In Spring 2022, the Colorado Energy Office partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to host a series of Community Engagement workshops across the state. The goal of these workshops was to hear directly from Colorado residents about their thoughts, experiences, and concerns related to climate change and greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Agency staff from the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Natural Resources attended along with CDPHE and CEO staff, to listen, hear from community members, and provide information where appropriate. These meetings took place between April 27 and June 22, 2022, and included in-person sessions in Aurora, Greeley, Pueblo, Trinidad, Lamar, Delta, and Durango, as well as two virtual options. CEO and CDPHE selected the locations for the in-person sessions to prioritize disproportionately impacted communities and ensure geographic diversity.
The State recognizes that communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution, and encouraged members of these disproportionately impacted communities to share their perspectives. Spanish interpretation was available to ensure access for Colorado’s spanish-speaking communities.
View the report in English and Spanish: