Green Festival Speakers
The Honorable Alice Madden
Alice Madden serves as Governor Ritters Climate Change Coordinator. In that role, she is coordinating efforts, both public and private, to meet the green house gas reduction goals set forth in Colorados Climate Action Plan. She is a Senior Fellow on Climate Change for the Center for American Progress, located in Washington, DC. Alice earned her bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in 1981 and her law degree from CU Law in 1989.She started her career in the high tech industry and then practiced law for 10 years before running for office. Alice served in the legislature from 2000 to 2008 and was the House Majority Leader for the last four of those years. She is widely recognized as the architect of the progressive takeover of the State House in 2004. Among her accomplishments is helping establish Colorado as a leader in what is widely now called the New Energy Economy. She was instrumental on energy issues, including passing legislation in 2007 that doubled the states renewable energy standard. Alice garnered a reputation as a lawmaker who could unite opposing parties and find common ground and commonsense solutions.