||We should all be concerned with water...especially in the West. Tomorrow (December 5th), the Center of the American West screens a film about water and hosts a panel discussion of water experts.
Here's the story: Executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford, Watershed tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. As the most dammed and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, this film introduces hope for the future.
Join Watershed’s producer, James Redford, and award-winning filmmaker and director, Mark Decena, as they chat about the film. Following a screening of the film, Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, Justice Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court, Jim Lochhead, CEO and Manager of Denver Water, and Bart Miller, Water Program Director of Western Resource Advocates, will be joined by the filmmakers to discuss Watershed and the Colorado River.
December 5th, 6:30PM, Duane Physics Building (G1B30) on the University of Colorado/Boulder Campus. For more information: www.centerwest.org or 303-492-4879.
Today is Colorado Gives Day—so you can make your charitable donations in your bathrobe and furry slippers—and lasts for 24-hours (until midnight on Tuesday, December 4th). It all takes place online at www.GivingFirst.org.
The motto is "Give Where you Live." You can give to any (or many) of more than 1,000 Colorado charities. The goal is to inspire and unite Coloradoans in supporting a whole host of local nonprofits—ranging from dance, education and the arts to autism, healthcare, and adoptions. You can follow your passion by donating to nonprofits working on issues that you care most about.
You can donate $10 (or more, depending on your circumstances). And you’ll be assured that 100% of your donation will go to your favorite charity. More good news: Your donation will be boosted by a special FirstBank Incentive Fund that leverages donations to the tune of $300,000.
All donations made to the 501(c)(3) charities featured on www.GivingFirst.org are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. After making a donation, you will automatically receive an on-screen acknowledgment letter. A copy of that letter will also be e-mailed to you.
In 2011, a jaw-dropping $12.8 million was raised on Colorado Gives Day, mostly from small donations.
Let’s see what we can do in 2012! We make such a big impact when we band together, no?