[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 158 (2012), Part 10]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page 13433]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



                            HON. JARED POLIS

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, August 2, 2012

  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness and privilege that I 
honor one of my constituents, Mr. Daniel Friedlander, who died on 
Monday, July 9, 2012. Dan was born on February 3, 1945, in Chicago. He 
received a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago 
and spent the last years of his life as Principal at CleanTech 
Solutions in Boulder, Colorado.
   Known for his environmental activism and art, Dan was an incredible 
resource for the Boulder community. He spent his life focused on 
building start-up businesses that moved information technology into the 
21st century. Using his expertise, he later shifted his focus on our 
growing enivornmental crises and sought to marry his long history of 
activism with his professional life with his position as Principal at 
CleanTech Solutions. He engaged his community by creating the Shanahan 
Neighbors for Climate Action, a neighborhood group intent on becoming 
more aware of how lifestyle changes can make a significant and positive 
impact on the environment and each other.
   Beyond his successful career and activism, Dan was also a gifted 
artist. He worked with clay tiles to create extremely unique pieces 
that he described as the unity of his conscious and unconscious.
   Dan was a dedicated father, husband and friend. I am privileged to 
have known his family including his wife, Diane Rosenthal, and his two 
sons, Michael Friedlander and David Friedlander. It has been an honor 
to consider Dan my friend and I know that he will be missed by the 
countless people who considered him a friend.