From Boulder Carbon Tax to Colorado Energy

I,Reporter and would like to extend an offer to join us for an invitation-only gathering -- "From Boulder Carbon Tax to Colorado Energy." The forum will take place on Friday, Sept. 5, from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Boulder Marriott (Montrachet B meeting room on the main floor) at 2660 Canyon Boulevard in downtown Boulder [link to map]

WHY HAVE THIS MEETING? This half-day guided discussion will address the city's progress in addressing climate change, as well as what Boulder can do next in this effort. We also want to put Boulder's efforts in a broader context: How this might tie into other climate change efforts around the state. We'll focus on finding the larger lessons of how Boulder used its innovative municipal carbon tax policy to reduce its carbon footprint, and how that might be a model for saving energy and reducing global greenhouse emissions in Colorado at large.

WHO WILL ATTEND? We will include key players in the Boulder and Colorado energy and climate change scene. We're inviting a carefully selected mix of representatives from local and state government, area businesses, research institutes and media, along with local residents and homeowners, community groups and environmental organizations from Boulder and around the state.

WHY YOU SHOULD COME? Our primary goal is to encourage ways that people in Boulder (as well as Denver and throughout the state) can share ideas and information about addressing climate change. This ongoing dialogue can happen online, in public meetings, and through other means. We're inviting you because we want to hear your ideas, preferences, and needs for that sort of discussion.

Group size is limited to facilitate an open, constructive discussion.
The session will be recorded on video, and highlights will be posted online following the gathering.

Please RVSP by 11:59 p.m. MT, Saturday, Aug. 30. Feel free to contact I,Reporter's Amy Gahran [] or Adam Glenn [] for further information.

We'll look forward to hearing from you and having you participate.


Amy Gahran and Adam Glenn

Draft Agenda

  • 830 a.m.-9 a.m. -- Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. -- Introductions & Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. -- Open Discussion (with Coffee Break)
  • 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Wrap Up & Closing Remarks is a citizen media project and web site produced by I,Reporter with funding support from the Knight Foundation through its Knight News Challenge grants. Launched in mid-2007, is a one-year experiment using citizen journalism in a professional-amateur collaboration to cover Boulder's municipal carbon tax, a unique local initiative to combat global warming.

I,Reporter is a citizen media training and consulting firm based in Boulder, Colo., and Tarrytown, N.Y. The firm, founded by Amy Gahran and Adam Glenn in 2005, has consulting with leading citizen media organizations, including the Knight Citizen News Network/ of J-Lab: Institute for Interactive Journalism, and Knight Digital Media Center, as well as local newspapers and state news associations.

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