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. 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’m 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 novice ultra runner and an occasional blogger.


What I'm saying lately.

And here's this recent podcast interview from No Place Like Home.