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Plastic microbeads are polluting waterways, and legislatures around the US, as well as some companies making these additives, are responding.
SolarCity announced on October 1st that it is going to install more than 5,000 solar panels on 14 schools across the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), already one of the ‘greenest’ school districts in the country.
It didn`t take longer than half an hour from opening before Colorado-based Xcel Energy had to close their Solar Rewards Community program for new applications.
I get a lot of people that ask me ‘What’s it like to live off the grid?’ I think a lot of people picture us huddled around a candle in darkened cabin in the middle of the woods. Well for the first couple weeks we moved into our home, that’s exactly what it was like! […]
Tim Hurst hits the nail on the head with his guest post on community solar gardens at ecopolitology: the current incarnation of the green movement tends to focus on individual action (particularly individual consumer action). Some changes require a group effort, though… as Tim notes: It would be great if everyone made the environmentally-rational decision […]
By Lester R. Brown As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by […]
Stock Up On Sustainability: Five Tips to Shop the Final Farmers Market and Eat Local All Winter (Recipe Included)
The sustainability mantra may be “less is more,” but there’s one exception when buying more makes green sense: shopping the last farmers’ markets. If you’re not gardening and growing your own produce, your local farmers’ market serves as your easy connection to one-stop local fare shopping. But as frosts linger and the cold winds start […]
[This piece is the first of two parts addressing the pine beetle epidemic in Colorado and what the mountain communities are doing about it. While the situation may seem bleak at the outset of this story, I promise some good news in part two before all is said and done.] Colorado has 1.7 million acres […]