My name is Betsy Moszeter, and my primary position is as Chief Operating Officer of Green Alpha Advisors, LLC. I am also on the Board of Directors for The Alliance Center, because I’m a firm believer that all of my time must be devoted to creating a more sustainable economy that everyone can participate in equitably.
My vision for a sustainable future is one where we take advantage of the increasingly rapid pace of innovation to create solutions that de-risk us from our worst current problems. We need to apply economic growth quickly, and in the right areas to ensure solutions are deployed at a scale and speed commensurate with the problems we now face. I believe that a sustainable future will rest on four pillars:
- massive productivity and efficiency gains that ensure we can create quality outputs from fewer inputs
- the sourcing of materials nearly exclusively from waste-to-value practices instead of using primary geological sources as the majority of our inputs
- all production and consumption powered by renewable energies
- an economy driven by far more equitable ownership of these fantastic new means of production.
I work with and believe in The Alliance Center because they are using their strengths to help Colorado and organizations around the country create a sustainable future. There are too many ways in which they are working toward a sustainable future to list here, so I’ll simply include a few of my favorites:
By renovating a warehouse that was initially built in 1908, and making it into one that is state-of-the-art LEED-certified, they have both saved a gem that beautifies downtown Denver and created a co-working space whose operations don’t contribute to the global systemic risks caused by an increasingly warmer climate and resource scarcity.
In addition to the building itself, the fact that the tenants they support are all mission-aligned is incredibly impressive. There are amazing synergies being realized every day by putting mission-driven individuals and organizations in close proximity to each other, in a way that allows them to communicate throughout each day.
In addition, The Alliance Center’s programming is truly outstanding, on both the volume on which they’re executing over 300 events annually, that over 10,000 members of the community attend and the high quality ways in which they’re delivering critical inspiration and education centered on creating a sustainable future.
I’m also always amazed by how seriously The Alliance Center takes its responsibility to assist other organizations, to make their learning curves easier and shorter. One example of this is The Alliance Center’s Direct Current Microgrid Project. Not only is The Alliance Center doing the design, testing, and measurement to determine if microgrids are a more effective way to power an office space like theirs, they are also putting huge amounts of time and expertise into documenting everything they do along the way, so that they can publish a manual for other organizations to adopt the winning aspects of the process, while avoiding the pitfalls.
I’m proud to support The Alliance Center as we work toward a sustainable future. Will you join me in supporting the crucial work of this organization? Click here to support The Alliance Center.
Written by Betsy Moszeter, member of The Alliance Board of Directors