17868503027293143_edited.jpg

WOMXN FROM THE MOUNTAIN

A Womxn-led Indigenous Non-Profit working to clean and protect our communities and our Biosphere.

 
Learning to love myself in my full femin

Restorative Justice starts with Rematriating

Womxn from the Mountain Founded | 2018
Inclusive women’s group open to women of all colors and backgrounds, including those that identify as women and the feminine identity. Our goal is to empower our individual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs directly supporting the Colorado indigenous and disproportionately impacted community through transformative art healing.
We provide cultural enrichment in diverse communities including holding safe spaces for cultural traditions of Danza Azteca de ColorAztlan, transformative indigenous education, braves spaces for cultural representation, and campaigns to address awareness and bring enforceable protections with cultural and trauma sensitivity to issues in the indigenous communities such as; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, domestic violence, drug/homeless/mental health support, support for asylum seekers, and environmental awareness.
Currently working as climate change organizers and cultural educators for disproportionately impacted communities to create protections from cumulative impacts of environmental racism. We have worked on SB 1266 and now, on the first ever in Colorado, Environmental Justice Task Force in current policies to transformatively address climate change with authentic equity.
Worked with CU Environmental Justice Department, March On, Future Coalition, 350.org., International Indigenous Youth Council, Conservation Colorado, and Western Conservation, to bring awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous People throughout Colorado and North America.

 
 

Reinforcing our Commitment

We offer Ally and Accomplice Trainings workshops for every level of community and educational level. And expand in a two part series of Restorative Justice Trainings. 

Reach out to find out pricing and book now at reneemchacon@gmail.com



We support the narrative Social Justice is Climate Justice because we are all connected socially, economically, and environmentally. With access to the right resources and platforms, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch or contributing today.

SUNCOR SUNDOWN

A short film about the impacts of Colorado's only oil refinery on our communities’ public health.

Suncor Energy, a Canadian company, runs an oil refinery north of Denver Colorado.  Suncor is one of Colorado’s largest emitters of  greenhouse gasses, as well as one of the largest emitters of toxic air pollutants, and has been operating without any changes to its operations or pollution controls for years.

In spite of numerous enforcement actions and settlements, Suncor continues to flout air quality laws, putting neighboring communities – who are primarily Latino and low income – at extreme risk.

This is their story.

 
Quote-draft2_edited.jpg
 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACTION TASK FORCE

PUBLIC COMMENT NOW OPEN!!!!

About the Task Force


The Environmental Justice Action Task Force (“EJATF” or “Task Force”) was created by the Colorado Environmental Justice Act (HB21-1266).  Governor Polis, the legislature, and the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal governments can appoint up to 27 members to the Task Force.  There are currently 22 Task Force members. 

  

The Environmental Justice Act instructs the Task Force to consider developing recommendations on a variety of topics.  The Task Force will present these recommendations to the legislature, the Governor, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (“CDPHE”).  The Task Force must finalize the recommendations by November 14, 2022.  

CDPHE is asking community members for their help in determining:

  • The definition of “disproportionately impacted communities,” which will impact future resources available to communities. Disproportionately impacted communities have a heavier burden of negative health impacts than other communities because of systemic barriers to health and wellness.

  • How agencies should engage with disproportionately impacted communities across Colorado.

  • How agencies should consider equity and the cumulative impacts when making decisions that affect environmental health. Cumulative impacts are the combination of pollution in the air, water, and soil, and can include other factors that impact our health, like access to fresh food and green spaces to exercise.

  • How agencies can make data about environmental health risks more transparent to Coloradans living in communities disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change.

The Task Force’s full draft recommendations are available online. Ideas and feedback can be shared with the Task Force in English,  Spanish, or any other language by one of the following ways:

  • Fill out this survey to share your ideas about some key questions.

  • Download and edit the Word document of the draft recommendations available here and send edits to cdphe_ej@state.co.us.

  • Send written comments to cdphe_ej@state.co.us.

  • Attend a small group conversation or cafecito in Commerce City or Pueblo to discuss the draft recommendations with CDPHE staff in September.

The deadline for the public to submit feedback on the third draft of the Task Force's recommendations is Oct. 14, 2022. The group will hold its final public meeting in early November.

The Task Force must send its final recommendations to the legislature, governor, and CDPHE by Nov. 14.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your dedication to advancing environmental justice in the state of Colorado!

El CDPHE desea escuchar nuevamente los comentarios del público sobre las recomendaciones de justicia ambiental

El CDPHE pide a los miembros de la comunidad que nos ayuden a decidir:

  • la definición de “comunidad afectada de manera desproporcionada”, que influirá en los recursos que se pongan a disposición de las comunidades en el futuro. Debido a barreras sistémicas para la salud y el bienestar, las comunidades afectadas de manera desproporcionada soportan una carga mayor de impactos negativos para la salud que otras comunidades;

  • cómo las agencias deberían involucrar a las comunidades afectadas de manera desproporcionada de Colorado;

  • cómo las agencias deben tener en cuenta la equidad y los impactos acumulativos a la hora de tomar decisiones que influyen en la salud ambiental. Los impactos acumulativos son la combinación de la contaminación del aire, el agua y el suelo, pero pueden abarcar otros factores que tienen un efecto en nuestra salud, como la disponibilidad de alimentos frescos y espacios verdes para hacer ejercicio;

  • qué pueden hacer las agencias para presentar con mayor transparencia los datos sobre los riesgos para la salud ambiental a las comunidades de Colorado que se ven afectadas de manera desproporcionada por la contaminación y el cambio climático.

 Consulte en línea el borrador de las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo. Elija una de estas opciones para compartir sus ideas y comentarios con el Grupo de Trabajo en inglés, español o cualquier otro idioma que prefiera:

  • Conteste las preguntas de esta encuesta para compartir sus ideas sobre algunos temas de importancia clave.

  • Descargue este documento de Word con el borrador de las recomendaciones y envíe una copia con sus sugerencias en control de cambios a cdphe_ej@state.co.us.

  • Envíe sus comentarios por escrito a cdphe_ej@state.co.us.

  • Participe en un grupo pequeño o cafecito en Commerce City o Pueblo en septiembre para intercambiar ideas sobre el borrador de las recomendaciones con el personal del CDPHE.

El plazo para que el público envíe sus comentarios sobre el tercer borrador de las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo se vence el 14 de octubre de 2022. El Grupo tendrá su última reunión abierta al público a principios de noviembre.

El Grupo de Trabajo debe presentar la versión definitiva de sus recomendaciones frente a la legislatura, el gobernador y el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente (CDPHE) para el 14 de noviembre, a más tardar.

comments.png

EJATF DRAFT  2

Draft 2 of the Environmental Justice Action Task Force recommendations

 

CONTACT WOMXN FROM THE MOUNTAIN

Get in touch with Womxn From The Mountain to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Thanks for submitting!