Virtual session will take place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The city is hosting three virtual information sessions this summer, each with the goal of deepening the community’s familiarity with city climate work and inspiring collective action. Sessions will be led by staff from the city’s Climate Initiatives Department and will feature stories from the broader community. The first session will focus on energy and will take place Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required: bit.ly/3xtiMqD.
A recent poll found that Boulder residents are concerned about the climate crisis and its impact on the community. More than three-quarters of poll respondents indicated that they are “concerned” or “very concerned” about climate change in Boulder. The Climate Conversation series is intended to broaden understanding of the risks climate change poses to Boulder and connect the community with information and resources to get involved.
“Planning for a climate resilient future requires tackling challenges and creating solutions in an integrated, inclusive and forward-looking manner,” said Interim Director of Climate Initiatives Jonathan Koehn. “As the dire warnings from climate science grow more severe, the City of Boulder is committed to a new chapter of climate planning. These sessions will focus on how the city is working to redesign systems at the root of climate change.”
The series will explore three key areas of local climate work – renewable and resilient energy systems, circular economy and natural climate solutions. Attendees will learn about the city’s climate initiatives, programs, partnerships and ways to get involved in climate action.
Upcoming Climate Conversations
Renewable Energy Systems – June 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Learn how the city is working to electrify Boulder's buildings and vehicles, grow local renewable energy generation, and improve energy access and affordability. Register online: bit.ly/3xtiMqD
Circular Economy – July 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Learn more about the city’s efforts to build a circular economy, one that reuses, repairs and recirculates existing products and materials as much as possible. Register online: bit.ly/3Nyft6U
Natural Climate Solutions – Aug. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Learn about Cool Boulder, a community-wide effort to cool our community, foster biodiversity and absorb carbon through natural climate solutions, namely connected canopies, pollinator gardens and absorbent landscapes. Register online: bit.ly/3aNXT0n
Community members can read more about the series and register for each session on the city’s website.