Forum planned in Carbondale on regional steps possible to reduce carbon emissions

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Aspen Middle School 6th grade student Sylvan Doyle, 11, right, holds a sign during the Global Climate Strike march alongside her classmates on Main St. in Aspen on Friday, September 20, 2019. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)
Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times


What: “Beyond the Strike,” a public forum on reducing carbon emissions in the Roaring Fork region.

When: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Third Street Center, Carbondale

Cost: Free and open to the public

Roaring Fork Valley environmentalists are ready to go beyond last month’s climate strike in an effort to draw attention to the need to reduce carbon emissions.

A coalition of conservation groups will host a climate forum in Carbondale on Wednesday to focus on next steps the region can take to reduce carbon emissions and transition to a clean energy economy.

The forum — “Beyond the Strike” — will be held at the Third Street Center in Carbondale from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. It is free and open to the general public.

“More than 4 million people in 163 countries on all seven continents participated in youth-led climate strikes in September,” said a news release about the event. “This interactive events aims to turn this passion and vision into practical solutions and positive actions.”

The forum will feature a panel discussion of local energy experts and elected officials, opening statements from student leaders and an overview of clean energy progress in the region.

Audience members also will get a chance to suggest ways to accelerate clean energy progress throughout the region.