Skip to main content
Password Assistance
League of Women Voters of Boulder County
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy
Serving the People of Boulder County, Colorado
HomeClimate Action

Climate Action

Boulder County

  We understand that often-used term climate crisis reflects the situation that we are in... a global crisis. Heat records are being broken, glaciers are melting, and the seas are rising. We have reached a point where no matter what we do, we cannot avoid a very different climate future. Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our nation and our planet today.

As members of the League of Women Voter's we are doing what we can to prevent catastrophic consequences and promote sustainable practices.  LWV is calling for prompt action to cut this country's greenhouse gas emissions, invest in a clean energy economy, and help the world's poorest countries tackle the challenges of climate change.

Our team we works to partner with elected officials within Boulder County, environmental leaders, and our community in efforts to create a cleaner, more sustainable world for ourselves and our children.

Read our Climate Action blog.

To join our team or learn more about it, contact us at

Changes in compost guidelines graphic



Boulder County Composting Update  with Commissioner Ashley Stotzmann - watch our video from May 12, 2023



The LWVCO Climate Emergency Task Force welcomes members from all Colorado local Leagues. To join the state task force, contact Sandy Van De Hey

Watch the video of our webinar Water Equity for the Tribes in the Colorado River Basin held on February 16, 2023 (90 mins.)
Moderator: Toni Larson. Speakers:

   - T. DARYL VIGIL from the Jicarilla Apache Tribe in Dulce, New Mexico, is the Water Administrator for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. He is also Chairman of Water is Life, a tribal partnership, and is the official spokesman for the Colorado River Ten Tribes Partnership as well as past Chairman of the Colorado River Ten Tribes Partnership.

   - LORELEI CLOUD is a member of the Southern Ute Tribe which is headquartered in Ignacio, Colorado. She has been a council member for the Southern Ute Tribal Council for five years.

   - DR. MICHAEL KOTUTWA Johnson belongs to the Hopi Tribe of Northern Arizona. He is an Assistant Specialist in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Indigenous Resiliency Center within the University of Arizona. His Ph.D. in Natural Resources is from the University of Arizona.

The LWV  Legislative Action Committee advocates at the Colorado Legislature for climate action, sustainability, and environmental health-related policies. The LWV Colorado Legislative Wrap-Up describes our advocacy activities. 


Through LWVUS we support the Green New Deal, maintaining a strong National Environmental Policy Act, and many other climate policies.  

National LWV is working to:

  • help people in our community learn what we can do at the individual and household levels to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint
  • help set emissions-reduction goals in the community and then develop and implement a plan to achieve those goals, and
  • build grassroots support for strong action on climate change at the state and federal levels, including support for U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015.

Our LWVUS Position on Climate Change 

Beginning in the 1960s LWV members studied, reached consensus positions and took action on many Natural Resources issues related to climate change, including environmental protection, pollution control, and air quality. But those positions, pre-dating the public's general awareness of climate change, do not mention it explicitly

In January 2019, our LWVUS board crafted position language to summarize League's longstanding commitment to climate action:

"The League supports climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations. Individuals, communities, and governments must continue to address this issue, while considering the ramifications of their decisions, at all levels — local, state, regional, national, and global."

For More Information...

LWV Climate Change Resources includes information on relevant law, state and federal initiatives, guidance for advocacy on the issue, and much more. Check it out!