Return to Rural Small Farms, Hard Work, and Local Food

Boulder, Colorado is often in the news for being happy, healthy, and crazy about all things local—but not often does news coverage dive into policy efforts that underlie that hearty sheen. One key: initiatives by the county government to support a local food system.

How Green Is Your Home?

As concerns about climate change and the wider environment continue to become more pressing, the need to ensure your household is as green as possible has never been greater. Each of us has an impact on the environment, known as our carbon footprint.

3 ways you can become a smarter shopper that helps the environment

Updated: January 2nd, 2019We live in a world where shopping encourages people to throw things away without even thinking twice about the environmental impact. Simple things like a plastic bag that is used to carry goods from the local grocery store will be disposed as waste within a couple of hours and then taken to …

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Ways Buildings Can Be Greener ~ Inoperable Windows and Efficient Lighting

Standing at two ends of the sustainability spectrum, inoperable windows and efficient lighting seem to represent opposite ends of the conversation vis-a-vis sustainable practices.

6 Eco-Friendly Tips for Managing Your Finances

Updated: January 2nd, 2019If you maintain a monthly budget, you probably have checked over the financial health of your accounts sometime in the past month.  But when is the last time you checked on the environmental health of your accounts? Many of us do not think about the ways in which our day-to-day financial transactions …

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Agree to disagree; because we still need to take action on climate change!

Updated: February 16th, 2019Take action on climate change – Conspiracy theorists continue to dismiss the threat of climate change, despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that increases in the Earth’s average temperature has been impacted by human interference. The Earth’s average temperature has increased naturally over time, however it has increased exponentially since the industrial revolution and …

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Give Your Garden an Eco-Makeover Try this

Updated: January 2nd, 2019You’re desire for some garden innovation – but what of the environmental impact? Under every major renovation is the cost to our eco-system. It’s a price that’s making an increasing number of people uncomfortable. There’s smog on the streets, fracking threatening the countryside and pressure groups denying the existence of climate change. Do you …

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3 Eco Resolutions Any Family Can Keep to Live Greener Life

3 Eco Resolutions Any Family Can Keep to Live Greener Life

This year, make a resolution to keep your resolutions. Whether you’re hoping to make changes in your body (lose those 10 pounds!), your mind (finally learn Chinese!) or your home (start recycling!), begin by creating a realistic list of goals for 2012.