, Jasmin Barco and Ean Thomas Tafoya
Pollinators are the nearly-invisible workforce that keeps our ecosystems functioning. Tune in to hear how anyone and everyone can make a difference to protect the health of people, pollinators and the web of life. Ready to make a big impact?Catch a free Masterclass with Joan on Saturday!Click here to grab your spotLearning about People and […]
Litter that begins anywhere can end up impacting the health of our oceans. Tune in to hear my interview with Dann Diez about the International Coastal Cleanup Day. Oceans make up over 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The seas connect all of us to each other, beyond boundaries. Whatever harm we do on land […]
Tune in for a video tour of the Bakhita Garden, St. Ignatius Loyola’s community garden. The purpose of the garden is to feed the poor, while nourishing the earth and building community in Denver, Colorado. When Paul Gibson began attending the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, he heard about the parish green team. The Care […]
Tune in to hear my interview with high school juniors who are growing the Lakewood High School Environmental Club:Amanda Opp, Club President and FounderLucy Carney, Club Vice PresidentLauren Utz, Club Vice President Please forgive the sound quality! There is some wind and background noise interference because we caught the club members right after school outdoors […]
At age 16, high school student Jesus Villalba Gastelum shares what he and other youth leaders are organizing the September 20, 2019 Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles. Jesus stepped into the role of organizer just seven months earlier. His story is a real inspiration of how individual action makes a big difference. Latino Youth Leader: […]