Awards Dinner and Auction Raises $100,000+
Overwhelming support and a good time too!
Thank-you to everyone who came out to support the CRC at our 4th Annual Awards Dinner and Auction on February 1st at the Boulder Theater. The evening was a huge success: more than 300 friends attended, we raised in excess of $100,000 for our conservation efforts, and had a blast while doing it.
Thanks again to the event sponsors:
Couldn't attend? Support The Center for ReSource Conservation anyway by donating online today
Looking Forward to Spring?
The CRC will start taking Garden-in-a-Box and Trees Across Boulder orders March 1st
Before you know it spring will be here and it will be time to start planting. Get a head start and consider purchasing one of the three unique, pre-planned xeriscape gardens through the CRC’s Garden-in-a-Box program! As well as xeriscape gardens, we’re also offering eight varieties of trees that were chosen for their ability to thrive in Colorado’s climate through our Trees Across Boulder program.
New for 2008, all City of Boulder residents who participate in either of these programs will receive free mulch from the Urban Forestry Department to accompany their newly acquired gardens and trees. Detailed garden and tree descriptions will be available to view on our website by the end of February and we will start taking orders March 1st. For more information click here.
Spring PV Design and Installation Workshop Announcement
The CRC and Solar Energy International join forces again for this popular training
Participants in our spring Grid-Tied Photovoltaics workshop learn how to use PV technology to produce electricity from the sun through practical design and installation of PV systems. The course, taught by professional solar energy educators from SEI, covers system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification and component selection for typical applications and case study examples. Participants will learn installation approaches in a laboratory environment, tour working PV systems in the field and learn the proper use of tools and safety precautions.
Energy Audits Off To Roaring Start for 2008
Whole communities are getting involved!
In January, the Residential Energy Audit Program (REAP) performed 72 energy audits, enabling participants to take immediate action to make their homes warmer and more energy-efficient during these cold winter days. Make sure you get your audit scheduled soon. Beyond protecting against the cold weather in winter, audits also help you plan for conserving energy during the hot summer months!
The Newlands/Greenland community held their Climate Action Kickoff on January 27th with guest speakers from the City of Boulder’s ClimateSmart Program, as well as a presentation by one of the CRC's auditors on what is involved in a home energy audit. Members of the Newlands community are challenging themselves by holding The Biggest (Carbon) Loser Competition and many have already signed up for a REAP audit.
To learn more about the REAP program, or to schedule your audit today, call the CRC at 303-441-3278 x24.
Please Help Welcome the Newest CRC Staff Member
Assistant Program Manager for the Water Division
Jeff Woodward joined the CRC in January of 2007. Prior to that, he worked with the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), organizing students for environmental and public interest campaigns. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College in 2006 with degrees in Mathematics and Environmental Earth Sciences. He brings expertise in program management, volunteer organization and data analysis to the Water Division. In his free time, Jeff can usually be found climbing up or skiing down obscure peaks in Colorado’s wilderness. Jeff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.441.3278 ext. 21