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A Life On Our Planet Gives Humanity a Choice

The sixth mass extinction When the Apollo 8 mission first launched, David Attenborough, an acclaimed broadcaster and natural historian, recalled being in a television studio and getting to see the world isolated in space vicariously through the eyes of the astronauts. “Our home was not

Let’s panic about other crises, too!

Capitalism and climate change play a big part in the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 came seemingly out of nowhere. Once confirmed in the United States, people rushed to stock up on groceries, hand sanitizer, alcohol, cannabis, guns, and for some reason toilet paper. Considering other critical problems faced

Denver air quality proven unhealthy

A recent report details air pollution in Colorado Nothing conjures a more disturbing image for people in Denver than the words “brown cloud.” For decades, this unnatural phenomenon has loomed over the metropolis, occasionally obscuring any view of the mountains. As a result of pollution

Climate Activists Arrested at State of the State

Protesters demand environmental action Thursday, Jan. 9, just before governor Jared Polis delivered his State of the State Address, a group of activists from the Colorado Chapter of Extinction Rebellion (XR) shouted to announce a “mic check.” XR and the youth led Sunrise Movement seized

Activists and students deliver petitions demanding action

A message to Sen. Gardner Ten activists from Environment Colorado and Conservation Colorado joined forces in fighting climate change, gathering on the steps outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office on Friday, Oct. 8. The group, which included several CU Denver students, had convened to

Denver welcomes activist Greta Thunberg

Local groups collaborate with young activists A feverous cheer went up as Greta Thunberg stepped onto the stage of the Greek Amphitheatre of Civic Center Park on Oct. 11. The 16-year-old climate activist capped off an energetic protest from a diverse group of children, adults, indigenous

Thousands march at Denver Youth Climate Strike

Protesters call for officials to act now Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, protesters gathered at Denver’s Union Station, and by 11 a.m. an estimated 7,500 people filled the entirety of Union Square, armed with signs demanding “Climate Justice Now!”  The protest was part

Another brick in the wall

Children are the future? Like many Americans, I first learned of the work of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg within the last few weeks. I mostly glazed over headlines until something caught my eye: Greta Thunberg is 16 years old. Though many are probably aware of

Going green on campus and beyond

How students can get involved The threat of climate change is an ever-present thought in the minds of many young people today.  Current world reports don’t paint an optimistic picture either: the Amazon rainforest burns in large swaths, millions of tons of arctic ice are

Plastic straws are not the problem, capitalism is

Greed is a major cause of climate change In 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced that the world has twelve years until it reaches the point of no return regarding climate change. Since then, activists and Facebook moms alike have been