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The World is Watching: Municipalization & Energy Democracy

For the past three months, Dutch graduate student Mara de Pater, has researched energy democracy in Boulder as part of Environmental Sciences and Anthropology studies. The research, aimed at understanding how the Boulder community gives meaning to the concept of energy democracy, focused on the community’s strong values and beliefs and how the city took on the challenge of exploring municipalization.

Mara will present findings from dozens of interviews, community meetings, and focus groups at the Main Branch Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Avenue, in the Boulder Creek Room) at 7:00 p.m. next Monday, April 23rd. Her presentation is open to the public, so join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening, and bring a friend!

Where: Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO 80302

Boulder Creek Room

When: Monday, April 23rd 2018 7:00-8:30 PM

See you there!

Think Globally: Power Locally

Join us for a day of Presentations and Workshops Building the Local Energy Movement

Sat. Feb. 22nd, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Natural Grocers
100 W South Boulder Road,Lafayette, CO 80026

Register Here

Share Your Successes
Trouble Shoot Your Challenges
Build Your Teamwork Skills
Learn How to Get Started

Co-Sponsored by:

Clean Energy Action, Lafayette Energy, Fossil Fuel Free Denver,  Empower Our Future (Boulder), CO-Force (Coloradans for Fair Rates and Clean Energy), Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Coop Members Alliance, RE-VOLT@Pueblo, Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society

For more information contact:

      Robb Menzies        303-915-5306        robb.menzies (at) gmail.com
Leslie Glustrom     303-245-8637       lglustrom (at) gmail.com

Workshop Agenda

9-9:15— Registration
9:15-9:30—”The Challenge and the Vision,” Leslie Glustrom, Empower Our Future (Boulder)
9:30-10:15—“Stepping It Up in Fort Collins,” Owen Smith, Rocky Mountain Institute
10:15 Break
Breakouts—Successes, Challenges, Solutions
10:30-11:15—Breakout #1- Goals , Messaging and Teamwork #1
11:15–11:30—Report Back From Breakout #1
11:30-12:15—Breakout #2- Organizing , Strategies and Teamwork #2
12:15-12:30—Report Back From Breakout #2
12:30—1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15—Officials Panel (Boulder, Lafayette, Denver—Invited )
2:15-2:30— Break
2:30-3:00—Modern Campaign Methods – Robb Menzies
3-3:30—Breakout #3—By Community—Next Steps and Teamwork #3
3:30- 3:45—Report Back from Breakout #3
3:45-4:00—Wrap Up and Next Steps


Reinventing Fire in Communities, Owen Smith, Rocky Mountain Institute