Denver has committed to an 80% reduction in all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (57). This is a tremendous step by the city and it will reduce pollution in the city greatly. But we need your help to move this along. Contact your city council representative (see to the right) and let them know you support the city's 80x50 plan and efforts to strengthen it. Voice your support for electric lawn equipment citywide and eventual electrification of everything. Your voice matters!
We routinely meet with city council members and advocate for transition to full electrification of the city. If you are interested in starting a ballot initiative with us here at DeSmog, let us know. As below, we just successfully passed Proposition 2A! We are always looking for ways to help move the city along in cleaning up our air. Denver laws start in two ways: 1) by a voter initiated process 2) by a City Council initiated process. We support either process if it can lead to cleaner air and better health of our residents. Details of the process with are found on Denver's Initiated Ordinance page.
While Denver's governmental structure is a strong-mayor organization, Denver City Council has a big say in new legislation and how the mayor spends the budget. Getting to know your Council Person will pay off when you want to get things done in Denver. As a resident of Denver, you have a dedicated City Council member depending on which of the eleven City Council Districts you are in. There are also 2 "At-Large" Council Members who represent everyone in Denver. It is worth reaching out to all 3 of them. To find out the Council Member for your District and their contact information, there is a Denver City Council Contact Page with phone numbers and emails.
By an almost 65% vote, Denver voters passed Proposition 2A on November 3, 2020. This ballot initiative was a tiny city tax to raise millions of dollars every year for green jobs, electric car initiatives, solar panel initiatives and more. DeSmog was influential in helping craft this legislation. Thank you Denver for
Your voice makes a difference! The above photo shows Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in July 2018 announcing the city is committing to 100% renewable energy for its electricity by 2030. This commitment took years of hard work by concerned community members just like you. Join us as we take the next steps to move Denver into a cleaner and a more sustainable future.