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Our work is grounded in the three pillars of holistic sustainability.

Environment

Through our Climate+ program, innovative green building initiative, and strategic partnerships, we work at the leading edge of sustainability to create a healthier planet.

Economy

We believe business can be a force for good. Through our Best for Colorado program, we bring together leaders from all sectors to create solutions for our most pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges.

Community

We are the place where citizens gather together to scale up the sustainability movement. Through our Civics in Action program, we amplify the voices of people and organizations that are building a better future.

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TALANOA DIALOGUES 

OCTOBER 18, 2 – 4 PM | THE ALLIANCE CENTER | 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

Talanoa is a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good. The process of Talanoa involves the sharing of ideas, skills and experience through storytelling.

During the process, participants build trust and advance knowledge through empathy and understanding. Blaming others and making critical observations are inconsistent with building mutual trust and respect, and therefore inconsistent with the Talanoa concept. Talanoa fosters stability and inclusiveness in dialogue, by creating a safe space that embraces mutual respect for a platform for decision making for a greater good.

Through these dialogues, government and stakeholders will come to the table in around 40 countries to drive forward multilevel climate action worldwide.  A readout from this dialogue will feed into climate negotiations at COP 24.

The initiative is part of a wider, global exercise on national climate action, an outcome of COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference last year in Bonn. It is designed to engage climate stakeholders in taking stock of and shaping national climate plans through in-country consultations throughout 2018.

Join the conversation as we discuss The Paris Climate Agreement:

  • Where are we?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • How do we get there?

Hosted by ICLEI and The Alliance Center. Click to learn more.

October 2018

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  • The Connection Between Conservation and Health: A talk by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
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  • Downtown Speakeasy Toastmasters
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  • Colorado Springs Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo
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  • Colorado Springs Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo
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  • Building a Regenerative Economy: An evening with John Fullerton
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  • Downtown Speakeasy Toastmasters
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  • Follow the Money Workshop
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  • Downtown Speakeasy Toastmasters
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  • Talanoa Dialogues
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  • “How Can we Link Youth, Environment and the Economy?” - Tools teenagers need to connect environmental knowledge and ALL careers
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  • Downtown Speakeasy Toastmasters
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  • The Human Element: Film Screening and Q&A with Creator James Balog
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  • Downtown Speakeasy Toastmasters

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