Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary said early this month that the Clean Power Plan is important, “Because breathing outdoors shouldn’t send kids to the hospital.”
One of our readers, Westminster resident Ellen Buckley, took this photo. She recently posted this photo to document the extreme haze in our state.
The persistent regional air pollution the extreme fires in the west and the poor quality of air at some of our national parks are unacceptable. In fact, did you know that Rocky Mountain National Park – the crown jewel of parks in Colorado – just earned a “D” grade for air pollution? That is NOT a grade moms are happy about!
Colorado Moms Know Best fights for clean air for our kids, community and parks – side-by-side with moms, firefighters, elected officials and others who are worried about the risks of climate change. We have created a few action items in response to this air quality crisis, just in time for Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th birthday:
Other Actions You Can Take
Rocky Mountain National Park Kid Coloring. We are gathering kids’ “clean air, beautiful vistas” coloring pages for a Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th birthday card to give to elected officials at the RMNP party on Sept. 4. Click here for the blank coloring page.
2. Letters to the Editor.
If you want to submit a letter to the editor regarding the need for clean, healthy air please let us know. We can help you write it, too! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some moms are hosting kids action parties. If you want to host a kids action party in your area, let us know. Gather together with your friends and color with your children to color pages for our larger Clean Air Birthday Card! Send in a photo of your drawings and your group when you are done.
4. Rocky Mountain National Park Birthday Party!
You can also join us at Rocky Mountain National Park’s birthday party on Sept. 4 at 11 AM where we will eat cake, play outdoors and talk to Sen. Bennet and Sen. Gardner about policies to clean up our air.
Let us know the level of support you can give to make sure we have clean air for our kids to breathe. We can’t let our leaders think this new level of haze is going unnoticed!
~Emma, Head Mom