Upcoming community forums focus on climate change, renewable energy
SUMMIT COUNTY – Environmental issues take center stage over the next week or so, as a number of community forums are planned that will focus on issues like climate change and renewable energy.n Are we ready for heat and power from beetle-kill wood? March 1Robb Walt, co-founder of Littleton-based Community Power Systems, will be the featured presenter for the 7:30 a.m. Mountain Pine Beetle Task Force meeting Thursday, March 1, at the Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge in Frisco.Community Power Systems produces the BioMax (R), a small modular distributed energy biomass power system based on downdraft gasifier technology that uses high bulk density fuels such as wood chips and nut shells to produce both heat and power. Breakfast is available on an individual basis at the meeting, which is free and open to the public. n Alternative energy forum, March 3There will be a forum on alternative energy at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco Saturday afternoon, March 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., describing practical ways that individuals may lower their carbon footprint. Speakers include Tim Olson, an energy consultant; Phil Van Haken, an alternative energy educator and promoter; and Dr. Garrett Sullivan, a biodiesel and green car advocate. Those planning on attending this forum are advised to call Colorado Mountain College, the sponsor of the forum, at (970) 453-6757 or (970) 468-5989 to reserve a seat. Please contact Dr. Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about this event.n Community Forum on Climate Change, March 8The public is invited to discuss climate change at a community forum entitled “Climate Change in the Colorado High Country – Whose Problem is it?” scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco.Panelists include John Fielder, naturalist & photographer; Tom Easley from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization; Marc Waage of Denver Water and a representative from the CU-NOAA Western Water Assessment project.For more information about this event, kindly contact Sandy Briggs with Our Future Summit at OurFutureSummit@aol.com or call (970) 418-0025.
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