The voter approved RTD FasTracks project is the nation’s largest transit expansion project. The comprehensive plan includes building high-speed rail lines and expanding and improving bus services and park-n-rides throughout the region. Learn more about plans for the US 36 corridor at a steering committee meeting on Tuesday morning.
On Wednesday, budding filmmakers from Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont will be premiering their short films based on an interview with a working Boulder scientist.
“36 Commuting Solutions Steering Committee Meeting.” December 13.
What? Elected officials, business leaders and regional transportation leaders will discuss transportation in the US 36 corridor and the people who are creating its future.
36 Commuting Solutions is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing congestion and providing clean commuting options along the US 36 corridor. Breakfast and coffee are provided.
Where? 1stBANK Center, Mountain View Room. Directions
Time? 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“Earth Explorers Film Premier,” hosted by students and faculty of Earth Explorers from Trail Ridge Middle School. December 14.
What? Since early fall students from Trail Ridge Middle School have been creating short videos based on interviews with working scientists. Students took several field trips to science institutions in Boulder, including NOAA and NCAR, and filmed an interview with a scientist, as well as their scientist’s lab and fieldwork. Devoting class time and Saturdays, the students turned their footage into five to eight minute videos. The students’ short films will be premiered at this Wednesday evening event.
Where? Vance Brand Auditorium, Longmont, CO. Map
Time? 6:00 p.m.
“CU Sustainable Practices Program: Campus Sustainability Leadership,” hosted by CU-Boulder’s Sustainable Practices Program. December 16.
What? Students will learn about sustainability practices at universities across the country and what is driving this increasing trend. Technical sustainable skills, such as conducting greenhouse gas accounting, as well as social, political and organizational skills necessary for carrying out sustainable projects will also be a part of the course.The course is part of the CU Sustainable Practices Program that offers individual classes and a professional certificate for people interested in sustainability training. Dave Newport, director of CU-Boulder’s Environmental Center, will lead the course.
Where? CU-Boulder. Room TBA.
Time? 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost? Tuition — $265. CU-Boulder student — $133. CU Boulder Faculty/Staff — $212
“Celebrate the Great Outdoors with John Fielder,” hosted by the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter. December 16.
What? A holiday gala and event featuring nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder. Winner of the Sierra Club Ansel Adams Award, Fielder has worked to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wild places. His work has influenced people and legislation. Fielder was an original governor-appointed member of the Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, which uses lottery profits to protect open space and wildlife habitat.
Where? Unity Church, Denver, Colo. Map
Time? 6:30 p.m.
Cost? $15 in advance, $20 at the door