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With a deep connection to the region, Mountain West Strategies combines local and state-level knowledge of the lands and resources, politics, and stakeholders with a strong understanding of conservation and progressive issues.

 

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Summit County Citizens Voice » Hey, Colorado – how about a climate challenge?

Hey, Colorado – how about a climate challenge? Paonia event focuses on solutions for western Colorado Staff Report FRISCO — Everybody is talking about climate change, but that palaver doesn’t always translate into action. Not so in Paonia, though, where community and climate activists will gather May 1-3 for the Western Colorado Climate Challenge & Solar more »

ColoradoPols » Step Right Up and WIN! This Boom will never Bust, Baby!

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Step Right Up and WIN! This Boom will never Bust, Baby! Colorado is about to lose thousands of jobs, again, as the latest boom and its promise of vast riches crashes into the reality of a volatile commodity market.  Again. Like in the last bust in 2008 that hit the western Colorado gas fields, it was just months more »

North Fork Scrapbook » Unicorn Arts Collective Presents: Elemental Rising

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Unicorn Arts Collective Presents: Elemental Rising | North Fork Scrapbook The Paonia Fashion Show is back! This time the Elements are rising to the occasion. More than just a fashion show, this year The Unicorn Arts Collective is bringing a multi-media arts experience to the Paradise Theater. Originally conceived as The District 81428 Fashion Show, more »

North Fork Scrapbook »The North Fork Seed Library

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The North Fork Seed Library Spring is approaching and it’s time to start plotting your garden. First, what are you hoping to grow? A specific variety of squash or particular heirloom okra? Whatever it may be, the Hotchkiss Seed Library probably has it! They have a vast array of seeds to peruse that any library more »

 

 

 

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Join Us At the Western CO Climate Challenge

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Western Colorado Climate Challenge & Solar Fair May 1 -3 in Paonia, Colorado Hosted by: Climate Colorado and Solar Energy International   “Solving Colorado’s Climate Crisis through Rapid-Prototyping Change” Sponsors include The Hive Paonia, Western Slope Conservation Center, Mountain West Strategies, and Community Office for Resource Efficiency Tickets available here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday more »

So, What is ‘Advocacy Campaigning’?

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Cesar Chavez – “We don’t organize to educate. We educate to organize.” Sweet Victory! Think you need a stop sign on the corner? Want to stop a fracking waste pit? Homeowners’ board giving you trouble? Then you might be considering how to develop an ‘advocacy campaign.’  Boiled down, an advocacy campaign is a methodical and more »

The Art of Advocacy: Finding Your Way with Strategies and Tactics

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 “To see things in the seed, that is genius.”   Lao Tzu   In its simplest sense an advocacy campaign is a methodical, strategic effort to convince a decision-maker to make a specific decision by a certain deadline.  It involves a campaign goal (as described above), strategic objectives, development of tactics and anticipated outcomes, campaign more »

Overview to Campaign Development

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 So you’re ready for some change? What To Do Now?   If you have decided to develop an advocacy campaign, you might be wondering what happens next.  The tangible result of campaign development is the campaign plan, its product is the functional campaign itself, and its purpose is to reach the campaign goal.  The campaign plan is thus made more »

 

 

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