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September in the Rockies


GDFCF Board members, advisors and staff recently enjoyed some early-fall days in sunny Boulder, Colorado, where we held our mid-year board meeting.  We were fortunate to build in two amazing speaking opportunities for Dan and Winnie alongside our meetings.  At the first, a house party at the home of Ron and Rebecca Monahan, Dan and Winnie introduced many Boulderites to ACG tropical biodiversity conservation against the backdrop of Boulder’s famous Flatiron mountains. The second event was a sold-out crowd at a local theater, hosted by the Boulder Community Foundation’s Environmental Affinity Group (EAG). Dan spoke extensively of Costa Rica’s climate change leadership in the tropics, discussing how ACG and GDFCF are the “proof-of-concept” that renewable energy, climate mitigation and biodiversity can work together. Dan’s talk was followed, fittingly, by the viewing of a new documentary, “The Human Element,” produced by National Geographic photographer/filmmaker James Balog, who documents how climate change is today directly affecting the lives of everyday Americans. We are so grateful to Jacquie and Andrew McKenna and Ning Mosberger for their extraordinary efforts to get Dan and Winnie in front of Colorado audiences. We are also indebted to the Community Foundation for their efforts to ensure the event was a resounding success. And, finally, a big thank you to the Monahans for their hospitality. For more information on the EAG event, check out the Community Foundation’s recent blog post here.


Andrew and Jacquie McKenna in Colorado, Ning Mosberger in ACG (Photos by Eric Palola)