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|From left: E2 members Harvey Allon, Sue Allon and Michael Cuddehe; NRDC’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; and E2 members David Readerman, Jane Cuddehe and Andrew Currie (Rocky Mountains Chapter Leader. || |
The Rocky Mountains Chapter has been busy this month! First, we’d like to welcome the many new members to our chapter: Harvey and Sue Allon; Jim Angell and Nicole Pearce; Paul and Renee Berberian; Howard Boigon; Michael Dowling; Ken Gart; Patrick and Christina Hart; Katie Hoffner; Fred Julander; Ilona Major; Steve Schneider and Mary Campbell; and Sam Weaver. We’re happy to have you on board.
On February 11, seventy E2 members, prospects and public officials, including Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, gathered at the home of Harvey and Sue Allon for an E2 EcoSalon, "Moving Toward a New Energy Economy." This special event featured Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC Senior Attorney, and Ned Farquhar, NRDC Senior Policy Advocate for Energy. Kennedy gave a passionate speech on free markets and the environment as a core American value, inspiring all of us to help spread the word that protecting the environment is crucial to generating economic prosperity. He drove home the point that, right now, we have enormous opportunities to transform the country through a new energy economy.
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| ||NRDC’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., E2 Co-founder Nicole Lederer and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. |
Public officials in attendance, in addition to Governor Bill Ritter, included State Senators Joyce Foster (Denver) and Gail Schwartz (Aspen), and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Jim Martin. Also in attendance were representatives from the offices of U.S. Congress members Diana DeGette, Betsy Markey and Ed Perlmutter, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to the hosts of the event, Harvey and Sue Allon, for their generous accommodation and support of E2. We would also like to thank the co-hosts of the event - Michael and Jane Cuddehe, Joann Shernoff and David Readerman - for their tireless efforts to make the event a success. Additional thanks go to E2 Co-founder Nicole Lederer for her patient advice and support. We could not have done it without all of you!
E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter Leader Andrew Currie and a team of E2 members have met with several Colorado public officials this month, including U.S. Congressman Jared Polis; Tom Plant, Director of the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office; Don Elliman, Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade; Jim Martin, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; and Terrance Carroll, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. These meetings served to introduce E2 and raise awareness of our network and mission, to offer our chapter as a resource to each public official and their staff, and to explore possible legislation that E2 could propose or support. We will continue these meetings with other public officials in upcoming months. If you are interested in attending these meetings to represent E2 and the business voice, please email us at E2RockyMountains@gmail.com
Also this month, Andrew Currie was featured in an interview with Susan Viebrock of the web blog "Telluride Inside...and Out." He discussed the synergies between E2 and the Telluride region’s The New Community Coalition. Listen to the interview
We are looking forward to working with all E2 members and friends to build our advocacy efforts in Colorado. If you are interested in getting involved with E2 at a greater level, please contact E2RockyMountains@gmail.com
or (303) 902-4525.
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