3/7/16 – Monthly Meeting: Leslie Glustrom from Clean Energy Action

When: Monday, March 7, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Koelbel 220

Why: learn about moving clean energy solutions through policy – and enjoy FREE pizza!

Leslie Glustrom, Director of Research and Policy for CEA

Our society is increasingly being portrayed as “addicted”’ to fossil fuels. What is the political, financial, environmental and psychic price we pay for that addiction? What is the hope for breaking our addiction and finding our way forward to a clean energy future? What can we do as individuals and communities to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world? How can we energize the depressed and build the momentum needed to repower our country for the new century? Where are the beacons of light and how can we replicate them and provide hope and inspiration for those who are worried about the state of our planet?

From coast to coast, Leslie Glustrom has helped audiences of all sizes and backgrounds regain hope regarding our energy—and economic—future. Whether you are personally feeling weary or whether it is people you know that are losing hope, Leslie has a long history of leaving her audiences energized and inspired about our clean energy future.


Leslie Glustrom is trained as a biochemist and has spent over 30 years working at the interface of science and society in a variety of roles including science writing, teaching and policy analysis. In addition, she has a long history of activist work on a variety of environmental issues.

In 2004, Leslie resigned from her job managing a biochemistry research lab at the University of Colorado-Boulder to work full time on climate change. She is a founding member of Clean Energy Action and is presently serving as the Director of Research and Policy for that organization.

Leslie has played key roles in the efforts of Colorado and Boulder to decarbonize their energy supply. In addition, she has spoken throughout the country on how to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world. She is known as a knowledgeable and inspiring speaker who leaves her audiences highly energized about our clean energy future.

Leslie has written and spoken extensively on the role of coal in our country’s energy supply and she was a co-author of the 2011 Harvard study on the True Cost Accounting of Coal. Her 2009 report on US coal supplies is available for free download from www.cleanenergyaction.org.