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Monday, September 15 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Nuestro Aire, Nuestra Salud / Nuestra Tierra, Nuestra Responsabilidad/ Our Air, Our Health, /Our Land, Our Responsibility - FREE ADMISSION LIMITED

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The connection that we have as Latinos to mother earth has imbedded itself into our culture as a way of life. Traditions like hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, herb gathering, farming and ranching have created a spiritual bond between Latinos and our outdoor heritage. We’ve also always been very aware of how finite resources are, especially when economic barriers are at play, so to reduce, recycle and reuse has always been a cultural norm amongst Latinos. Despite these natural alignments to the conservation movement, Latinos have also been in the front lines of environmental impacts. The Southwest is already experiencing impacts of climate change, affecting the lives and economies of 56 million people – a population that is expected to increase 68% by 2050, to 94 million. Increased heat, drought, and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns. This forum will showcase that the Latino community understands that climate change and air pollution is having profound effects on our economy, our health, and our future. Already, Latino business leaders, policy makers, health professional, elected officials and citizens across the nation are working to address our most pressing challenges: the quality of our air, the security of our water and the protection of our lands. (Session curated by Conservation Colorado.)


Dulce Saenz

Latino Organizing Program Director, Conservation Colorado
Dulce Saenz is the Director of the Latino Organizing Program at Conservation Colorado. Dulce has been working on issue advocacy (immigration, education and conservation) and leadership development in the Latino community for the past 5 years. 


Crisanta Duran

Crisanta Duran is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1] Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as aDemocrat in 2010, Duran represents House District 5, which encompasses part of northwest Denver... Read More →

Lucy Flores

Lucy Flores is a member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing the 28th district in the northeast Las Vegas Valley covering Sunrise Manor West.[1] She is a member of the Democratic Party... Read More →

Kendra Sandoval

Kendra Sandoval Principal of Sandoval & Sandoval LLC and native Denver Latina, has 18 years of experience organizing national, regional, and local community stakeholders using models, which support federal, state, and local mandates. Reflecting her deep commitment to triple bottom-line... Read More →

Monday September 15, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

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