BlueGreen Alliance | Colorado

Colorado

About The Colorado BlueGreen Alliance

The Colorado BlueGreen Alliance coalition works to align the interests of labor unions, environmental and community organizations to address our state’s biggest environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain family-sustaining jobs while protecting the health and safety of workers and their communities.

Executive Committee Members:

  • Colorado AFL-CIO (co-chair)
  • Conservation Colorado (co-chair)
  • AFSCME Council 18
  • American Federation of Teachers Colorado
  • Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Colorado Education Association
  • Colorado Sierra Club
  • Communication Workers of America District 7
  • Denver Area Labor Federation
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals: 12, 68, 111, and 113
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 7
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 720
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Service Employees International Union Colorado
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Union – Transportation Division
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Union Local 9 – Sheet Metal
  • Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
  • The Wilderness Society
  • United Association of Denver Pipefitters Local 208
  • United Steelworkers
  • Western Resource Advocates

For more information on our work, contact Elena Santarella at esantarella@bluegreenalliance.org.

Colorado State Legislative Priorities 2022

Our Work

We are a strong alliance of organizations working together with a focus on widely-shared prosperity and equity to ensure that the transition to a clean energy economy is accessible and beneficial to all. Our areas of work include:

Reduce Climate and Localized Pollution

The Colorado BlueGreen Alliance developed a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Roadmap that defines a timeline and emissions reductions target levels for each industry sector. This roadmap helps guide our coalition’s policy work as we identify opportunities to employ Colorado workers to reduce pollution at family-sustaining wages.

Ensuring No Worker or Community is Left Behind in Colorado’s Energy Transition

The Colorado BlueGreen Alliance worked to develop and enact HB19-1314, creating the nation’s first statewide Office of Just Transition. Our coalition’s work is focused on supporting communities and workers through the energy transition. We aim to strengthen local economies, clean up polluted sites, and create pathways for workers to participate in the clean energy economy with health and retirement benefits and family-sustaining wages. Our coalition’s cooperative focus on the energy transition is fully aligned with the BlueGreen Alliance’s federal policy work, aimed at maximizing federal, state, local, and private resources to diversify local economies and support workers.

Rebuild and Maintain Our Infrastructure

The Colorado BlueGreen Alliance coalition is working to ensure Colorado’s infrastructure is resilient and supports healthy lifestyles for all Colorado residents. Our coalition is working to develop robust multimodal transportation options, clean drinking water, a clean and robust electricity grid, and efficient buildings for residents and businesses across the state.

Key Facts

100% Renewable Energy by 2040. Colorado will achieve 100% renewable energy by 2040 by modernizing the Public Utilities Commission, growing green jobs, and increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles and buildings.