Sustainnovation 2015

SECRES Display at Sustainnovation 2015

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) organized the 3rd annual Sustainnovation conference which was held on April 10th, 2015.  The theme this year was Climate Disruption.  SECRES had a booth at the conference.  A steady flow of students and community members came by to talk about renewable energy and […]

Climate Change, Why it’s serious, and what we can do about it.

WREF 2012 Kickoff

Chuck Kutscher, Ph.D. Co-sponsored by Pikes Peak Chapter of the IEEE  (Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Colorado Renewable Energy Society, South East Chapter Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 pm, free Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs Carnegie Room Climate change from fossil fuel emissions is happening today.  Our understanding of the science of climate […]

Sustainable Fort Carson

Fort Carson 2007 2 MW solar array built on reclaimed landfill site

While Mary Barber, Director of Sustainable Fort Carson, is well known as a leader in the Colorado Springs Sustainability community, I did not really know what to expect on the tour of Fort Carson she arranged for us.  What I found was a program more than a decade old with a scale and breadth beyond […]

Advancing Colorado’s Energy Future

Colorado’s RES In 2004 Colorado’s voters adopted a renewable energy standard (RES), the first in the country enacted by popular vote.  The Colorado RES has been updated to increase renewable energy requirements since then and now (2014) requires the following: 30% renewable energy by 2020 for investor owned utilities (IOUs) 20% renewable energy by 2020 […]

Fires, Floods and Sustainable Rebuilding

SECRES’s sister chapter in Ft. Collins is Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society or NCRES.  Unfortunately, their city has experienced some of the same disasters as Colorado Springs.  To assist people impacted, they hosted a lunch and learn panel of experts.  Video recordings are available here.

Pueblo Regional Sustainability Roundtable – June 21, 2013

Pueblo Regional Sustainability Roundtable

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and Pueblo County held the Pueblo Regional Sustainability Roundtable >>> FIND THE RESULTS HERE