The Climate Challenge Presenter-Guides
These Real Colorado Change-Makers Will Lead Discussions
Robert Castellino – CEO at Climate Colorado and Founder of the Colorado Climate Summit
John Gavan-BOD Member at Delta Montrose Electric Associon (DMEA)
Ed Marston-Board President Solar Energy International and Prior Publisher High Country News
Mona Newton-Executive Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Kristen O’ Brien-Solarize North Fork Project
Sarah Sauter-Executive Director, Western Slope Conservation Center
Del Worley-President, Holy Cross Electric Association
Climate Challenge Topics and Schedule
Friday, May 1, 2015—Friday Evening (4:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Location: Solar Fair at Solar Energy International North Fork Campus
Exhibits from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
4:30 – 5:30 PM Live Music: TBA
5:30-6:45 PM Main Program
5:30 PM Welcome & About the Climate Challenge Weekend
5:40 PM Switch 2020 – Robert Castellino with Climate Colorado and Switch 2020
6:00 PM SEI – Solarize North Fork Valley – Kristen
6:30 – 7:00 PM Entertainment: TBA
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Western Colorado Climate Challenge – Challenges & Intro
7:15 – 8:15 PM Live Music: Brodie Kinder & The Killer Bees
8:15 – 8:30 PM Acknowledgements, closing announcements
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Saturday All Day (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at various locations, on Paonia’s Grand Ave
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration The Hive, Colony Room
9:00 – 9:15 AM Challenge Welcome & Orientation The Hive, Colony Room
9:15 – 11:15 AM Saturday Plenary The Hive, Colony Room
9:15 – 10:00 Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers, Creating Collaboration for Local Power Generation
Led by John Gavan, Delta Montrose Electric Assoc. with Del Worley, Holy Cross Electric Assoc;
Mona Newton, Community Office for Resource Efficiency; Tom Figel, GRID Alternatives
10:15 – 11:00 Presentation: Water, Western Colorado and Climate Change
By Dr. Gigi Richard, The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
11:00 – 11:15 Morning Wrap- Up
11:30 – 1:00 PM Saturday Lunch by Chef Megan at North Fork Foods $15 reservation at registration or meal ticket
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch Program: TBA
1:00 – 1:30 PM Afternoon Challenge Overview & Orientation The Hive, Colony Room
1:30 – 2: 30 PM Saturday Breakouts I (in Town, various locations within 1 block)
2:30 – 3:00 PM BREAK – Refreshments at The Hive, Colony Room by Backcountry Bistro – Coffee, Tea, Juice and Light snacks
3:00 – 5:10 PM Saturday Breakouts II (in Town, various locations within 1 block)
5:10 PM – 6:30 PM Saturday Afternoon Wrap Up The Hive, Colony Room
5:10PM – 5:15 PM Reconvene & Updates
5:15 – 6:15 10 Minute Presentations from Breakouts Format:
●What worked, What didn’t
●What we learned
●What we need (E.g.: help from designers, writers, people who are connected with the city… etc.)
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Saturday Wrap Up
6:30 PM – 8: 00 PM Saturday Evening Reception & Keynote With local music, tapas ($10 or meal ticket required)
7:00 – 8:00 Evening Program: TBA
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Sunday, May 3, 2015—All Day (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) at various locations, on Paonia’s Grand Ave & the North Fork surroundings
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Sunday Morning Recap & Strategy Session The Hive, Colony Room
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (To Go for Field Trips)
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Field Trips Leave ($20 VIP Pass)
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Climate Matinee: Merchants of Doubt (VIP Pass or + $5, open to the community) – Paradise Theater
2:30-3:30 Light Refreshments
3:00-3:30 Program: Challenge Community Report
3:30-5:00 PM Climate Matinee: Merchants of Doubt
Colorado has a choice.
We can continue to support old fashioned, dirty energy which is no longer safe for our environment, health and prosperity.
Or we can flip the switch to do it right.
The convenient truth is that renewable energy production is now
economically more beneficial than coal, oil and gas.
It is also the only option we have to keep Colorado beautiful and vibrant.
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CLIMATE COLORADO’S MISSION AND FOCUS
OUR VISION: Climate Colorado approaches the global climate crisis a local problem that we can solve together.
OUR MISSION: To centralize and strategically focus all of Colorado’s renewable energy efforts while tracking and promoting accomplishments city-by-city, county-by-county and district-by-district across the entire state towards our specific goals.
OUR GOAL: Climate Colorado’s ambitious but attainable goal is to switch to safe, clean and renewable energy resources and programs to make our state “Net Zero” by 2020.
There are a lot of folks and organizations doing tremendous work on climate change and making a real difference. But all seem to be going in different directions, working on varied goals for specific issues and problems without continuity or collaboration. Having discussed this concern with many of these independent organizations, each agree our approach would accelerate the potential for success to meet the crucial goals we need to reach by 2020.
The Climate Colorado’s primary campaign will implement a step-by-step program with goals and objectives to help individuals and businesses move to renewable energy. It will support the effort with a series of programs all aimed at increasing awareness, education and access to the resources we already have to make this all possible. The first goal of Climate Colorado is to work with all climate and environmental organizations to eliminate the inefficiency of overlap and duplicate efforts.
PROGRAMS IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Create a network for collaboration and promotion of all climate and environmental organizations (NGO’s) to eliminate the inefficiency of overlap and duplicate efforts to set good actors in place in each city and county across the state to move the needle to net zero.
Bring key Colorado stakeholders together, including citizens, city council/mayors/managers, county commissioners, NGO’s, and business leaders with the objective to reate a blue print and master plan to solve our climate crisis by 2020. Event: Nov. 15-16, 20014 in Boulder.
Develop a compelling, practical and rewarding plan and virtual commitment to be signed by home owners, businesses and municipal operations. A focused, measurable and doable contract to inspire participation across the state.
Introduce and produce strategic education programs about Climate Change in Colorado to train new leaders to solve the problems. The programs: Climate Change is Elementary for K-8 and The Net Zero Impact Case Study Competition for High School and College Age Students.
Create a network of 10 representatives in 10 cities and counties by year end. Prototype the Small Home Mobile Colorado Energy Bank featuring real tools and resources to engage people, businesses and local government across the state to in Switch 2020.
Produce the “Solving Colorado’s Climate Crisis” documentary & eBook to raise awareness about historic and contemporary the luminaries and projects that are true acts and models for a Sustainable Net Zero Colorado.
Develop an Online Portal on our web site with a digital map that tracks who, where and what is being accomplished to achieve the Switch to Net Zero in Colorado, in order to inspire more participation.
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