As the world tackles the challenges of climate change, energy supply and water security, communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
Net Zero Cities is focused on systems thinking to develop community-based solutions for attaining net zero energy, carbon, and water. True progress will take cooperation among private businesses, government, utilities, policy makers, research institutions and individuals. Net Zero Cities brings these sectors and interests together to learn from one another and to develop actionable steps that advance progress towards net zero practices in communities throughout the world.
The event will bring together thought leaders from around the globe to share their systems-based approaches, processes and examples of success in working towards net zero at the community scale. The event includes both presentations and working sessions. The working sessions in particular will be a hands-on, across-the-table opportunity for participants to engage in active dialogue and share the strategies on which communities, businesses, utilities, higher education institutions are collaborating to reach their net zero goals.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects a 53% increase in energy demand alone between 2008 and 2035. Total world energy use will rise from 505 Quadrillion BTUs in 2008 to 770 Quadrillion BTUs in 2035. Tackling energy consumption, finding alternatives to carbon-based fuels and managing finite water resources will require a sustained, long-term effort – but the time to start is now.
Register now for the 2013 Net Zero Cities, October 23 & 24 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
CO C3E : The Colorado Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative Reception October 23
Join us for a special reception celebrating workforce development and a networking program for women in clean energy operated by the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster. The reception will take place at the end of the first day, October 23, at 4 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr., Fort Collins. At 5:30, a larger, all audience reception will take place at the same location and includes locally sourced refreshments and foods, and live music and tours of the building.
Directions from the Lincoln Center to Rocky Mountain Innosphere (approximately 1.6 miles or less than 10 minutes driving time): Head south on Magnolia Street to Mulberry Street. Turn left (east) on Mulberry, then turn left again (north) on College Avenue for about one mile. Turn right (east) on Vine Drive. The Innosphere is on the left side, 320 E. Vine Drive.
Learn more about the Rocky Mountain Innosphere.