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Cast vote for clean energy

Dear Editor:

This week you have a rare chance to do something high-leverage on climate change and your energy future by voting in the Holy Cross elections. This election is important because it marks the departure of the board’s most experienced member, Tom Turnbull. Tom cares deeply about Holy Cross and deserves huge thanks for his leadership over more than 30 years. For the sake of continuity and stability, he also deserves to be replaced with someone who has similar experience. Happily, that person is running, and his name is Bob Gardner. Bob worked for Holy Cross for 30 years and was a seminal part of developing its energy-efficiency and clean-energy program. I’ve known Bob for many years and have enormous respect for him as a person, for his knowledge of utility operations and for his support of clean-energy solutions. Visit

I’m also going to vote for Adam Palmer, a thoughtful and engaged incumbent with a strong background in applied energy efficiency as the green code official in Eagle County, and for Kristen Bertuglia (, a new face in these elections but one with a broad experience in business and energy and an interest in helping to prepare Holy Cross for a new future where carbon emissions cost money and efficiency plays a key supply role. Please vote for Bob, Adam and Kristen to help Holy Cross continue its outstanding work as one of the country’s most reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible rural co-ops. Your ballot arrives by mail this week, and you need to mail it by June 4.

Auden Schendler


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