The Colorado Rural Electric Listening Tour

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Name: The Colorado Rural Electric Listening Tour
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT
Event Description:
The Colorado Rural Electric Listening Tour is a joint collaboration from Solar United Neighbors and We Own It, with support from the Craig Chamber of Commerce and the Crossing the Divide Podcast. The event is intended to facilitate vital community conversations regarding the transition to a new renewable energy electric grid. Being in the midst of worldwide evolving priorities for the electricity sector, these conversations will reflect upon local community challenges, opportunities, and the personal stories which come with it. 

Participatory Norms
To encourage an inclusive atmosphere while respecting the emotional weight economic, we ask all participants to agree to community norms. These norms include:

Be respectful
  • Honor others' experience as you would like your to be honored
  • Be open to new ideas; disagreements can be healthy to build understanding
  • Stay under 3 minutes to allow others time to share
Share your story
  • Keep it as concise as you can and without jargon
  • Use "I" statements to speak from your own experience
  • Avoid giving generalizations
Assume good intent
  • Words can be interpreted differently; be thoughtful of intent versus impact
Hayden Granary
198 East Lincoln Avenue
Hayden, CO
Date/Time Information:
6:00 pm- Welcome, short background on changes happening in electricity industry
6:10 pm- Panel dialogue on Yampa Valley: history, challenges, opportunities
6:40 pm- Panel dialogue on Yampa Valley Solar Co-op
7:10 pm- Open to questions / shared stories from the public with panelists
8:00 pm- Wrap up questions / dialogue -> networking hour
9:00 pm- Official close
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