I’m Jacob Smith, and I’m an activist and a filmmaker. I’ve been an advocate on climate, energy, habitat conservation, and other environmental issues for a couple of decades. I’m the executive director of a local government coalition - Colorado Communities for Climate Action - pushing for strong statewide climate policy. I consult for nonprofits, philanthropic foundations, and private sector businesses through Cedar Creek Strategies and Bright+3 and serve as an advisor to the Colorado Center on Sustainable Urbanism. Most recently I was Vice President of Campaigns at Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and before that I was Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy adviser on climate, energy, and environment. I served as the 46th mayor of Golden, Colorado, cutting ribbons, kissing babies and  adjourning meetings with a swift swing of the gavel (as well as collaborating with my City Council colleagues to do good work on sustainability, government transparency, bike and pedestrian improvements, economic vitality, healthy neighborhoods, and protecting Golden from an ill-conceived superhighway proposal). I am a former member of the board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the executive committee of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, and I was a member of Transportation Committee of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Transition Team. I’m also the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit, a lover of running on dirt, and an occasional blogger.


What I'm saying lately.

And here are some recent radio and video interviews:

June 22, 2017: Thom Hartmann Program
Filmmaker Jacob Smith and Kai Newkirk of 99Rise join Thom Hartmann [Video]

June 15, 2017: KGNU 85. FM (Boulder, Colorado)
“Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution” interview with filmmaker Jacob Smith [Audio]

June 14, 2017: We Act Radio Interview with Kymone Freeman
“‘Waking the Sleeping Giant’ DC Premier We Act Radio Exclusive” [Audio]

May 15, 2017: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
"On the Coast" host Stephen Quinn interviews filmmaker Jacob Smith [Audio]

April 19, 2017: Denton Radio
LIVE with @wakinggiantfilm! Premiering tonight at @thinlinefest [Video]

October 11, 2016: No Place Like Home Podcast (Episode #2)
“The Next Four Years” [Audio]

December 14, 2015: KVNF 88.5 FM (Boulder, Colorado)
"Waking the Sleeping Giant" interview with Jacob Smith [Audio]

September 16, 2008: Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado
Introducing presidential candidate Barack Obama. [Video]