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Sustainability Snapshot: Nancy Hiester

Meet March's Sustainability Snapshot ESA Action council member Nancy Hiester.  Nancy grew up in NJ but has been in Colorado for more than 40 years.  Nancy has a consulting practice named 'Paintbrush Consulting' and has two kids.  She has been protecting the earth since she was young and continues her sustainability practices today.  Read about her sustainability practices below. What [MORE...]

By |2021-02-26T19:24:16-07:00February 26th, 2021|Sustainability Snapshots|0 Comments

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...]

Take the “Choose to Refuse” Plastic-Free Challenge this Month!

How’s your plastic-free July going? Here are some tips and tricks for avoiding single-use plastic* and spreading the word: Food & Drink I carry my reusable water bottle everywhere, and I always have a reusable coffee mug on hand in case a coffee craving hits. I’ll often put extras in my car just in case, along with my reusable bags. [MORE...]

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
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