Michael Searles Share But a joint declaration from the world’s richest 20 countries to tackle climate change was only agreed upon after the US inserted an exemption cause. “Climate actions at all levels with broad participation, including by non-state actors, will be the key to realising such a paradigm shift.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndo The communique said: “[All G20 nations] will strive to foster inclusive finance for sustainable development, including public and private financing mobilisation and alignment between them, as well as innovation in a wide range of areas for low emissions and resilient development. whatsapp “The US’s balanced approach to energy and environment allows for the delivery of affordable, reliable, and secure energy to all its citizens while utilising all energy sources and technologies, including clean and advanced fossil fuels and technologies, renewables, and civil nuclear power, while also reducing emissions and promoting economic growth.” Read more: May tells Putin that the Salisbury attack can never be repeated The clause read: “The United States reiterates its decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because it disadvantages American workers and taxpayers. OSAKA, JAPAN – JUNE 29: Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, speaks during a press conference at the end of the G20 summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations on Saturday during their meeting in Osaka at the annual Group of 20 summit, in an attempt to resolve a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies. According to reports, both leaders agreed that the U.S. would not impose new tariffs during their discussion as world leaders met in Osaka during the two-day G20 summit to discuss economic, environmental and geopolitical issues. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Saturday 29 June 2019 12:31 pm The remaining 19 leaders agreed to the proposals and all 20 agreed to work together on other facets. May said that other governments should copy the UK’s new aim of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and world leaders should “embrace this target”. President Donald Trump said he would not change his mind regarding the decision to withdraw from the agreement in 2017, as it was not in the benefit of American workers on the economy. Tags: Climate change Donald Trump Theresa May whatsapp Talking at a press conference after the summit, May told reporters: “Over the past two days, leaders have discussed some of the most pressing challenges facing our nations. Speaking after the two-day G20 summit, Prime Minister Theresa May told other countries to “raise their ambition” to tackle climate change. “In recent months we have heard hundreds of thousands of young people urge us – their leaders – to act on climate change before it’s too late. “I am proud that the UK has now enshrined in law our world-leading net zero commitment to reduce emissions. And I have called on other countries to raise their ambition and embrace this target.” Theresa May urges G20 leaders to tackle climate change as US refuse The United States was the only country not to reaffirm its commitment to implement the 2015 Paris climate accord. Read more: Trump tells Putin not to “meddle” in 2020 election
Economy | Energy & Mining | SouthwestAt the mouth of the Kuskokwim, a pioneering wind systemFebruary 28, 2016 by Rachel Waldholz, APRN Share:Kwigillingok has five wind turbines, four of which are currently working. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/APRN)In rural Alaska, one problem thwarts a thousand good ideas: the high cost of energy. From generating electricity to heating homes to fueling boats and snow machines, energy expenses eat into budgets, are a barrier to business and add to the prohibitive cost of water and sewer systems.But communities around the state are trying to change that. At the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, the four villages in the Chaninik Wind Group – Kwigillingok, Kongiganak, Tuntutuliak and Kipnuk — are pioneering a system that combines wind turbines, diesel generators, and storage systems with smart grid controls.The goal? Replace 50 percent of diesel use in the next few years.Along the way, they’re pushing the limits of what’s possible when it comes to integrating renewable energy into the grid.It’s senior carnival night in Kwigillingok, about a 40-minute flight southwest of Bethel. The school is raising money to send its four seniors on a graduation trip, to Hawaii. There’s a cake walk in the brand-new gym. The student store is serving up popcorn and slushies.And right now, all of this – the lights, the music, the popcorn, the slushie maker — it’s all being powered entirely by the wind.The cake walk during the Kwigillingok School’s senior carnival. The night of the carnival, the entire village was powered by wind. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/APRN)Kwigillingok sits on the tundra just about a quarter mile from the Bering Sea. Outside, there is a serious blizzard blowing in.Walk around the corner from the school, and you can see the village’s five wind turbines, four of which are turning. If you take a walk down to the powerhouse, you hear — almost nothing. The diesel generators are off. The turbines are carrying the load for the entire village.That’s thanks in large part to William Igkurak.Igkurak has worked for the local utility, the Kwigillingok Power Company, since 1983. And for decades, he’s had a problem.“Diesel,” he said. “You cannot control the price of fuel. We were always at the mercy of the fuel supplier.”Plus, diesel generators break down. Repairs are expensive. And when Igkurak applied for grants from the state, he said, Kwigillingok was always overlooked. With fewer than 400 people, it was too small.So about 10 years ago, Igkurak set out to change that.Chaninik Wind Group founder William Igkurak with his wife Rachel and grandson Ty, standing in front of one of the system’s electric thermal stoves. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/APRN)He convinced the four villages along the coast to band together and pool their resources. Together, they created the Chaninik Wind Group — focusing on one thing the region has plenty of.“Wind is free, all you need to do is harness it and find ways to store it,” he said.Igkurak approached Dennis Meiners, who runs Intelligent Energy Systems.“He came to me, and said, let’s put up a wind turbine,” Meiners said. “I said no, let’s not put up a wind turbine.”Meiners had something more ambitious in mind.“You need a wind system,” he said. “A wind system that could really displace a significant amount of diesel fuel.”There are about 200 Alaska communities which, like Kwigillingok, run their own isolated power grids, or microgrids. Statewide, about 30 use wind in some way. But there are major challenges to adding wind or any renewable to a small grid. Wind is unpredictable. Sometimes it blows, sometimes it doesn’t.And Meiners and Igkurak wanted to go further, to integrate more wind than any of the existing systems — which meant finding new ways to do things.“It just doesn’t exist,” Meiners said, of the technology the Chaninik Wind Group needed. “Big companies don’t invest in technology for villages, so a lot of solutions had to be hand-crafted.”Patrick Boonstra of Intelligent Energy Systems, and Kwigillingok wind tech Benny Daniel check a turbine after a blizzard the night before. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/APRN)They decided the only way to displace a large enough amount of diesel would be to design a system that would turn the diesel generator entirely off whenever there was enough wind to power the full village.To do that — without wrecking your generator or causing an outage — you need two things: storage, and controls.For storage, the system uses batteries – Chevy Volt batteries, in fact. There are also small electric thermal stoves in homes throughout the village, which absorb excess wind energy – and cut the need for heating fuel.And all the different parts of the system have to talk to each other, turning on and off as the conditions change.Meiners: We’re controlling loads across the grid, across a community, about every half second. We’re changing the loads across the community. So that’s how we’re managing it. That’s our smart grid.Waldholz: Is that unusual?Meiners: Is that unusual? I don’t know anybody else doing it.As in, anywhere. It’s one of the very few systems, not just in Alaska, but in the world, using all these pieces in this way.Last year, Kwigillingok, the first village to get the full system in place, was powered by only wind more than 30 percent of the time, Meiners said.So far, the project has been funded with about $13 million in state and federal grants to the four Chaninik communities. They’ve received money from Alaska Legislature; from the Alaska Energy Authority’s Renewable Energy Fund and Emerging Energy Technology Fund; from the Denali Commission; and from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tribal Energy Program.But the goal is to make the system economically competitive with diesel – and easy to replicate.“I’m not going to tell you that we are here today with that,” Meiners said. “But we are very, very close. Very close.”And he predicts this model isn’t only for remote communities.“These systems are going to be very, very common,” he said. “Will your subdivision at your house have that? Well, maybe. Will your community have a community wind system and they sell energy across the grid? …The technologies are still the same. Are you going to have your own microgrid at your house? Well, probably.”Back at the Kwigillingok School, the carnival has ended, and Patrick Boonstra, who works for Meiners at IES, is watching the system work in real time on his laptop.Outside, the wind is slowing.Boonstra: It’s dropped to 15 [miles per hour]…to 11…It’s a real-world test of the system. Will the different parts adjust?And they do. One by one, the turbines turn themselves off – and the diesel generator comes on.Boonstra: I just saw one kick on..three kicked off…and the diesel is taking all of the load. And we’re sitting [here] and the lights didn’t flicker!And he’s right. The lights stay on in Kwigillingok.Share this story:
Outdoors | Public Safety | Southcentral | WeatherMcHugh fire now estimated at 842 acresJuly 21, 2016 by Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media Share:An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and a State of Alaska Division of Forestry helicopter dump several thousand gallons of water onto the McHugh Creek fire near Anchorage, July 20, 2016. (Public domain photo by photo by Staff Sgt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel/U.S. Army National Guard)It’s raining in Anchorage, and fire officials say prospects are looking good for the 842-acre McHugh Fire in Chugach State Park.The five days of predicted rain are improving the situation and the current perimeter likely won’t change much, said Alaska Wildland Fire Program Manager Tom Kurth during a morning press briefing Thursday.“Five days is a good amount. … We’re gonna see some radical diminishing of the fire behavior that we’ve had here. I’m going to say, again, that the picture here is pretty positive,” Kurth said.The forecast also allows the five hotshot crews from Tahoe and the crews from Alaska to take offensive measures against the fire, he said. Until now they were focused on defending structures. With the rain, they can start fighting the blaze directly. The fire is still over a mile away, across multiple ridges, from both the Rainbow Valley and Potter Creek subdivisions.Though the rain is good for the fire, Kurth said the loose soil could cause rocks and other debris to fall onto the Seward Highway.“Temporary road closures are a possibility. (Department of Transportation) is ready to deal with that. We find that the traffic backs up there pretty quickly while they’re trying to do that.”The winds are blowing smoke into Anchorage, and there is a moderate air quality warning in effect for Anchorage and Eagle River. The weather will likely prevent any over-flights and helicopter drops on the fire area Thursday.Hundreds of personnel from Alaska and the Lower 48 are working on stopping its growth.Local meteorologists told a crowd of nearly 200 community members gathered at South Anchorage High School that the good news is the weather is improving. By early Thursday, the warm, dry spell should give way to light rain. Though they only expect 0.02 to 0.05 inches of precipitation Thursday, even that amount will help dampen fuels. Forecasts call for heavier rains all day Friday and more on Saturday.The shifting winds will also help dampen the fire, though smoke will likely blow over the Anchorage Bowl.Alaska Wildland Fire Program Manager Tom Kurth said he’s confident that given the favorable conditions, the fire will not get worse. It needs to go up and down about two more mountain ridges before either Potter Creek or Rainbow Valley subdivisions will be evacuated.Resident Jason Hipszer attended the meeting. He has lived in Alaska for 37 years and moved to Potter Creek seven years ago. He said he’s not too concerned about the fire.“I feel pretty good. I’ve lived up here a long time and seen a few fires,” he said. “There’s a lot of guys up there right now (in Potter Creek). Lots of crew up there. And I’m ready to go. I know the way out, and we’ve got our passports and our wallets, so I guess we’re okay.”He and his family have made their house defensible by surrounding it with gravel and keeping the lawns green. But he still wanted to know what government agencies had in mind in case the fire did hit the neighborhood. After listening to an hour-long presentation by city and state officials, he felt confident.“It’s good to see they’re working together. They’re communicating. For us living there, I feel seeing that is a bit comforting,” Hipszer said.The McHugh fire as of about 6 p.m. July 20, 2016. (Image courtesy Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team)Representatives from at least six agencies presented during the meeting.But if it comes down to it, what is the evacuation plan?Anchorage Police Department Acting Deputy Chief Bill Miller said if it’s necessary, the Seward Highway will be closed, and police will go from house to house, asking people to leave. Residents can shelter in place but must inform fire personnel that they are staying.He said the entirety of APD will be called into action and will work 12-hour shifts. Half of the staff will focus on the evacuation while the other focuses on citywide safety. The plan involves emergency shelters and animal evacuations. Residents piped up during the meeting to assure each other even horses will have a place to go.Cheri Lipps of Bear Valley knows the evacuation plans well; she participated in a drill in her neighborhood and keeps in touch with the fire department. Bear Valley isn’t under threat from the McHugh Fire, but Lipps wanted to be able to spread useful information to her community.“Most importantly is to be prepared, not panic,” she said after the meeting “It’s too easy for people to get excited and some of the questions and concerns are based on fear. Just reach out, pay attention and be prepared.”That’s what Anchorage Fire Department Forester John See wants the entire community to do. He said it’s not too late to make sure your home is clear of potential fire fuels.“You go home and you look at your wooden fence and you’re gonna find some dead grass and some leaves that didn’t get raked up last fall next to your fence, and these are great receptors for these embers that land.”See said it’s the embers that cause most houses to burn and help spread the fire past its current boundaries.“These gusty winds could cause these trees to torch and generate some embers that land half a mile from the main fire. That’s going to be one of the main things to watch for,” he explained.“But as the air mass moistens up, the humidity goes up, cloud cover increases, all of that’s going to help mitigate that probability that the ember is going to start a new fire.”McHugh is one of more than 180 fires burning around the state. Thirteen of them are staffed.Share this story:
Business | Economy | Fisheries | Outdoors | Science & Tech | SoutheastKake hatchery to re-open with new ownerApril 30, 2017 by Joe Viechnicki, KFSK Share:A satellite image of Kake, Alaska in the area of the gasoline release. (Courtesy ADEC)A regional fish hatchery private non-profit based in Sitka has purchased a hatchery in Kake that closed in 2014 under a mountain of debt. The Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or NSRAA, plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at Gunnuk Creek.The Gunnuk Creek hatchery closed in 2014 owing around 22 million dollars to the state of Alaska. The state foreclosed on that debt and put the facility up for sale. Now it belongs to NSRAA, which completed the purchase this month.Fred Parady, Deputy Commissioner of the state’s Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development, said the Division of Economic Development held title to the hatchery after foreclosure on loans to the prior owner, the Kake Non-Profit Fisheries Corporation.“The division put the hatchery up for public sale via public notice and in doing so we were pursuing the best interest of the state in getting that asset back into production,” Parady said. “So the Kake hatchery is a permitted salmon hatchery and having it in production is far better than having it idle.”Parady said NSRAA was the only bidder on the property.“We were very happy to cooperate with the city of Kake and NSRAA in getting the hatchery sold,” he said. “We were in close communication both the city and tribe in Kake as we sorted out some easement issues. And one of the other doors the sale opens is to IPEC, Inside Passage Electric Cooperative, and their development of the potential hydro on Gunnuk Creek.”The Gunnuk Creek dam in Kake. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Energy Authority)IPEC is Kake’s electricity provider and is looking into building a hydroelectric power plant at an existing dam on Gunnuk Creek. According to a past study, that project could deliver about half of the diesel-dependent community’s power needs.With the purchase, NSRAA receives about three acres of land, the hatchery building, some residences and outbuildings, along with a small hydro generating plant and a pipeline that runs from the dam to the hatchery. When it re-opens, it could employ a few permanent workers and other seasonal help for taking eggs from the returning salmon.NSRAA general manager Steve Reifenstuhl said initially salmon eggs would be brought to the Kake facility from NSRAA’s Hidden Falls Hatchery on Baranof Island.“It’s gonna take a couple years to get the hatchery program up and running,” Reifenstuhl said. “We’re gonna have to invest two and half million dollars to get there and then we’ve gotta wait, even though we can jump start this program by bringing fish from Hidden Falls to release in front of Gunnuk Creek, it still takes 3-4 years before those fish will be returning to Gunnuk Creek.”The Kake hatchery gives NSRAA another site to produce brood stock for chum salmon.“Ultimately once we modernize the facility we will be able to take 60 million eggs at Gunnuk Creek and hatch ‘em out at Gunnuk Creek and move those fish over to Southeast Cove,” he explained.Southeast Cove is a remote rearing site on Kuiu Island near Kake. Chums from Hidden Falls have been released there since 2013 and returns have been good in the first years, much better than releases closer to Hidden Falls. Over 200,000 chums are projected to return to Southeast Cove this year and cost recovery fishing on those returns will help pay for the upgrades at NSRAA’s newest acquisition. The Kake hatchery could also eventually produce chums for a new remote release site in Thomas Bay near Petersburg.It won’t just be chums at that site. NSRAA has a permit to release 200,000 Chinook smolt there. Reifenstuhl said they don’t plan to produce those kings in Kake, because of the water quality in Gunnuk Creek, but will bring those fish over from Hidden Falls. He thinks those kings will have two benefits.“It will be good for the community of Kake,” Reifenstuhl said. “And two, we think that having a different release site, or this new release site, it may benefit trollers better than it did at Hidden Falls, that same production at Hidden Falls.” Other kings making it past the troll fleet to return to Gunnuk Creek could be caught by anglers in the community.Both Parady and Reifenstuhl said they’d rather not disclose the terms of the sale.“We got it for what we thought it was worth considering we have to invest $2.5 million,” said Reifenstuhl.The hatchery in Kake started in 1973 as a high school project. Community members formed a non-profit and incorporated in 1976.Dave Ohmer is plant manager at the Trident facility in Petersburg. His company has the cost recovery contract to catch NSRAA chums at Southeast Cove. He thinks the Gunnuk Creek purchase is good news on multiple fronts.“There were jobs out there for a long time and activity, seasonal jobs for locals and things like that and with the closure that was lost,” Ohmer said. “I think just having more economic activity and job opportunities is fantastic. For NSRAA it gives them another site to be able to incubate and do some things and take brood stock and for fishermen, not directly with the buying of the hatchery facility, but just as Southeast Cove grows as a site for returning fish it’s going to be excellent for people here in central Southeast and trollers or fishermen out of Kake.”The first young salmon are expected to go in the water at Gunnuk Creek in 2018.Share this story:
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Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Chevrolet Silverado “Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” says GM North America CEO, Alan Batey, as he introduced the red LT Trailboss to cheers and whistles from the Chevy truck faithful. In fact, the event takes on the feel of a rally or revival meeting complete with video of hard-working Americans with their equally hardworking and loyal Chevy trucks. “How many of you have a name for their truck?” cries Batey as several hundred hands reached for the sky. “Now, how many of you have named your iPhones?”Over the last hundred years, Chevrolet has built more than 85 million pickup trucks, and the new Silverado has reportedly been shaped by feedback from more than 7,000 owners. It’s certainly a departure from the squared-off, blocky shape we’ve grown accustomed to. A sleek and swoopy form that’s obviously derived from the mid-size Colorado, the Silverado is all-new from the ground up. “It’s strong,” says Batey. “It’s modern. But it’s instantly recognizable as a Chevy truck.”The familiar grille is retained, but it’s now flanked by narrower projector headlamps with LED strips. Dressing up the side profile is a sharp character line that flows downward from the curvier wheel arches to the front door. As before, the rear bumper features a handy inset step for easier access to the box. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado made a grand entrance at the Texas Motor Speedway. We’ll find out more at the Detroit auto show in January. See More Videos RELATED TAGSChevroletSilveradoPickup TruckNews FORT WORTH, Texas – The infield at Texas Motor Speedway is a panoply of Chevy Trucks; a colourful gathering of enthusiast and museum vehicles spanning a hundred years of pickup truck output. 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The manufacturer is rather stingy with the details, claiming only that the new truck made use of “advanced manufacturing” and “mixed materials” for a significant reduction in total weight and improved performance and efficiency. Nowhere is there any mention of aluminum – not surprising, given Chevrolet’s very public criticism of Ford’s new bodies and beds. But in order to compete in the never-ending quest for lightness, Chevrolet has almost certainly used at least some aluminum, if not in the bed, then probably in some of the body panels or suspension components.One of eight trims available when the Silverado launches, the Trailboss builds on the off-road Z71 and adds a two-inch factory lift kit. As for powertrains, Chev claims there will be an “expanded range offered” which will probably include the current 6.2-litre V8 and new 10-speed automatic transmission now available in the Tahoe and Suburban.
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David Korevaar, the Helen and Peter Weil Professor of Piano, College of Music, will deliver a unique Distinguished Research Lecture on Feb. 24 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Grusin Music Hall with a reception to follow. His presentation will feature a combination performance and talk entitled “The score is alive…with the sound of music.”If you goWho: University affiliatesWhat: “The score is alive . . . with the sound of music”When: Friday, Feb. 24, 4 to 5:45 p.m.Where: Imig Music, Grusin Music HallCost: FreeRegistration is requested for this event. Reception to follow.Register nowKorevaar, one of two recipients of CU Boulder’s 2016 Distinguished Research Lectureship, presents a lecture performance that focuses on the process of translating notes on the page into music that comes alive for the listener. Beginning with Chopin’s familiar “Ballade No. 3” as an example of how a performance grows from the contexts that surround it, the lecture will move on to Korevaar’s discovery of the Italian composer Luigi Perrachio’s (1883–1966) music for the piano and how he approaches translating into sound music which, though 100 years old, has no performing tradition attached to it. Bringing the discussion to living composers, Korevaar will showcase his work on some recent pieces by his longtime friend, American composer Lowell Liebermann.Korevaar began his piano studies at age 6 in San Diego with Sherman Storr (a College of Music alumnus), and at age 13 he became a student of the great American virtuoso Earl Wild. By age 20 he had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he continued his studies with Wild and studied composition with David Diamond. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School with Abbey Simon. Another important mentor and teacher was French pianist Paul Doguereau, who had been a student of Egon Petri, and who had studied the music of Fauré and Debussy with Roger-Ducasse (a pupil of Fauré’s), and the music of Ravel with the composer.Korevaar has recorded prolifically, most recently releasing a critically acclaimed CD of works by Chopin, and has collaborated with College of Music colleague Chas Wetherbee on a CD of music by Tibor Harsányi—a recording that was inspired by earlier research in the College of Music’s Howard Waltz Library. He has recorded Bach’s music extensively, including the Six Partitas, both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Goldberg Variations.His scholarly work has included collaborations with College of Music theory professor Daphne Leong on the interactions between performance and analysis, as well as a collaboration with College of Music professor Laurie Sampsel on the contents and provenance of the library’s Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection—the source of today’s Perrachio rarities. Published: Feb. 10, 2017 Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 27, 2020 Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate just how important it is for health care facilities in our communities to have the funding and resources they need to effectively support the populations they serve. Complete and accurate census data help make this possible.Together with data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, census data also allow scientists and health care experts to model the potential impact of an emerging health threat. This powerful tool enables them to anticipate needs and advise the nation’s policymakers on the expected demand for resources.All of this information—made possible when we complete the census—is critical to helping the nation get ahead of our biggest challenges. For Colorado, an accurate census count could also mean an additional representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.Now more than ever, your response to the 2020 census matters. Respond today, and make sure your family, friends and neighbors respond too.You can respond by visiting the census website, or by calling 844-330-2020. It’s easy and typically takes about 10 minutes.StudentsEven if you have returned home from your Boulder residence, your parent(s) or guardian(s) should not count you in their response. If they have, and you normally live off-campus in Boulder, you should still respond.On-campus residentsStudents who normally lived in residence halls or campus housing during the academic year do not need to complete the census survey. CU Boulder Community Living staff is working with the Census Bureau to count you.Off-campus residentsStudents who normally live in a non-CU owned apartment or house, alone or with roommates, should preferably complete the census survey as a household, and can do so now in one of three ways: online (preferred), by phone or by mail.Whatever method you choose, be sure to use your normal address—where you usually live while you are enrolled as a student at CU Boulder.Your survey response should include everyone else who normally lives in your household. If you are not sure about your roommate’s information or can’t verify whether your roommate has already responded, please respond for the entire household to the best of your ability. The Census Bureau has tools to avoid duplicate responses and would rather receive duplicates than miss you or your roommate entirely.If you are not in Boulder now to retrieve your mail, you can still respond to an online survey via the census website, or by calling, toll-free, 844-330-2020. It’s easy and typically takes about 10 minutes.Other important informationInternational and undocumented students should be counted at their on- or off-campus residences as described above. Federal law protects the privacy of census responses, and they can only be used to produce statistics.All students should inform their parent(s) or guardian(s) not to count them in their survey unless they live with their parent(s) or guardian(s) for most of the year.Faculty and staff are also encouraged to complete the survey.Learn more about Census 2020 at CU Boulder and why it is important to make sure your voice is heard.Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community