Sustainability Series

  •  July 7, 2015
     6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Path Towards Sustainability: Lessons from Denmark

In May, a group of people from Denver and across the US traveled to Denmark with the Wirth Chair and the American-Danish Business Council to learn about Danish solutions to sustainability issues.  The group met with Danish leaders; discussed Denmark’s plans to eliminate fossil fuels by 2050; learned about industrial symbiosis and climate adaptation planning; saw innovative renewable energy technologies, including large (up to 8 MW) wind turbines, wave energy, and waste incinerators; and toured Samsø Island, where 100% of electric energy comes from renewable sources.  On July 7, members of the trip delegation will share some of the lessons learned in Denmark, and there will be opportunities to discuss how these lessons might apply in Colorado and in the US.

K.K. DuVivier, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Gretchen Fillmore, Founder/Director, Terra2Watts
John Powers, President, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
Laurie Strong, Attorney

Hosted by the Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs at:
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

About the Sustainability Series:
The Sustainability Series is a monthly networking forum for the public to learn and discuss how local Front Range universities, businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies have incorporated and defined sustainability in innovative and progressive ways.