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The Green Minerals Boom
A presentation by Luke Danielson

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Date: March 2, 6:00 pm-7:30pm
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Location: Gunnison Library - 1 Quartz St.
Details: Join us at the Gunnison Library for a presentation by Luke Danielson, President and Co-Founder of Sustainable Development Strategies Group, a nonprofit research institute focused on mineral resources and their role in society. About the presentation: Luke will discuss how the “Green Minerals Boom” will impact our communities and indigenous rights. The transition to renewable energy and the fight against climate change are a critical challenge of our time in history. According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, at least 23 key minerals will be critical to the development and deployment of solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and energy storage technologies. Many of these minerals are projected to surge in demand in the coming decades. There is no way to access these materials without significant impacts on our communities, and on the environment. The environmental impacts of processing rare earth elements are quite significant. There is no place exempt from this search for minerals. There are a number of potential deposits near Gunnison, some of which may well be developed in coming years to meet the coming demand. Some of the most significant impacts of this minerals boom will fall on indigenous peoples, both in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Indigenous Peoples often lack formal recognition of their rights to lands, territories and natural resources, are often last to receive public investments in basic services and infrastructure, and face multiple barriers to participating fully in the formal economy, enjoying access to justice, or participating in political processes and decision making. Indigenous Peoples own, occupy, or use a quarter of the world’s surface area. But they safeguard 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity. It is important that this “green mining boom” take place in a framework that protects and respects indigenous rights. Justice requires this. So does avoiding delay in accessing needed minerals You can read more about Luke here: https://www.sdsg.org/our-people
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Upcoming Events
Thursday, Mar 2
  5:30pm-8:30pm I LOVE LAMP Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio
  6:00pm-7:30pm The Green Minerals Boom Gunnison Library - 1 Quartz St.
  6:30pm-9:30pm Silent Sky 403 2nd St. Crested Butte
  7:00pm-10:00pm SonofaGunn 2023: The Greatest & Best Play in the W Gunnison Arts Center Black Box Theater
  8:00pm-10:00pm Big Something Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Friday, Mar 3
  -12:00am Snowdance Winter Concert Series Almont Resort
  3:30pm-6:30pm Community Meal & Fundraiser Gunnison Senior Center
  6:00pm-9:00pm Open table tennis Jerry's Gym
  6:30pm-9:30pm Silent Sky 403 2nd St. Crested Butte
  7:00pm-10:00pm SonofaGunn:The Greatest and Best Play in the World Black Box Theater
  7:00pm-10:00pm Live Music with Melanie Hall and Kevin Kimura A Bar Above in Mt Crested Butte
Saturday, Mar 4
  10:00am-2:00pm 2023 Pet Expo Fred Field, 220 S. Spruce Street, Gunnison
  6:30pm-9:30pm Silent Sky 403 2nd St. Crested Butte
  7:00pm-10:00pm Snow Glow - A Dance Party With DJ Logic Lodge at Mountaineer Square
Sunday, Mar 5
  9:00pm-11:55pm Easy Jim, Live at the Crested Butte Public House Public House, Crested Butte
Monday, Mar 6
  8:00pm-10:00pm The Young Dubliners Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Tuesday, Mar 7
  12:00pm-1:00pm Transportation Plan Webinar #1 Zoom
  5:00pm-7:00pm Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Palisades Restaurant - 820 N Main St, Gunnison
  5:00pm-7:00pm Coal Creek Connection LIVE at the CB Museum Crested Butte Museum
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