Second clean energy talk set for Sept. 14

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    By John Goodwin
    Special to The PREVIEW
    The unprecedented size and force of hurricanes Harvey and Irma are stark reminders that carbon emissions from burning coal and oil are warming the air and oceans, thus producing ever larger and more destructive storms.
    The only way to slow global warming and reduce its negative impacts is for all communities worldwide to rapidly move toward clean sources of energy. And clean energy makes good economic sense, as wind and solar power are today the cheapest forms of energy to develop.
    The Southwest Organization for Sustainability and Pagosa 100% are hosting a series of public events to help us understand how we can move toward clean energy here in Archuleta County.
    On Thursday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m., Leslie Glustrom from Clean Energy Action will speak at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse on Port Avenue, off Vista Boulevard.
    Glustrom has been instrumental in helping several Colorado towns and cities develop plans to move toward 100 percent clean energy. She will talk about the challenges and opportunities we have here to move our beautiful mountain community toward a clean energy future.