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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

From The Ashes – Why Coal must go – National Geographic film pre-premiere

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 7:00 PM A compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal, ” From The Ashes premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will air globally on National Geographic this summer. See it at Jefferson Unitarian for free thanks to a campaign by Interfaith Power & Light.   …

Be the change you want to see in the world, Boulder County can help.

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 6:45 PM Climate Change is here, now what? Learn what Boulder County services are being offered to help residents be the change they want to see in the world. From energy efficiency and getting off natural gas to electric cars and income qualified solar discounts, EnergySmart is the one stop shop for …