Colorado EECapacity State Consoritium

Please find below detailed information on the EPA's EECapacity Colorado State Consortium. 

 

EECapacity Infographics

Click here for the Colorado EECapacity Consortium Infographic 

Click here for a Prezi of the capacities, assets and connections of the Colorado EECapacity Consortium

Overview Information from National EECapacity Project

Information from December 13, 2012 Gathering

Additional Inclusiveness Resources- Specific for Environmentally Oriented Organizations:

 These articles have been helpful in breaking down big ideas and theory into practical applications for environmental non-profits and programming.  These are great sources of information as you are planning for 2013. Click on titles to be taken to the article website.

Additional Articles of Interest Related to Community and Urban Environmental Education

Resources on Developing Community and/or Urban Environmental Education Programs 

Resources on Assessment and Measuring Outcomes

Information from November 29, 2012 Gathering

Download Agenda from November 29 Gathering

Environmental Justice Video Clips Shown

Specific Articles connecting Environmetnal Education with Environmental Justice

Downloadable Resources on Envrionmental Justice- Information in which the presentation came from

Web Resource on Environmental Justice

http://www.ejnet.org/ej 
"Racism is the intentional or unintentional use of power to isolate, separate and exploit others. . . Racism is more than just a personal attitude; it is the institutionalized form of the attitude." -National Council of Churches Racial Justice Working Group.  “Now all of the issues of environmental racism and environmental justice don't just deal with people of color. We are just as much concerned with inequities in Appalachia, for example, where the whites are basically dumped on because of lack of economic and political clout and lack of having a voice to say "no" and that's environmental injustice.”- Dr. Robert Bullard
 
Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site
http://scorecard.goodguide.com 
The subject of environmental justice is important, sensitive, and hard to measure. Advocates make a strong case that poor communities and communities of color can bear more than their share of environmental burdens - but in which places, and to what extent?  Scorecard profiles environmental burdens in every community in the U.S., identifying which groups experience disproportionate toxic chemical releases, cancer risks from hazardous air pollutants, or proximity to Superfund sites and polluting facilities emitting smog and particulates.

Applied Research Center
http://www.arc.org/content/blogcategory/56/136/ 
ARC explores why communities of color consistently are unemployed, hold less wealth, and are on the brink of poverty.  See how we can narrow the racial wealth divide and create good, green jobs for all that can sustain our communities and the environment.  ARC is part of environmental movements to challenge the structures that degrade our food, air and water and worsen poverty and discrimination.  

Energy Justice Network
http://www.energyjustice.net
The Energy Justice Network is the grassroots energy agenda, supporting communities threatened by polluting energy and waste technologies.  Taking direction from our grassroots base and the Principles of Environmental Justice, we advocate a clean energy, zero-emission, zero-waste future for all.
 
Center for Diversity & the Environment
http://www.environmentaldiversity.org 
The Center for Diversity & the Environment racially and ethnically diversifies the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building community.  We envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all its citizens through an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all.  Affiliate organizations: Environmental Learning for Kids, Environmental Professionals of Color, Outward Bound Adventures, Center for Whole Communities, African American Outdoor Association.

Information from October 25, 2012 Gathering 

Please note that this is the tentative agenda- an updated agenda will be posted after October 25. 

Agenda from September 27, 2012 Gathering

We have some additional handouts related to anti-opression and assessing your organization's inclusiveness. At the request of the facilitator, we are only sharing those via email with EECapacity Consortium Members. If you did not receive them or can't find them, you can request them from Malinda Mochizuki at outreach@caee.org 

Information/Resources From August 30, 2012 Gathering

EECapacity Colorado State Consortium Overview

SUMMARY:

Mission: To build the capacity and partnerships between traditional and non-traditional environmental education organizations through relevant training and tools.

Vision: To build a more diverse and inclusive network in Colorado that values the perspectives of its members and ensures an environmentally literate population that works for a clean, healthy environment.  

The Colorado EECapacity State Consortium will bring together a variety of environmental and community focused organizations that are committed to building and strengthening the overall capacity of the field of environmental education in Colorado to be more innovative, relevant, diverse, and inclusive.  The members of the state consortium will consist of professionals working in diverse and urban areas that utilize both traditional and non-traditional environmental education settings, practices and networks. The state consortium will build the foundation for Colorado’s environmental education capacity by creating platforms for discussing innovations in environmental education practices that are relevant in an increasingly urban and diverse society.  This will occur through the state consortium’s participation in professional development and events that facilitates the exchange of ideas, practices, and resources, as well as develops new partnerships and networks. (see visual overview of consortium).

SHORT TERM GOALS OF CONSORTIUM: 

  • A network building the capacity of environmental education through trainings & tools.
  • Expand relationships and collaborations among organizations and communities- not duplicating efforts.
  • Identify/develop environmental education ideas, practices  and resources  that can be shared widely.

LONG TERM GOALS OF CONSORITUM: 

  • Develop the overall capacity & pathways for environmental education practices, professionals ,leaders (esp. youth) to be more relevant, diverse and inclusive. 
  • More environmentally literate population through reaching more audiences in their local communities, connecting to quality of life, and empowering them to become informed decision makers about the environment.

CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

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1536 Wynkoop St, Suite 314, Denver, CO 80202
phone: 303-273-9527
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