The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.
February 23, Tuesday:
Webinar Viewing and Discussion:
On behalf of NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala), you are invited to join us as we learn about resource extraction, migration, and the work of Indigenous peoples in Guatemala to build a world beyond colonial borders. Featuring Silvia Raquec from Asociación Pop No’j, this webinar will give us essential knowledge and a clear action strategy to support the struggle of the people of Guatemala to create a society that can break free from past and present injustices and oppressive structures.
Webinar viewing will begin at 7 pm MT, followed by a discussion.
You will receive an email once you’ve registered for the event that will include all the Zoom login information!
Please direct any questions or concerns to Jonathan Power at firstname.lastname@example.org
All contributions and ticket purchases go directly to NISGUA’s cross-border solidarity work. Thank you!
7-9:00 pm MT
February 24: Wednesday:
YIMBY State Legislative Update
Join Representatives Lontine and Gonzales-Gutierrez for an update on HB21-1117, which will help cities make progressive land use reforms and support affordable housing. We will also have Javier Mabrey from Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project who will update us on efforts to reform Colorado’s eviction court process- currently 41st out of 50 for tenant rights. You can register for the event with this link, and please share with your friends!
6:30 pm MT
Webinar: Keeping Cool Without Warming the Planet: Climate-Friendly Alternatives
We’ll hear from expert Kristen Taddonio, a Senior Climate and Energy Advisor at Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development. Kristen will share climate-friendly alternatives for high global warming potential hydroflorocarbons, with a focus on refrigerants. We’ll learn about how to cool our homes without exacerbating climate change – and also will discuss heat pumps and the need for lower global warming potential (GWP) heat pump refrigerants.
This webinar is offered by 350 CO’s Renewable Energy Committee as part of a series exploring heat pumps and ways to decarbonize our homes and make sustainable choices when it comes to climate impacts. This webinar will dive into the critical role of refrigerants in meeting our climate goals, and go over lower GWP heat pump refrigerants like R-32 and others that industry is developing. Join to learn more!
What: A Webinar: Keeping Cool Without Warming the Planet (& Heat Pumps That Don’t Heat the Globe) – Climate-Friendly Alternatives for High-GWP Hydrofluorocarbons
When: Tuesday February 23, 2021 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Where: Online via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:
Why this is important: As Colorado decarbonizes the electricity sector, heat pumps will continue to be encouraged as a more sustainable alternative to heating and cooling homes. However, if heat pumps use a climate-damaging refrigerant like R-410a, we won’t see much improvement in terms of overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Word from manufacturers is that 1 in 4 heat pumps loses its refrigerant charge due to improper installation and leakage, and Colorado does not enforce refrigerant recovery and recycling rules.
About our presenter: Kristen Taddonio is a member of SAE (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), where she serves as a liaison to the Interior Climate Control committee, which develops industry standards for automotive air conditioning systems, refrigerants, as well as fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards related to vehicle climate control systems.
This town hall will be a discussion of important legislation in the U.S. House to provide needed economic relief for families and healthcare workers across the nation in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a member of Speaker Pelosi’s leadership team, I was proud to work on this legislation and help secure its passage. For Americans who are uninsured, unemployed, lack paid sick leave or the means to pay for testing and treatment, the continued spread of Coronavirus will hit especially hard economically. Governor Polis has already enacted innovative measures in Colorado to increase testing capacity and offer paid leave. The legislation passed by Congress early this morning will provide additional support for all Americans to ensure their health and economic security through the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes:
- Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured;
- Paid emergency leave with both 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave;
- Enhanced Unemployment Insurance, a first step that will extend protections to furloughed workers;
- Strengthened food security initiatives, including SNAP, student meals, seniors nutrition and food banks;
- Clear protections for frontline workers, including health care workers and other workers who are in contact with those who have been exposed or are responsible for cleaning at-risk places;
- Increased federal funds for Medicaid, as states face increased costs.
As we respond to the Coronavirus, it is absolutely vital that the health and safety of American families is our first priority.
6:00 pm MT
March 23, Monday:
March 29, Sunday:
April 8, Wednesday: