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Nominate a Deserving Jefferson County Woman for the 2020 "Unsung Heroine" or "Shattered Glass" Award Click HERE for details.
Our Keynote Speaker was: Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera!
Colorado's Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera was the perfect keynote speaker for the 4th Annual Jeffco International Women's Day. In 2019 we are focused on women's health, and Ms. Primavera has comprehensive knowledge and personal experience in this area.
Dianne is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care. She was great!
Our Title Sponsor was SCL Health Lutheran!Lutheran Medical Center is a community-based, 338-bed acute-care hospital located in Wheat Ridge, CO. Local and national ratings organizations regularly recognize Lutheran for clinical excellence, patient safety and patient experience.
Lutheran’s premier services include a five-star birthing center, Heart and Neurovascular Center, robotic surgery, Primary Stroke Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orthopedics, a Level III Trauma Center and emergency services including the first Senior Emergency Room in Colorado. Senior-focused services also include Senior Behavioral Health and a Senior Surgery Center. Lutheran operations include West Pines, Lutheran Hospice and Bridges Health and Wellness. Lutheran Medical Center received Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award in 2018, placing it among the top 1 percent in the nation for overall clinical excellence.
To learn more, visit www.lutheranmedicalcenter.org.
Our City Sponsor was the City of Golden!
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant.
By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth. Today, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. It's a modern town with old west flair!
Why are the IX Power Foundation and IX Power Clean Water involved in International Women's Day?
Water and the treatment of Women (and other disadvantaged peoples) - they are at the intersection of the world's most pressing issues. The IX Power companies have dedicated their corporate missions to helping improve the future of both.
Here's one part of the situation to start putting the whole picture in perspective!
In 80% of households without close access to water, the responsibility falls on women and girls
to fetch and carry it. Around the world, females spend 200 million hours per day getting and water for their households. In poorer nations, they walk an average of nearly four miles per day
for it. The time and energy used to access clean water perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Hours
spent retrieving water means hours not working or studying. A study in Tanzania showed a
12% increase in attendance when water could be found within 15 minutes of more remote
A further concern is the danger involved. In areas like Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the border between Afghanistan and Iran, water is not only a source of discord, it is dangerous for women to make the trek to water sources each day. In addition to potential conflict between factions, there are risks of physical or sexual assault. Fetching water may, in fact, be truly dangerous. There is also the physical toll of carrying water. Jerry cans are used, each of which holds an average of five gallons and weighs 40 pounds. Women most often carry those containers on their heads, leading to serious injury to neck and spine, made worse when carried by young girls.
There are organizations that are trying to help these women. Concern Worldwide is one. They have a program that builds wells and boreholes in remote areas. They also ship water to areas stricken by drought. There are also a number of organizations that focus on bringing water
closer to impoverished areas. Information about those can be found here: https://www.classy.org/blog/nonprofits-address-global-water-crisis/
A not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, the IX Power Foundation was founded in 2012 to advance innovative technologies and organizations focused on improving the planet.
The Foundation's leading concern is clean water - assisting the promotion of technologies that can turn water contaminated by industry and resource extraction methods and turning it into clean "found" water that can be utilized by people, livestock and agriculture.
John Grizz Deal, CEO of the IX Power Clean Water, was recently interviewed on the "POWER HOUR" about the opportunities for produced water from oil & gas operations, and about the history and future of Small Modular (nuclear power) Reactors (SMRs).
Before taking the helm at IX Power Clean Water, Grizz was the CEO at Hyperion Power Generation, the first SMR company to present a new reactor design before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the 21st century.
To hear the broadcast, click HERE.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available this summer for small communities, ranches, and farms that have a problem with arsenic in their local drinking water via wells from contaminated groundwater.
The IX Power Foundation is offering assistance with the purchase of the IX Water Blü arsenic removal system. For more information, call 303-277-9520.
Check the map above to see if your area has a problem. Note that the states in the U.S. with substantial problems include: New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, parts of California, Alaska and more.
For information about these and additional subsidies that are available, Click Here.
The Foundation's work on water issues is augmented by a variety of interests and activities on a local, regional, and global scale.
All of our activities can be categorized into three main areas: