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Sustainability Snapshot: Anne Paterson

Meet this month’s “Sustainability Snapshot,” Anne Paterson, and learn more about her efforts to live sustainably. Anne moved from Washington, D.C. to Denver, CO in 2013. She then made the move up the hill to Evergreen with her family in 2015. Anne works for a non-profit river conservation organization called American Rivers. https://www.americanrivers.org/. What inspired you to adopt more [MORE...]

By |2021-01-31T21:05:01-07:00January 27th, 2021|Sustainability Snapshots|0 Comments

All the Things & Lessons From the Garden

Since my kids started school again in a tenuous, uncertain year, I find myself getting sucked into the vortex again. You know the one: the busy vortex, the “more more more” and “do do do” and “must have” vortex that cultural norms in our Westernized developed capitalist country beckon us to follow. Er, maybe I should be easier on [MORE...]

Moving Hope Into Action to Create a Sustainable Future

I am probably not alone in having found myself re-prioritizing my values during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis. With the sudden “lockdown” and panic for supplies, my zero waste and environmental convictions seemed to fly out the window. I became more concerned about getting whatever toilet paper and groceries  I could get my hands on, and less concerned [MORE...]

By |2020-10-21T04:48:18-06:00May 8th, 2020|Recycling, Composting, Zero Waste|0 Comments

Gardening with Dave: The Biochar Experiment

Not sure what piqued my interest in using biochar in my garden until I researched the subject on the internet to find numerous articles praising the idea. First a bit of background before I describe the experiment that I am working on. The following excerpt is from the U.S. Biochar Initiative (USBI): “Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from [MORE...]

By |2020-10-18T09:43:41-06:00April 13th, 2020|Composting, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening|0 Comments

What Does Zero Waste Have to Do with Minimalism?

This summer, our Zero Waste Heroes spent countless hours volunteering their time and energy to help divert over 300lbs of waste from landfills into compost and recycling during events like The Triple Bypass and Boogie at the Barn. But perhaps more importantly, our Zero Waste Heroes helped to educate folks. We often talk to people about the number of plastics [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:28:49-07:00September 5th, 2018|Zero Waste, Mindfulness & Minimalism|0 Comments
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