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Thursday, June 20,2013

EPA under pressure to protect pollinators

Beekeepers and environmental groups make a big buzz with lawsuit against agency

By Jessie Lucier
Boulder-area beekeeper Tom Theobald, three other beekeepers from around the country and five environmental organizations filed a joint lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s alleged failure to protect bees and other pollinators from systemic neonicotinoid pesticides, which are commonly applied in the U.S.
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Thursday, June 20,2013

Reskill yourself

Old skills become new skills as locals become more self-sufficient

By Jessie Lucier
Following in the footsteps of their grandparents, an increasing number of people are expanding their sustainable living education and learning the skills needed to tackle projects such as growing and preserving more of their own food, making cheese and keeping chickens and bees.
Thursday, May 30,2013

Locally grown superfood

All a Coloradan needs to know about asparagus

By Jessie Lucier
For Front Range gardeners, nature lovers, foodies and road runners, the mark of spring may be better indicated by the first sighting of wild asparagus sprouting up beside roadways, in irrigation ditches and along fences than whether or not Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in early February.
Thursday, April 25,2013

Putting your money where your meal is

New philanthropic fund aims to invest in local food system

By Jessie Lucier
A nonprofit fund called Soil Trust, which will be officially launched at Slow Money’s upcoming National Gathering in Boulder on April 29 and 30, aims to enable local citizens to up the food sustainability ante and put their money where their meal is — or, rather, where it comes from.
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Thursday, March 28,2013

Road race training for the green, lean and seasoned

Experts offer advice as the running season gets under way

By Jessie Lucier
As spring moved in with warmer temperatures and budding flowers, it also brought a noticeable increase in runners hitting the trails and roadways to up their endurance, pace and distance. Yes, Boulderites, the first wave of 2013 road races is upon us..
Wednesday, March 13,2013

Special Needs: Equal opportunity sporting

Kids who are differently abled play, recreate and connect through adaptive sports camps and programs

By Jessie Lucier
Schmid explains that many public physical education programs are without the budget to provide the equipment and staff needed for disabled kids to participate in many activities and, because of the lack of resources, many of these kids are left sitting on the sidelines. He also notes that the cost of a low-end handcycle starts at $2,000.
Wednesday, March 13,2013

Outdoor: Making the connection

Nature camps instill wonder and stewardship through natural exploration and unstructured play

By Jessie Lucier
With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Hungry for a smarter food system

Organizations strive to alleviate food waste, hungry families

By Jessie Lucier
At 8:30 a.m. on a chilly December morning outside of Community Food Share, a local food bank just off of Highway 119, people of all shapes, sizes and colors line up with shopping carts waiting for the doors to open so they can acquire the groceries needed to feed their families for the week.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Getting smarter about sustainability

CU, Naropa students demand more sustainable policies and practices from their schools

By Jessie Lucier
On Earth Day in 1970, a group of dedicated students on the University of Colorado Boulder campus did something unprecedented. They created the first-ever student-facilitated and -organized environmental center.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Stocking stuffers that make a difference

By Jessie Lucier
Stocking stuffers can sometimes contribute to the arguably unfestive aspects of the holiday season.
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