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OUR SUCCESSES

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The People and Pollinators Action Network’s staff and leaders have made a lot of progress over the years! Check out all of our recent successes and accomplishments below: 

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COLORADO POLLINATOR LICENSE PLATE

2021

Championed and helped to pass the new Colorado Pollinator License Plate bill (2021)—sales of which will support vital pollinator conservation and advocacy programs across the state

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REGULATION OF PESTICIDE USE

2020

Introduced Colorado’s first bill (SB20-189) to repeal state preemption of pesticide use—authorizing local governments to regulate pesticide use and application (2020) 

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

(2015-present)

Create training opportunities for government and commercial pesticide applicators

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CO ENVIRONMENAL HEALTH & NATIVE LANDSCAPING

2019 & 2020

Launched the CO Environmental Health (2019) and Native Landscaping Coalitions (2020) 

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CO PESTICIDE APPLICATOR'S ACT

2015

Successfully advocated for new rules for Colorado’s Pesticide Applicators’ Act, which governs the Pesticide Advisory Committee, to mandate the inclusion of beekeepers and organic farmers and to create requirements informing the public of actions taken against workers who violate pesticide application rules

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POLLINATOR HIGHWAY

2017-2021

Championed a state resolution designating I-76 as Colorado’s first pollinator highway (2017) and launched the pilot planting project in 2018. Our partnership with CDOT continues with new pollinator plantings along Hwy 119 (2021).

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COLORADO POLLINATOR SUMMIT

2015-2020

Co-created and co-host the annual Colorado Pollinator Summit (2015-2020) with Denver Botanic Gardens and The Butterfly Pavilion; and co-lead the Colorado Pollinator Network

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COLORADO POLLINATOR MONTH

2017-2021

Worked with Governors Hickenlooper and Polis to designate June as Colorado Pollinator Month (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

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ORGANIC TURF

2019

Co-hosted, with Beyond Pesticides, two organic turf pilot projects in the City of Longmont to transition conventionally-managed parks to organic (2019)

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POLLINATOR PLEDGE

Ongoing

Recruited 2,000+ individuals and businesses to take our pollinator-safe pledge to use pollinator-safe practices on their properties

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POLLINATOR RESOLUTIONS

ONGOING

Helped to pass Pollinator Resolutions in 7 CO governments (City of Boulder, Boulder County, City of Lafayette, City of Longmont, City of Denver, Town of Berthoud, and the City of Cherry Hills Village)

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION

2019

Co-created (with the Clean Label Project) Colorado’s first environmental health coalition focused on the environmental and human health nexus (2019)

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POLLINATOR POLICY

2018

Worked with the Department of Natural Resources to spearhead a new, comprehensive pollinator policy for state lands (2018)