Nov 17, 2017
Denver Environmental Health and the Sierra Club Colorado Chapter are hosting Denver on Climate: Film, Food & Conversation on Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McNichols Building, 3rd floor (144 W Colfax Ave). The free event will include a screening of the documentary “From the Ashes,” followed by an expert panel that will discuss the local impacts of climate change and actions being taken in Denver.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide public input on the city’s 80x50 Climate Goal Stakeholder Report, and to help shape Denver’s efforts to address climate change. Based on the Stakeholder Report and public input, Denver’s 2018 Climate Action Plan will be released in early 2018.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock will open the event by introducing “From the Ashes,” followed by a panel of climate science, labor and health experts that will facilitate an informal climate action networking hour.
“We’ve worked hard to establish Denver as an environmental and sustainability leader, and we remain committed to taking actions that protect our city and our residents from all the impacts of climate change,” Mayor Hancock said. “This event is a great example of our community coming together talk about and plan on the steps we need to take on an important issue that affects all of us.”
“Without a cross-coalition effort, the groundswell of support from individuals and groups encouraging Denver to take bold climate action never would have happened,” said Jim Alexee, Colorado Sierra Club Director. “Individuals across Denver – including labor, health, and faith leaders – have worked tirelessly to ensure a just transition to a clean, renewable energy future. Together, we will curb the worst effects of climate change and protect our environment for all Denver residents to live, work and play."
“From the Ashes” is a compassionate documentary presenting compelling stories from coal communities, and what is at stake for our economies, public health and climate. It features the voices and perspectives of environmentalists, coal miners, climate scientists, law makers, ranchers, elected officials and residents of coal communities.
The event is free, and those interested can RSVP at DenverOnClimate.eventbrite.com.
For more information about Denver’s efforts to address climate change and to provide feedback on the 80x50 Climate Goal Stakeholder Report via survey, visit www.denvergov.org/80x50.