FORUM ARCHIVES ARE ORGANIZED BY ACADEMIC YEARS:

2018 – 2019 summaries with a PDF link to detailed info for each, in order of most recent to oldest.

Older forum talks below the 2018-2019 academic year are to be reformatted later.

2018-2019 in order of most recent to older

MAY 2019: Improving Climate Change Dialogue, Part Two: Bridging the Divides through Storytelling

— Maria Talero, Founder, Climate Courage, LLC

APRIL 2019: Improving Climate Change Dialogue, Part One: Understanding How Worldviews Divide Us/Using Our Collective Knowledge to Map the Divides

— Maria Talero, Founder, Climate Courage, LLC

MARCH 2019: Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Farming in Colorado

— *Daniel Palic, Natural Resources Conservation Service—USDA and Marcus McCauley, McCauley Family Farm, Longmont

FEBRUARY 2019: The Green New Deal: Is It New? Is It Vital to Our Future?

— Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries; *Sheila Davis, University College, DU; *Phil Nelson, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

JANUARY 2019: Regenerative Economics and Colorado Opportunities

— *Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions

NOVEMBER 2018: Health Equity for ALL Coloradans

 — *Ned Calonge, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust

OCTOBER 2018: Climate and Health in Colorado

 — *Chrissy Esposito and Karam Ahmad, Policy Analysts, Colorado Health Institute

SEPTEMBER 2018: Addressing Public Health and Climate Change: The Colorado Climate Plan

 –*Mike Silverstein, Executive Director, Regional Air Quality Council

MAY 2018: The Colorado Narrative Project: Changing Priorities, Maintaining Core Values

— Denise Whinnen, Director of Colorado Programs, the Gill Foundation

APRIL 2018: Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy

— *Paul Sutton, Professor, DU Dept. of Geography and the Environment

MARCH 2018: Natural Climate Solutions and The Need for Biochar Sequestration

— *Betsy Neely, Climate Change Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy; and *Paul Belanger, New Energy Colorado

FEBRUARY 2018: Carbon Pricing: Signs of Bipartisanship

 *David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener; *Kathleen Wells and *Douglas Alde, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; *Paul Belanger and Ron Larson, New Energy Colorado

JANUARY 2018: Measuring Economic Well-Being: The Genuine Progress Indicator

 — *Chris Stiffler, Economist, Colorado Fiscal Institute

2017-2018 in order of most recent to older


BELOW WORK IN PROGRESS – HOTLINKS FOR DETAILS IN PROGRESS

An asterisk (*) before a speaker’s name indicates that a PowerPoint presentation is available

OCTOBER 2017: A Review of Water Justice Curriculum Materials

 —  Jessica Abell, President, Colorado Interfaith Power & Light
{This Forum was a “spinoff” from the 3-day Water Justice conference in March 2017. Jessica received a small grant from the Trinity Institute in NYC (the NGO that sponsored the national conference) to prepare these materials. Jessica presented drafts of her materials for review and comment by Forum participants.}

MAY 2017: Resistance: Political, Spiritual, or Both?

— *David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a presentation drawing upon excerpts from A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding A Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth by Roger Gottlieb and Active Hope by Joanna Macy]

APRIL 2017: Prospects for Constructive Climate Change Policy and Action in 2017

Dale Rothman, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies, DU; Pamela Campos, senior attorney, Environmental Defense Fund; Frank Laird, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Korbel School of International Studies, DU; and K.K. DuVivier, Professor, Sturm College of Law, DU.

MARCH 2017: World Water Day and Water Justice Forum

Thomas Wolfe, President and CEO, Iliff School of Theology; Ved Nanda, Vice Provost, John Evans University Professor, Sturm College of Law, DU; William Kellogg, Vice President, UN Association of Boulder County; Greg Hobbs, Jr., Senior Water Judge, Colorado Courts; Co-Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Sturm College of Law, DU; Jorge Figueroa, Senior Water Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates; John Stulp, Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for Water; Taryn Finnessey, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board; plus breakout session speakers

FEBRUARY 2017: Thinking Ethically about Climate Change

Don Mayer, Professor, Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Daniels College of Business, DU; and David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a presentation for discussion of excerpts from Thinking Ethically About Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World by Roger Garvey]

JANUARY 2017: Religion and Theology in the Public Square: Diverse Perspectives on Earth Stewardship

Vie Thorgren, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Executive Director, Center for Spirituality at Work; David M. Carlson, Pastor, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN, and co-founder of the Arrowhead Network of Minnesota Power & Light; and Dr. Edward Antonio, Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Social Theory and Director of the Justice and Peace Program, Iliff School of Theology

2016-2017 in order of most recent to older

NOVEMBER 2016: Implications of Election Results for Climate Change Policy and Action

Dale Rothman, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies, DU; Pamela Campos, senior attorney, Environmental Defense Fund; Frank Laird, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Korbel School of International Studies, DU; and K.K. DuVivier, Professor, Sturm College of Law, DU.

OCTOBER 2016: Psychology’s Contributions to Understanding the Climate Change Crisis

Kathleen Wells, Psychologist, Professor Emerita, Case Western Reserve University

SEPTEMBER 2016: Can Extreme Weather Events Be Directly Linked to Climate Change?

Phil Nelson, USGS (retired); Chair of the Golden chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

JUNE 2016: Income and Wealth Inequality: Trends, Consequences, and Possible Responses

Alec Tscoucatos, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Economics, Regis University

MAY 2016: Jobs vs. the Environment: Do We Have to Choose?

David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a presentation for discussion of excerpts from Greening the Local Economy by Robert Pollin];

APRIL 2016: Music and Social Transformation: The Power of Music to Effect Social Change

Arthur Jones, founder of the Spirituals Project and Clinical Professor of Culture and Psychology, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence at Colorado Women’s College, and current president of the University of Denver Faculty Senate; Daryl Walker, Performance Director of the Spirituals Project; and Jonny 5, founder and lead singer of the alternative hip-hop band, Flobots

MARCH 2016: Fear, Hope, and Climate Change: Perspectives from Psychology, Neuroscience, and Theology

Jason Whitehead, Director of Consultation and Formation and Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Pastoral Care, Iliff School of Theology; and Peter Sawtell, Founder and Executive Director of Eco-Justice Ministries

FEBRUARY 2016: Climate Intervention and Carbon Pricing: A Tale of Two Responses to Climate Change

Jonathan Ormes, Research Professor in Physics and Astronomy, DU; Ron Larson, founder and past president, Colorado Renewable Energy Society; and Phil Nelson, USGS (retired) and leader, Golden Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

JANUARY 2016: After Paris Conference on Climate Change: What Lies Ahead?

David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a facilitated discussion, drawing upon excerpts from several sources]

2015-2016 in order of most recent to older

NOVEMBER 2015: Interfaith Responses to Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

George (Tink) Tinker, Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions, Iliff School of Theology; and Chrysostom Frank, Dept. of Religious Studies, Regis University and Pastor, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, moderator of student panel (Jill Fleishman and Kim Nipple from Iliff, Maliheh Jabbari from DU, and Jacob Wilkerson from Regis).

OCTOBER 2015: Are Paris Climate Talks Likely to Fail? Is There a Way Forward?

Dale Rothman, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies, DU; and David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener

SEPTEMBER 2015: International Law Perspectives on Climate Change Ethics

Ved Nanda, Vice Provost, John Evans University Professor, Sturm College of Law, DU; and Don Smith, former Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Sturm College of Law, DU, and Editor, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.

JULY 2015: Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

Peter Sawtell, Founder and Executive Director, Eco-Justice Ministries

JUNE 2015: Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization

David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener; and Alec Tsoucatos, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Economics, Regis University [a report on attending this international conference in Claremont, CA]

MAY 2015: How can we respond to the numbness, depression, and despair—of others and of ourselves—in the face of climate change and its challenging implications?

David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a presentation for discussion of excerpts from A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding A Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth by Roger Gottlieb]

APRIL 2015: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change and what we can do about it

David Carlson, EEE Forum Convener [a presentation for discussion of excerpts from Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall]

MARCH 2015: A carbon-fee-and dividend strategy to reduce CO2 emissions

Paul Belanger, Paleoclimatologist (retired), Moderator Denver Climate Study Group; Jonathan Ormes, Research Professor in Physics and Astronomy, DU; and Phil Nelson, USGS (retired) and leader, Golden Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby [Presentations and discussion of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby legislative proposal and grassroots activities at the Chapter level.]

FEBRUARY 2015: How can insights from the principles of conflict management and negotiation–and from steady-state economics–illuminate climate change issues?

Alan Schroeder, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Law, University of Wyoming (retired); Alec Tsoucatos, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Economics, Regis University

JANUARY 2015: Climate change science and policy movements; workshop on next steps following December 2014 EEE session on “The Faith-Based Environmental Movement”

Paul Belanger, Paleoclimatologist (retired), Moderator Denver Climate Study Group; Anita Sanborn, President, Colorado Episcopal Foundation; Tina Yankee, Colorado Interfaith Power & Light