C’est la vie: The Paris Accord & The CPP- Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 6:30 PM This presentation provides an overview of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Clean Power Plan.  It will describe the process under which each was created and discuss the subsequent events that have impacted their continued viability.  It will also analyze what impacts these developments could have on the country, states, …

Join 350Colorado and Hear the True Costs of Coal

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 6:00 PM 350Colorado.org/Colorado-Springs The True Costs of Coal Hear from our Speakers who will discuss the Social, Health and Environmental Impacts we face from burning coal in our communities. Learn about why these external costs, those that don’t show up on your utility bill but we all pay for in other ways …

Rocky Mountain Institute – Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 7:00 PM NCRES is pleased to have Kareem Dabbagh of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) who will discuss pathways for cities such as Fort Collins to obtain 100% of our electricity from renewable sources.  Kareem will cover both technical and economic pathways to achieving this goal, drawing on 1) his work at …

Solar’s Growing Impact in Colorado

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 6:45 PM After a break in July, We are back! Allison Moe is the Workforce and Volunteer Manager for GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer and job training organization.  Colorado ranks 11th in the nation for amount of solar installed, at almost 1 gigawatt total to date and a third of that …

Hunter Lovins – We are Still In: A U.S./Paris Snapshot

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 6:45 PM Despite Presidential aspirations to renege on the Paris Accord, business as usual will result in the US meeting its obligations to that agreement. So, do bombastic pronouncements matter? In one sense, no. But in another, what really matters is that hundreds of businesses, cities and other organizations have pledged “We’re …

Golden Solar Garden Ballot Initiative: Join the Team! Th, June 29, 6pm

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 6:00 PM The City of Golden Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) needs your help getting one step closer to a community solar garden. Due to legal constraints the City needs to do a City Ballot measure for this fall to approve a location for a future community solar garden. (And as expected …

Denis Hayes: How NREL Won The Long Game for Clean Power

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 7:00 PM Hear from remarkable scientists and engineers on what motivated their research in solar power and other fossil fuel alternatives when oil was king and how they weathered hostility from earlier governments. Our headline speaker is Denis Hayes, who was SERI’s second director and famously co-founded Earth Days. This event marks …

No Meeting Tonight – Come to the Living Simple Event on 9/24

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 7:00 PM We won’t have a meeting tonight as we are hosting the Living Simple – A Tiny Home and DIY Expo on Sunday, September 24th.  For more info go to that meetup event or to our webpage:  http://www.livingsimpleexpo.com/index.html There will be workshops, vendors, and over 12 Tiny Home, School Buses and …

Celebrating Renewable Energy Pioneers. Denis Hayes, founder, Earth Days, SERI

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 7:00 PM Note: This is on a Wednesday mid month, not the usual 4th Thursday.  Hear from remarkable scientists and engineers on what motivated their research in solar power and other fossil fuel alternatives when oil was king and how they weathered hostility from earlier governments. Our headline speaker is Denis Hayes, who was SERI’s …

Climate Change Workshop: Stories of Resilience, w Maria Talero, PhD

View On Meetup.com Date Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 2:00 PM Talking about Climate Change is tough so this workshop offers a new strategy: We’ll tap into our own life stories and learn to tell simple, powerful stories that strengthen our psychological resilience while giving us the perfect tactical tool for changing other people’s minds on climate. Telling our own stories …