University Park Neighborhood Climate Action Forum Results

April 28, 2018

The Day began with an introduction by Deborah Harrington, UPCC President, who turned it over the Sunny Walker, the lead facilitator for the day. Sunny reviewed the difference in roles between facilitator (neutral / brings process) and UP neighbors and guests (engaged / bring content).


  • Dr. Richard Wagner, Metro State University Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences presented an overview of current climate science and how our climate is changing along with how we participate in the changes.
  • Paul Kashmann, District 6 City Council member, who ran on 2 major points: getting dirty money out of campaigns and climate change, spoke of what is happening in Denver related to climate change.
  • Candace Kristensson – neighborhood resident and Vice President of the UPCC, did an excellent job of covering past climate-related achievements of the neighborhood in a presentation titled University Park Community Council and Sustainability.
    • Beautification
    • Observatory Park Community Garden
    • University park Elem. School Green Team
    • Mobility and Transit
    • Historic Preservation

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