- April 11 – Boulder County Colorado Renewable Energy Society (BCRES) – A Transforming Electricity System: Wind, Solar, and Opportunities for Colorado. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Colorado-Renewable-Energy-Society-Meetup/events/238401952/
- April 15 – Wheat Ridge High School STEM/STEAM Gala at the Lamar Street Center in Arvada. Details: https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/wrhs-stem/2017-stem-steam-gala-information
- April 20 – Metro Denver Colorado Renewable Energy Society (MDCRES) – MDCRES Monthly: Learning by Doing – Solar Decathlon Homebuilding Competition. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Metro-Denver-CRES/events/237735145/
April 21 – Earth Day Denver will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. in Skyline Park (between 15th and 16th Streets and adjacent to Arapahoe St). Participation in the event is free and open to the public. Details:
- April 22 – A FREE community event celebrating sustainability in Lakewood. Details: http://www.lakewood.org/EarthDay/
- April 22 – Colorado Springs Sustain-A-Fest, a community Earth Day block party. Details: http://www.csevc.com/p/sustain-fest-2017-april-22.html
- April 23 – Colorado Springs E-Bike Meetup Post Earth Day Celebration Ride.Details: https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-e-Bike-Meetup/
The second meeting for March will be held at Evolve Electrics. This will be on Wednesday the 29th at 3:00PM. In addition to learning about their operation of providing high quality electronic parts and support, we will see an in-process conversion of a Ford Mustang that was originally started by Duke’s Garage, well known for its restoration of classic cars.
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Ave, Golden (map)
Thursday Mar 23 7:00 PM
We have two meetings for March. The first is with the Jeffco Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, the JUC Green Task Force, and New Energy Colorado; where their featured speaker will be Rutt Bridges. He will be speaking on Driverless Cars and the Environment. Rutt Bridges is a futurist, entrepreneur, and author of Driverless Car Revolution.
The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden. The event is free and everyone is invited to stay for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation. RSVP not required but helps them plan the food. RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/jcres-rsvp
Saturday January 21st, 2017
5660 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216 (map)
Our January meeting will be on Saturday the 21st from 10AM to 12Noon at the IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, in Denver (near I-25 & 58th Ave). This will be a business meeting for the annual election of officers for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also confirm additional DEVC Board Member appointees for Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Committee Chairpersons. Current committees are: EVSE Charging, EV Conversion, Education Outreach and Facebook. The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2017 DEVC meetings, events and activities. If you would like to run for any office, be considered for any appointed position, or provide written input, please email David at email@example.com
Saturday December 10th, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
281 W. 104th Avenue, Northglenn (map)
The December meeting for both the DEVC and the CSEVC will be our annual holiday party at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant.. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra.
It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 8th of December and include the number of guests attending with you.
This is a time when we have our largest turnout to a meeting with everyone connecting, or reconnecting, with fellow EV enthusiasts. Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!
Saturday November 12, 2016
3820 N 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
The November meeting is a joint event with the Colorado Springs EV Club, and will be their end of year holiday party at Glen Eyrie Castle. http://www.gleneyrie.org. Glen Eyrie was built by, and was the home of, the founder of the City of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer. It was initially finished in 1906.
The event will be held on Saturday the 12th at 11:30 AM at 3820 N 30th Street, on the west side of Colorado Springs, just North of Garden of the Gods. Come down and meet some new EV supporters in the Colorado Springs area. The following are the instructions from Mac McCauley with the CSEVC:
Park near the castle, there is plenty of parking. DO NOT PARK NEXT TO THE HILL! Bighorn sheep and mountain goats scramble about up there and knock down rocks on cars! The event will be in the King James Dining Room, inside the castle. You cannot enter prior to 11 AM and the meal starts at Noon, the luncheon will be over at 1:00 PM. This will be a sandwich BUFFET, consisting of chips, potato salad, fresh fruit, sandwich bar with condiments, water and soda. The cost will be $20 per person and Mac will collect the money (preferably cash) at the event. You must RSVP to Mac before the 11th at email@example.com If you can make it, just let him know who you are and how many people will be with you. He will answer your email by saying you are IN! Only then will your name be on the list.
The full info about the CSEVC event can be found here: http://www.csevc.com/2016/10/holiday-event-announced.html
On Saturday October 15th Brandon Williams of Iron Edison Battery Company will host a presentation and Q&A session on off-grid electric vehicle charging,followed by a tour of the Iron Edison Lithium battery assembly facility.
Iron Edison Battery Company, headquartered in Lakewood at 12860 W Cedar Dr., offers Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron batteries for solar energy storage, along with complete solar energy system design services. Its team has designed thousands of off-grid and battery backup systems around the world using Nickel Iron or Lithium Iron battery types. Both Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron are longer lasting, more durable alternatives to traditional lead-acid batteries. Iron Edison is dedicated to educating people on the benefits of advanced battery technology for renewable energy storage.
CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC)
4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303 (map)
6:45PM to 9:00PM
In addition to all the Drive Electric Week DEVC events this September, on Tuesday September 13th, from 6:45PM to 9:00PM, the Boulder County Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society will be hosting a presentation entitled, “The History of EVs and Why Gasoline-Powered Cars Are Obsolete”. This will be held at the CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) – Auditorium (C120). The presenters are our own J David McNeil and Jim Smith from the DEVC who will share their observations on the past, present and future of EVs. You can check out the description of the presentation and information on the presenters at:
September 10th through September 18th
This is a time when a lot of electrics are displayed at the events, and their owners talk to people in answering questions and promoting the benefits of electric vehicles. Some dealers provide the opportunity for attendees to actually drive an electric car. Colorado now has nine events scheduled which are listed below:
Saturday the 10th, 10 AM to 2 PM
Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene St, Aurora (map)
Sunday the 11th, 11 AM to 2 PM
Aspen Community Picnic, 1000 Truscott Pl, Aspen (map)
Sunday the 11th, 6 PM
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Avenue, Golden (map)
Tuesday the 13th, 5 PM to 7 PM
815 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs (map)
Wednesday the 14th, 1 PM to 3 PM
Colorado National Speedway, 4281 Co Rd 10, Dacono (map)
Wednesday the 14th, 4 PM to 8 PM
Central Park, 13th and Canyon, Boulder (map)
Saturday the 17th, 11 AM to 3 PM
First National Bank, 205 W Oak Street, Fort Collins (map)
Saturday the 17th, 12 Noon to 4 PM
Chapel Hills Mall Parking Lot, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs (map)
Sunday the 18th, 9 AM to 3 PM
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot, 17695 S Golden Rd, Golden (map)
Links are listed for the details on each individual event, or you can go to the Drive Electric Week website https://driveelectricweek.org/ to see all the information available.
So far Aurora on the 10th has the highest number of attendees and vehicles registered, but Golden on the 18th has the largest number of registered models and mileage driven. Try to attend more than one event, especially if you have an electric. Also be sure to register on the corresponding link to attend, and/or volunteer to help the organizers of the event(s) you will be attending.
Saturday July 9th, 2016
Sustainable Smart Home
202 W Maple Street, Superior, CO (map)
Out July meeting will be at the Grand Opening for the Sustainable Smart Home which will be held at its location in Superior, CO (Original Town) at 202 W Maple Street. Activities will also take place in Asti Park at Maple and 2nd Street. In addition to tours of the home from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, there will be a concert by the VFW Band of Colorado from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. From Noon to 3:00 PM the DEVC will have a Car Show, so everyone bring your electrics and join the show. Also from 1:00 to 3:00 will be a Hydrogen Vehicle Ride & Drive complements of NREL.