Cultivando director puts out an SOS to stop ‘environmental genocide’ - KGNU
“Time is not a privilege that we have in this community,” Gonzalez says. “There is always a sense of urgency among marginalized people, among disproportionately impacted people, to make change happen."
Cultivando is a Latinx community resource based in Adams County, perhaps best known for its independent air monitoring around the Suncor refinery. Those efforts ended earlier this year, but by no means are their environmental justice efforts over. KGNU’s Report for America corps member Jackie sat down with Gonzalez over in Commerce City to discuss the monitoring results, the public response, and the current status of Cultivando’s efforts in light of a recent decline in funding.