April 20th 5:00-7:00pm The Alliance Center 1536 Wyknoop Street Denver

RSVP here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1438461

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is thrilled to invite you to a one of a kind Earth Week. Join us for two major events to celebrate protecting our planet:

Denis Hayes: Founder of Earth Day Book Signing and Presentation

April 20th 5:00-7:00pm The Alliance Center 1536 Wyknoop Street Denver RSVP Here

Denis will be talking about and signing his latest book, COWED: The Hidden Impact of 95 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment. Without cows, the United States as we know it would not exist. If Europeans hadn’t brought cows along on their leaky wooden ships, they couldn’t have held the land. Oxen pulled covered wagons, plows, and barges. America’s cows (which collectively weigh 2.5 times more than its people) dwarf every other animal in their impact on America’s economy, politics, public health, and environment. But over the last century, this once-mutual relationship has soured. Today, most cows spend most of their lives as cogs in factory farms, churning out unhealthy food and pollution. Both species have suffered as a consequence. Our brains, lungs, hearts, and children are being harmed. It needn’t be this way. Denis Hayes (national coordinator of the first Earth Day, former director of NREL, one-time engineering professor at Stanford, and President of the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation) and his lawyer-writer wife Gail, found dairy farmers and cattle ranchers who showed them there are far better ways. Denis Hayes was our 2011 Hero of Sustainability. See more about this year’s Hero here.

Earth Day Recycling and Reuse Drive

April 22nd 12:00-7:00pm The Alliance Center Parking Lot 1536 Wynkoop Street Denver (parking lot can be accessed by the alley in between Wynkoop and Wazee Street, off of 15th Street)

Kick off spring cleaning by emptying out the nooks and crannies of your home, and bring your items to be recycled or reused to Colorado’s Hub of Sustainability – The Alliance Center! Vendors will be able to take care of your items so they don’t end up in a landfill! Drop them off in our parking lot, which can be accessed, by car, through the alley in between Wazee and Wynkoop Street. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Items that will be accepted for free recycling: cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi/Mifi cards, CFL light bulbs and straight fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, plastic cards, empty hair care products, writing utensils, foil-lined wrappers, empty toothpaste tubes and floss containers, toothbrushes, empty cleaning materials and packaging pumps and caps, triggers, pouches, and prescription medicines and street drugs. Items that will be accepted for free to be reused: books, new hygiene products, sealed canned goods and dry food, gently used clothing and linens, sporting equipment, toys, housewares, working small appliances, working large appliances less than 15 years old, building materials and working light fixtures. Items that will be accepted for a small fee to recycle: computer equipment, televisions and monitors, video and audio equipment, wiring and connectors, and small appliances. The following materials will not be accepted: aerosol cans, chemicals, mattresses and box springs, large furniture, and large appliances that do not work or are older than 15 years. Thank you to our partners Rock the Earth, The Salvation Army, Reach Out & Read, the Denver Police Department, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Blue Star Recyclers, TerraCycle and Goodwill for making this possible. We are looking for volunteers to help during this event – contact Dani Orth at for more information.

 

Thursday, March 12th, 7pm. Free. JUC Green Task Force presents …

JUC Green Task Force presents:

Solar to the Rescue? – The State of the Art of Photovoltaics

Keith Emery, NREL
Thursday, March 12th, 7pm (rescheduled from February)
free
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden
Solar to the Rescue? – The State of the Art of Photovoltaics Keith Emery, NREL Thursday, March 12th, 7pm (rescheduled from February) free Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden Jeffersonunitarian.org – Directions: tinyurl.com/jucmap
Solar to the Rescue? – The State of the Art of Photovoltaics
Keith Emery, NREL
Solar to the Rescue? The State of the Art of Photovoltaics.
The solar industry has seen a massive boom, making photovoltaics attractive for homeowners and utilities alike.  Learn what fueled this revolution, which new technology allows it to thrive, whether there are further leaps in solar cell efficiency just ahead and why we’re not seeing many thin-film cells.
And the biggest question: Can solar electricity be rolled out fast enough to roll back climate change?
Keith Emery has received several prestigious awards for his influential research in photovoltaics and is an NREL researcher of the first hour (when it was called SERI).
Contact: Martin Voelker, 303-215-1110  –  More info at tinyurl.com/jcres-rsvp
Co-sponsored by JUC Green Task Force, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and Golden Earth Days.
Stay for refreshments and networking after the presentation.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm. Free. JUC Green Task Force presents …

JUC Green Task Force presents:

SCALING WIND The vision for 20% Wind Power by 2030 Susan Innis
SCALING WIND
The vision for 20% Wind Power by 2030
Susan Innis

SCALING WIND

The vision for 20% Wind Power by 2030
Susan Innis
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden (Applewood)
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm. Free.
Wind is free and renewable, producing price-stable and predictable energy.
So what is keeping America from achieving the DOE’s 2008 goal of generating 20% of our electricity from wind energy by 2030?
Energy expert Susan Innis will present a short pre-release documentary, Scaling Wind, which addresses the challenges.    They include the need to revitalize American manufacturing, modernize and expand the power grid, site wind wisely to protect wildlife and facilitate a rural renaissance in American’s heartland, manage wind’s variability, and smarten the nation’s energy policy for a stable market.
Susan Innis is an internationally trained energy planning and policy strategist and a longtime  champion of clean energy solutions.  She served on the boards of numerous local advocacy groups, including CRES and the Interwest Energy Alliance. In the private sector she worked for Danish wind giant Vestas and is now with XCEL Energy.
FREE !  Stay for refreshments and networking after the presentation!
Contact: Martin Voelker, 303-215-1110.
Your RSVP helps us plan the refreshments:  tinyurl.com/jcres-rsvp
Co-sponsored by:
JUC Green Task Force, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and Golden Earth Days

The 2014 Golden Sustainability Award – Community Group Award.

We want to thank the Sustainability Board and City Council for the 2014 Golden Sustainability Award. 10303375_1420532328215823_3861607018278418380_n The award means a great deal to our organization, and we are proud to have been recognized. Golden Earth Days has been working in the Golden community since 1990, and we are now into our 3rd Annual Golden Solar Home Tour. It is a labor of love for all of us on the committee and we are very passionate about making Golden a sustainable and green city. We look forward to this year’s Golden Solar Tour and continuing our work with the Golden community.2014_GoldenEarthDays

Welcome to Golden Earth Days!

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Since 1990, Golden Earth Days has conducted its mission of promoting and demonstrating greater environmental awareness and appreciation in the greater Golden area. This has been achieved through educational and volunteer action-oriented efforts including public outreach, coordinating clean-up efforts in Clear Creek Canyon, tree plantings in the Golden area, and ongoing Clear Creek Trail planning. As a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit, this small yet mighty grassroots organization “walks the talk” when it comes to sustainability. (Introduce GED members present and CO-Directors Sheila Townsend and Chris Crouse.) They coordinated the inaugural GOLDEN TOUR OF SOLAR HOMES and GREEN EXPO in 2012 and 2013, and are busy planning the next tour, expo and reception for October 4th of this year. Also Golden Earth Days is the recipient of the 2014 Sustainability Award for Community Group from the City of Golden.

Golden Earth Days (GED) and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Jeffco Chapter present,  is a new partnership that will bring industry leaders in clean tech, sustainability, and renewable energy to the Jefferson Unitarian Church on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except for December).

Please visit the our chapter page at http://cres-energy.org/chapters/cres-jeffco-chapter/

Learn more about Earth Day

Golden Earth Days (GED) and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Jeffco Chapter presents

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Our MISSION is to lead Colorado and its people to an energy-efficient (EE) and renewable-energy (RE) economy through education, policy, and economic development.
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As a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit, this small yet mighty grassroots organization “walks the talk” when it comes to environmental sustainability.

Golden Earth Days (GED) and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Jeffco Chapter presents,  is a new speaker series and partnership that will bring industry leaders in clean tech, sustainability, and renewable energy to the Jefferson Unitarian Church on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except for December).

Please visit the our chapter page at http://cres-energy.org/chapters/cres-jeffco-chapter/

May 22, 7:00 pm JUC: Paul Kriescher: Saving $$ in Your Building and Leaving a Proud Legacy, Lightly Treading Energy and Design

June  26, 7:00 pm JUC: Mike Rocke, Ron Larson: Biochar: A simple tool to fight global warming

July 24, 7:00 pm JUC: Bill Becker: Building & Energy Efficiency

August 28, 7:00 pm JUC: Jeff Lyng: Powering Forward – and Keeping Tabs

September 25, 7:00 pm JUC: Joe McCabeCalifornia’s Rule 21 impact on photovoltaics nationwide

October 23 7:00 pm JUC: Mike Bowman: Clean Energy Frontier Colorado

November 20,  7:00 JUC: Chuck Kutscher: Climate Change – Latest Findings and What We Must Do (a 3rd Thursday because of Thanksgiving)

December date TBD: A social annual meeting – honoring Jeffco clean energy businesses

Past events:

March 20 6:30 pm JUC: Robert Redford’s movie “Watershed” & Dave Holm, Clear Creek Watershed Foundation

April 13 7:00 Film: “Years of Living Dangerously” (new Showtime series)

April 24 6:30 pm JUC: Ron Lehr: Water & Energy in the West – Brian Parson as