SEJ's 29th Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO, Oct. 2019

Environmental Journalism 2019

Hosted and Sponsored by Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado            Early October 2019

HEADWATERS TO THE PLAINS

Photo courtesy of Bobby Magill

 

COLORADO

WHERE RIVERS, AND POLITICS, CHANGE DIRECTIONS

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Colorado simultaneously boasts and suffers from a population explosion in Denver and other cities. This purple state is fertile ground for both clashes and collaborations among parties vying for rights to land, water and air, whether to preserve it for wildlife and human recreation or to exploit it for energy extraction. And it is fertile ground for stories!

Climate Change
Visit leading-edge atmospheric research centers. Witness impacts from wildfires, drought and species loss. Learn about statewide GHG-reduction, renewable-energy initiatives and other solutions.

Energy
The Front Range is a flashpoint for oil and gas activities and anti-fracking activism, as well as a hotbed for wind and solar development.

Water
It’s Colorado's lifeblood, and it's in short supply, inciting urban v. rural, east v. west battles. The Colorado River overflows with stories, as its flows dwindle.

Food and Agriculture
Massive CAFOs, regenerative ranching, natural foods entrepreneurism, the marijuana boom's controversial eco track record: Colorado has it all.

Environmental Health
Lower-income metro communities suffer most acutely from air pollution from vehicles, while country dwellers suffer from oil and gas emissions.

 

#SEJ2019                                               Conference Chair: Susan Moran, Independent Print Journalist;
Host of “How on Earth,” KGNU Radio (Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins)

 

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www.colostate.edu

 


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  • For SEJ members: By January or earlier each year, send one-two paragraphs per proposal to jletto@sej.org. Include a draft title and speaker ideas if you have them.
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