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  • Sustainable Eats in Breckenridge, CO: Lucha Colorado Cantina

    Everything at Lucha is thoughtful. From the multitude of gluten-free options (everything on the menu can be made gluten-free except the flour tortillas) to the fresh, steroid-free, hormone free- Red Bird chicken to homemade salsas to the assertive lack of hydrogenated oils and lard, every aspect of Lucha was a home run. More

  • Pay What You Can Organic Cafe

    We are incredibly lucky that we can afford to stock our pantry with healthy, organic foods. Unfortunately, there are a lot of folks that can’t swing the cost of organic produce or even afford fresh food at all. There’s a little cafe in Denver, Colorado that’s looking to change all that. More

  • Off Grid Solar Living: Lessons in Energy Efficiency

    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!  […] More

  • Is Collective Action Necessary for Radical Change? (PPB #26)

    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 […] More

  • River Deltas Sinking Around the World

    Major river deltas around the world are sinking. A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience concluded that 24 of 33 major river deltas around the world are sinking. Deltas are formed when rivers deposit the sediment that moving water loosened and carried from the riverbed. Dams and water diversions mean that less sediment […] More

  • Bottled Water Giant Nestle Wins Approval for Colorado Spring

    In recent years, Nestle has been hard fought by communities across the country over bottled water plants, as citizens are concerned that local aquifers will be depleted. From Washington to California, towns have been divided and long battles fought as the maker of Perrier, Poland Spring, S. Pellegrino, and Arrowhead bottled waters plans to expand. […] More

  • Rainwater Collection Now Legal for Some in Colorado; Still Illegal in Utah

    It seems insane to think that it would be illegal to have a rain barrel and practice rainwater collection, but that’s exactly what two new laws in Colorado have changed. Coloradans have broken the law to collect the water drops that fall from the sky because technically they do not own them. Durango resident Tom […] More

  • Earth Policy Institute: New Energy Economy Emerging in the United States

    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 […] More

  • Eat Local – Grow Local at the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair

    The ninth annual Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair features a new focus on local independent farms, food businesses, cooking and backyard gardening, thanks to local food advocates. In partnership with fellow non-profit, the Northern Colorado Local Living Economy Project, over forty booths and a dozen interactive workshops dedicated to food will be featured at the […] More

  • Pine Beetles Cross the Continental Divide

    [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 […] More