Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Energy Justice Benefit

I have a plug I would like to make for an worthy benefit fundraiser here in Boulder on Friday Feb 18th. (The plug request actually came from the girlfriends of two of my rivals, which is a unique situation in which to be put...just kidding Jenny) Scott Jurek and Tony Krupicka are appearing with the author of Born to Run, Chris McDougall, to raise funds for the CEES Energy Justice program. I haven't read Born to Run, but it is supposed to be a good read and the pre-cursor to the barefoot running thing.

Attend if you can.

Here's the beta..

Details: CEES Energy Justice works to build awareness surrounding the problems of energy access that nearly a third of the world’s population faces. Last Summer, CEES’s energy justice teams took the initial step toward addressing some of these concerns through completing a needs assessment in Ayaviri, Peru. Students conducting the assessment surveyed 200 homes regarding their cooking practices and what community member felt were the gravest problems their community faced. This assessment will be used to facilitate a plan the best brings sustainable energy technology to the Ayavirians.

The Ayaviri project is just one way CEES is working to build awareness surrounding energy access issues. CEES brings together people from all over the world in order to meet collectively and discuss each person’s role in fighting for energy justice during its energy justice Conference. Additionally, the CEES team is creating a documentary in order to educate the general population about the problems associated with having no access to energy.

In order to support energy justice awareness and CEES energy justice projects, we will be holding a fundraiser that all runners and outdoorsmen (and women!) alike are sure to enjoy!

On Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, renowned figures in the distance running community Christopher McDougall, Anton Krupicka, and Scott Jurek will host a panel discussion and presentation on distance running. Chris McDougall is famous for his best selling book Born to Run which featured Scott Jurek. Anton Krupicka and Scott Jurek are both popular, champion ultramarathon runners. In addition to the speakers’ presentations, top of the line running gear will be raffled off!

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