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The List: Week of April 28

Flatirons 2Whether you are interested in renewable energy, space, organic food or local politics, this week’s List has something for everyone. Gov. John Hickenlooper will host a seminar on fracking on Thursday, or take a weekend day to get a new household aquaponic garden going in your garage. Although it might snow again, spring has definitely arrived and it’s time to get involved in the growing season!

 

4th Annual Slow Money National Gathering

What? The Slow Money event promotes sustainable agriculture and supports local businesses for an increasingly positive experience for citizens and the planet. Learn about how food systems are being rebuilt to decrease environmental impacts, give back to the earth for future generations and support local food distribution. This is an annual two-day event and requires registration to attend. More than 25 local businesses will be there supporting the event and helping attendees learn how they can get involved.

Where? Boulder (multiple locations)

When? Monday, April 29 – Tuesday, April 30

Cost? Varies

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Fracking Lecture Series Continues

What? This week’s fracking information session and discussion is presented by Nick Flores and focuses on how oil and gas drilling and processing procedures could affect economic policy decisions. Flores is an environmental economics professor at CU Boulder who specializes in the development and refinement of methodologies for eliciting environmental preferences. This ongoing lecture series about fracking will continue meeting weekly through May 2013.

Where? Hale, Room 270, CU Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Sun Energy Research Seminar

What? The CU Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) will present a seminar on variables that could affect how the sun’s energy affects Earth’s climate. Dr. Greg Kopp will talk about an ongoing spacecraft research experiment that is collecting long-term data about variables in the sun’s energy output. Dr. Kopp is a research scientist at CU Boulder with a background in solar physics and aerospace instrumentation.

Where? LASP Space Technology Building, Room 299, 1234 Innovation Drive, CU Boulder East Campus

When? Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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A Local Look at Fracking with John Hickenlooper

What? A special fracking information session presented in conjunction with the Center for American West FrackingSENSE series, this event features Governor John Hickenlooper. Natural gas could be a path forward for transitioning America from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The discussion will address the current state of oil and gas development in Colorado and question how the industry’s future could affect environmental issues and state economics.

Where? Mathematics Building, Room 100, CU Boulder

When? Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Build-Your-Own Aquaponics Garden Workshop

What? This is a day-long workshop that will teach you how to build your own aquaponics garden from the ground up. The session is hands-on with no prior knowledge or experience is necessary. You will leave with all the tools to create a miniature-sized, self-sustaining garden to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The combined plant and fish system is based on the commercially successful Green Acre aquaponics methods.

Where? The GrowHaus, 4751 York, Denver, CO

When? Saturday May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost? $125

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The List: Week of April 21

FlatironsTwo different seminars on this week’s list feature current research on wind energy presented by Colorado educators, and the fracking debate goes on to address related atmospheric fluxes. Monday is Earth Day, so get outside this week and visit some events spotlighting sustainability.

 

Denver Earth Day Fair

What? The 2013 Earth Day Fair in Denver will be the city’s very first zero waste event powered by 100 percent renewable solar power. Showcasing a display of electric vehicles and booths from local sustainable business, this event is a great place to learn about environmental projects going on in the community. Click here for a list of exhibitors and food truck vendors.

Where? Wellington Webb Municipal Building Atrium, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

When? Saturday, April 20 – Monday, April 22

Cost? Free

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Wind Turbine Efficiency

What? Professor Kathryn Johnson from the Colorado School of Mines will present this research summary discussion about how wind turbine technology can be improved to produce higher energy yields and lengthen the life of mechanical parts. A new graduate class at CSM has designed, and is currently improving, a turbine two meters in diameter. Future classes hope to contribute research to future technology advancements.

Where? Engineering Center, Room ECCR 265, CU Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Fracking Lecture Series

What? This week’s fracking information session and discussion is presented by Gabby Petron and Jana Milford and focuses on how oil and gas drilling and processing procedures affect atmospheric conditions. Petron is a researcher at CU Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Milford is a CU Boulder professor and researcher focusing on atmospheric chemistry and transport modeling. This ongoing lecture series about fracking will continue meeting weekly through May 2013.

Where? Hale, Room 270, CU Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Wyoming Case Study Discussion of Wind Energy Politics

What? Concentrating on the motivation behind opposition to east-central Wyoming wind farms, this discussion intends to address what implications these events have on locations across the country. The 100 megawatt wind farm has defended the benefits of their renewable energy output for three years, and industrial-scale wind farms have much to learn about how to best collaborate with communities. This seminar is presented by the CU Boulder Center for Science & Technology Policy Research and will feature Professor Shawn Olson.

Where? CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Ave., CU Boulder

When? Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Boulder Green Drinks

What? Boulder Green Drinks is hosting a special Earth Day event at the Outlook Hotel which aims to be the city’s first zero-waste hotel. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as well as music by Cassie Taylor. This networking event also will feature the release of the 2013 version of the ReDirect Guide – a local guide to environmentally and socially responsible products and services available only in three areas, and Boulder is one of them.

Where? Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites, 800 28th Street, Boulder

When? Wednesday, April 24, 5:30  – 9:30 p.m.

Cost? Free to attend.

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The List: Week of April 14

Flatirons 2Get your bike ready for riding this spring and summer, grab a beer at Boulder Theater’s environmental fundraiser or join in a green grocery store birthday party this week. Boulder is ready for spring, even though it still might snow this week, and events all over will provide you with information about energy efficiency, renewable resources or how to get around town without expelling any greenhouse gases.

Bike Maintenance Workshop

What? If you got your tax return back and are ready to get serious about learning bike maintenance, this workshop is for you. Learn how to perform a full bicycle tune-up, troubleshoot problems and gain a comprehensive understanding of bicycle mechanics. The cost to attend includes a copy of the Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and a 25 percent discount on Park and Pedro’s tools.

Where? Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl Street, Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost? $350

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Fracking Lecture Series Continues

What? This week’s fracking information session and discussion is presented by Joe Ryan, an environmental engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ryan will present information about how oil and natural gas development can affect drinking water supplies and what potential issues may arise in the future. This ongoing lecture series about fracking will continue meeting weekly through May 2013.

Where? Hale, Room 270, CU Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Local Government Leadership in an Energy-Efficiency Economy

What? This is an energy efficiency workshop presented by local government and community officials, for the public and anyone interested in addressing the economic benefits of energy efficiency. Representatives from Xcel Energy, economic development organizations and local governments will speak about success strategies for our economy and moving forward to a renewable energy future. Breakfast and lunch are provided!

Where? Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), 1290 Broadway, Independence Pass Conference Room (Main Floor), Denver

When? Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Think Globally, Drink Locally

What? This is the 21st annual Microbreweries for the Environment event at The Boulder Theater, supporting local breweries and raising thousands of dollars every year for environmental causes. This year’s fundraising efforts will go to local environmental non-profits such as the CU Environmental Center, Nederland Compost and Recycling Recovery, Cottonwood Institute, Growe Foundation, and Bicycle Longmont. More than 15 local breweries will participate, offering their best beer for $2/pint.

Where? 2032 14th St, Boulder

When? Friday, April 19, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Cost? $22

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Alfalfa’s B’Earthday Party

What? The Boulder grocery store, Alfalfa’s, turns two – join in the party for electric bike demonstrations, gardening tips and take-home items, massages and free food. Enter to win $100 worth of groceries, find out from the Urban Farm Company of Colorado about growing your own food and take a look at the Nissan LEAF Go-Car hooked up to Alfalfa’s electric vehicle charger.

Where? 1651 Broadway, Boulder

When? Saturday, April 20 – Monday, April 22

Cost? Free

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