Category Archives: 2015

CEA events that took place in 2015

Feb. 6, 9:30 am: Bringing the Paris Climate Accords Home

Bringing the Paris Climate Accords Home: Citizen Activist Training

9:30 am to 2:30 pm, February 6th
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Hosted by: Marie Venner, Martin Voelker, Jeff Neumann-Lee, and Leslie Glustrom


Update: With about 40 attendees, the Golden Citizen Activist training was a great success. Stay tuned for future Citizen Power trainings nearby or reach out to to inquire about setting up a training in your community.

This workshop will help you gain the skills needed to help decarbonize your community’s electricity–the largest single step that can be taken in states like Colorado to do our part to address climate change.

With a combination of inspiring speakers and hands-on trainings you will leave with the tools you need to do your part to bring the Paris Climate Accords to your community.

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Online tickets are free. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Suggested donation:

$30 – Regular

$15 – Students and low-income

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Lunch and snacks will be served.

Feb. 18, 5:30 pm: Richard Revesz: Struggling for Air

Power Plants and the “War on Coal”
Special CU Guest Lecture: Richard Revesz

New York University School of Law
Lawrence King Professor of Law
Dean Emeritus
Director, Institute for Policy Integrity

5:30 pm, February 18th
Wolf Law Building, Room 207
University of Colorado School of Law


Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal” chronicles Richard Reveszthe fateful decision by Congress to grandfather existing coal power plants from the permitting requirements to install modern pollution control technologies and the health, legal and political reverberations of this crucial decision including the long struggle of Republican and Democratic administrations alike to reclaim public health safeguards in light of the heavy multipollutant burden from existing power plants and the perverse and potent incentives grandfathering created for prolonging the utilization of aging, inefficient and high emitting existing plants.


Sharon Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund and Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Law School


This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register here.

Update on Municipalization: The PUC Process

Update on Municipalization: The PUC Process

6 pm to 7:45 pm
Monday, November 16, 2015
Boulder Main Public Library

Boulder Creek Room – Main Floor

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm

Please join Clean Energy Action, Empower Our Future, New Era Colorado, 350 Colorado, and other local groups for an update from:
Deb Kalish, Assistant City Attorney, City of Boulder

Encyclical to Action

Nov. 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
A $10 contribution to event host Natural Capitalism Solutions is required.

Register here!

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si encyclical states, “…faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet… In this Encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people.”

“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.”

“I appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone.”

In that spirit, join leaders from the business, government, and faith communities; hear success stories; and co-create what YOU can do to implement meaningful change.

A few of the thought leaders who will be speaking include:

Former CO Governor Bill Ritter: Center for New Energy Economy

Richard Cizik: President, The New Evangelical Partnership

Hunter Lovins: President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Russell Greene: Executive VP Operations  and Sustainability, Cheesecake Factory

Register to join us here!

Nov. 8: Screening and Discussion of This Changes Everything

November 8th, 2:00 pm
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO

Join CEA and the Climate Courage Resilience Circle for a film screening and discussion of This Changes Everything,  Naomi Klein’s brand new climate justice documentary. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

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Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Suggested donation: $7. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but we gratefully accept contributions to support this initiative!

Seating is limited. Register here to attend the event.