In 2014, working together with our state leagues in New Mexico and Colorado, the League of Conservation Voters launched three programs that engaged Latino communities with local environmental concerns: Juntos in New Mexico, Protégete in Colorado, and Chispa Arizona. Maryland LCV also launched its own Latino program the same year. In 2015 we launched Chispa Nevada, followed by Chispa Connecticut. Learn more about each of the programs below — and get involved!
- In Phoenix, Chispa Arizona is urging local utilities and the government to commit to increased electricity generation from solar and wind. It’s also advocating for participation among people of color in the Clean Power Plan state implementation.
- In Denver, Protégete is garnering Colorado Latinos’ support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, a game-changing plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants that will be implemented by state governments across the country.
- In Albuquerque, Juntos volunteers are building support for a strong state Clean Power Plan implementation in New Mexico.
- In Las Vegas, Chispa Nevada is ensuring Latino families are calling for clean air and a clean energy future — defending rooftop solar — in the fight against climate change in Nevada.
- In Annapolis, Chispa Maryland advocates alongside Latino communities and legislators in supporting legislation to reduce air and water pollution and achieve environmental justice.
- In Hartford, Chispa Connecticut is organizing Latino families and community leaders to ensure they are well informed about the environmental issues impact their communities.