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September 19, 2022



Board Members and Volunteers Sought for 2023

We hope you can join our late-afternoon potluck and get-together this Saturday, Sept. 24 for PPJPC members to be held at Knights of Columbus Hall from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. KoC Hall is immediately behind the main Penrose Public Library at 20 N. Cascade. This event planned to take place around the Sept. 21 International Day of Peace. We will hold an annual meeting in early 2023, but in the meantime, we will update members on our work during 2022. Now that Covid restrictions have eased, we hope you can join us for face-to-face conversations!

We are looking for input for speakers and programs to sponsor for the coming year. But more important, we need members to step in as board members and volunteers. Our Youth Activist Training event in the summer was very successful, but we need to leverage from that success to build a more resilient infrastructure. If you care about keeping PPJPC healthy, please come and offer your suggestions!


Pikes Peak Women Podcast Talks to Latina Equity Foundation

On today's Elevating Pikes Peak Women, Host Mary Lou Makepeace brings the leadership of The Latina Equity Foundation to discuss the groundbreaking work they are doing to create a successful and equitable present and future for Latina women. After reviewing research from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Colorado universities, and El Paso County Department of Health studies, a group of strong Latina leaders joined to address the economic disparity and cultural inequity of treatment of Latina women and formed The Latina Equity Foundation. Foundation Chair and co-founder Jackie Jaramillo, Chair of the Economic Success Initiative Jacqueline (Jax) Armendariz, and Education Chair Dora Gonzalez  outline the founding of the organization and the initiatives being worked on to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE for Latinas in our region.
Listen to this podcast at Studio 809 HERE
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Pikes Peak Women's earlier podcast on The Status of Latina Women, outlining the research that led up to establishing the Foundation, can be heard on Studio 809 HERE

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Special thanks to Studio 809 Supporter and Community Partner,

Mary Lou Makepeace, Marcy Morrison, Denise Abbott, Karole Campbell, Lindy Conter, Susan Davies, JJ Frazier, Kimberlie Griffis, Melissa Marts, Michelle Ray, Beth Roalstad, Deb Walker, Kayla Zowada

Concrete Couch Announces Fall Schedule

Concrete Couch is still looking for more sign-ups for classes this fall. All classes will be held at Concrete Coyote Park, 1100 S. Royer, with the exception of Saturday Grab Bag, which will be held at varied locations around the city. The Monday Citizen Science program is an eight-week program. Some classes already have started, but check with Concrete Couch on availability.

MONDAYS – Citizen Science, 3-4 p.m., contact
MONDAYS – Bike Program, 4:30-5:30 p.m., contact
TUESDAYS – Trails, 3:30-5:00 p.m., contact
TUESDAYS – Jam Band, 5:00-7:00 p.m., contact
WEDNESDAY – Tree Care, 400-6:00 p.m., contact
SATURDAY – Grab bag, 9:00-11:00 a.m., contact
SUNDAYS – Stories on the Land, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (second Sunday of the month only), contact

RSVPs for all classes are at the Concrete Couch web site calendar,


Xi, Modi Distance Themselves from Russia Policy in Ukraine

Two of Vladimir Putin’s most significant neutral sort-of-supporters for the Ukraine invasion were Xi Jinping of China and Narendra Modi of India. Last week, both leaders distanced themselves from Russia, with Modi saying publicly “now is not the time for war.” Putin nevertheless hinted at a retaliation using “weapons of Russia’s choosing.” The Ukraine has asked the U.S. for long-range missiles beyond the HiMARS already approved, particularly the Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS. Biden said he was reluctant to send such missiles, but following Putin’s warning, said that any use of unconventional weapons by Russia could lead to a reconsideration. In any event, with China and India moving into the cautionary camp, Russia now can rely solely on Belarus, Chechnya, and a handful of African states as being the only full-throated supporters of the war in Ukraine.


Peak Environment Podcast 92 Looks at Applying Green Standards to Stormwater Infrastructure

Stormwater management is a critical environmental concern for a large urban area like Colorado Springs. City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise Manager Richard Mulledy discusses the city’s new green infrastructure standards for development and redevelopment. He also shares some planned and some completed capital projects, and gives us an overview of the strategic vision of the Stormwater Enterprise. 

Podcast listeners can find this episode by searching for Peak Environment on their podcast app.

You’ll find Podcast 92 here:

Also, check out Podcast 91 on native plants and the watershed.Learn about the newly revived Kathleen Marriage Garden at Sondermann Park, and how you can incorporate native plants into your landscape and help support a healthy watershed. Colorado Native Plant Society Executive Director Maggie Gaddis and Fountain Creek Watershed District Interim Executive Director Alli Schuch talk about the history of the garden, how it was brought back to life, and how native plants help support a healthy watershed. They also discuss National Pollinator Month.

Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District
Fountain Creek Watershed info
Fountain Creek Watershed Map
Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance Map
Colorado Native Plant Society

Register to Virtually Attend the Next Sustainability in Progress meeting
Sustainability in Progress: Stormwater Green Infrastructure Plan
Jul 20, 2022 08:00 AM

You’ll find Podcast 91 here




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