By Erie [Rising] Mom and Guest Blogger Andrea M. Roy With all the studies that have acknowledged the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing, it’s easy to overlook the impact on our society as it relates to crime. Though there are … Continue reading →
By Jen Palazzolo Governor Hickenlooper’s Task Force appears to be nothing short of a façade. Please Help Make This Known To All and SIGN THE PETITION NOW! How can this Task Force be meaningful when as a representative of the grassroots … Continue reading →
by: Lisa M. McKenziea, Roxana Z. Wittera, Lee S. Newmana, John L. Adgatea aColorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA Address correspondence to L. McKenzie, Colorado School of Public Health, 13001 East … Continue reading →
Erie Rising Mom, Angie Nordstrum, was awarded the Mom On a Mission Award from Healthy Child Healthy World for her work and advocacy in issues relating to children’s health, allergy education and fracking awareness. We are so thankful for and … Continue reading →
Dear Readers: I felt it was time to share something with you. Last fall I testified to the EPA regarding concerns with our family’s health and natural gas operations. If I had the opportunity to resubmit this testimony again, I would also … Continue reading →
(scroll to bottom for detailed ppts. from NOAA) “…especially the alkanes” Were the exact words published regarding the air in Erie, CO in a NOAA/Appalachian State University report published Sept. 2, 2011 and conducted Feb-Mar 2011. We are not scientists, … Continue reading →
One Action-One Boulder is delighted to be spotlighting the work Erie Rising at the Boulder International Film Festival’s screening of Surviving Progress.
The film clarifies the connection between environmental degradation and global inequality in relation to the over consumption that is associated with our idea of progress. The film asks, “As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupts nations, can our globally entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap?” Surviving Progress is produced by Martin Scorsese and interviewees include Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, and Margaret Atwood. Surviving Progress is inspired by Ronald Wright’s best seller A Short History of Progress. View the trailer here.
The environmental message of the film is dire: without a significant shift in the way we do the business of the country and our lives, the future is not bright. One Action-One Boulder is excited to have Erie Rising attend as an organization that the audience can join in order to take a significant action to protect our environment, our health, our children and our democracy.
Erie Rising will stay after the film for a discussion with 4 other local environmental justice organizations and community members to talk about the film, and actions the Boulder community can take to support the earth and global equality. See you there! For more information on this event go to One Action-One Boulder.
One Action – One Boulder is a year-long arts inspired collaborative conversation and community action project designed to create a stronger, more equitable Boulder. It encourages each of us to learn about local and national histories of racial and economic injustice and take a significant action in 2012 toward a more equitable future.
We are so happy when Earth Guardians asked to partner with Erie Rising!
Check out this out! Earth Guardians is run by CHILDREN! Yes, that is correct, children! They saw the issues going on here in Erie and asked to come and partner with and support our kids.
Earth Guardian’s Mission: Earth Guardian Youth are committed to standing up for their future and the kind of Earth that they and future generations will inherit. They take their concerns about issues that will directly affect them and their communities into action by becoming educated on the issues and creating action plans to address these issues. They speak in City Council, at County Commissioners meetings, rallies, community events and schools to build awareness and a support base to assist in addressing these problems. They want the adults that are making decisions to realize that it is their responsibility to make healthy decisions on behalf of the children that will inherit the planet.
When: Tuesday, January 31 4:45-5:30Where: Erie Community LibraryWho: Bring your kids out to meet the Earth Guardian Kids and be part of making a video with the Earth Guardians team of kids! Kids of ALL ages welcome!Questions? Contact email@example.com
We are so honored to be featured by Healthy Child Healthy World regarding the awareness our group is bringing to the Town of Erie and on a national level; for concerns with natural gas operations and mining using hydraulic fracturing which appear as if they may be affecting our childrens’ health.
With this, the situation at hand is now quite surreal. I have referenced Healthy Child Healthy World on a professional level for years. I have always turned to them for a trusted resource to give to other families and new parents. Now, I find myself on the other end of the spectrum. A year ago when I began to investigate natural gas operations I never would have guessed that I would be in the place I find myself tonight.
In my testimony to the EPA September 2011, I ended with this…
“When my boys grow older, I pray they are healthy. I want them to look back knowing that we did all we could, we were not silenced or naive. We stood up and voiced our rights to protect ourselves and others. We did what needed to be done, no matter how inconvenient it may have been. Despite the intimidation of big corporate funding, economics and the argument that we can’t make a difference because we’re too small. And most of all, because I want them to know that I love them, and that I did all I could to protect them and keep them healthy. I will never let them look back and ask me why not? This is important, and I am trusting in you to help make a difference where my arms cannot reach far enough to protect them.”
With this, I am grateful to the team of mothers who have joined me, encouraged me to stay on course, held my hand and allowed me to cry, and for the people who are beginning to listen to us.