Michael Totten ’72 has been a warrior for alternative energy and sustainability for four decades. During that time, he served as Executive Director of President Carter’s Clearinghouse for Community Energy Efficiency and, as Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, authored the landmark Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989.
In the 90s, Totten pioneered the use of digital interactive media and the Internet for promoting ecologically sustainable economic development, while also co-leading the World Bank’s first financed large-scale energy-efficiency project in Mexico. He has been Conservation International’s Chief Advisor on green and clean technologies and policies and currently is Senior Energy Advisor for the Green Sports Alliance. Clients of his consulting services include the WWF, the National Hockey League, and Pearl Jam, and he was recently a Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute. Totten is lead co-author of the book A Climate for Life, Meeting the Global Challenge, and interdisciplinary perspective on preventing catastrophic climate change and human-triggered species extinction and on ending poverty while greening robust economic growth. Totten has offered more than 1500 presentations, seminars , and workshops as well as produced scores of publications. With emphasis on solutions, his talk “Prosperity and Well-Being through Pursuit of a Zero-Emissions Energy Economy” will draw upon his in-progress web-accessible book on prosperously phasing out emissions.
Thursday, January 28, 6-8:00 pm
Alliance Building, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver
Beverages available at Marley Coffee/Bar; snacks provided
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