Most Denverites are familiar with the concept of sustainability, and Denver's culinary scene is quite eco-conscious. From homegrown chains like Chipotle to higher-end dining options, the Mile High City is full of restaurants that look for locally grown food sources that have minimal environmental im ... More >>
If you're emerging from the 4/20 haze without much cash, we've got you covered. You can learn to knit, watch a cartoon and comedy show, or visit the springtime flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens all for free this week. Know of other bargains? Share them in our comments section below, and check ... More >>
Our Juneteenth Music Festival slide show depicts the fun and frolic associated with this venerable Denver event, which took place on Saturday. But afterward, there were a lot fewer smiles, and a lot more crinkled noses, because the streets where the fest took place were still piled with trash until ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, the River North-area site of the High Times Cannabis Cup was left trashed after the event throughout Earth Day, irritating neighbors and putting a black mark on the cannabis community. A group of volunteers and a cleaning crew from the Exdo Center, where the event took plac ... More >>
William Breathes's post about the area left trashed on Earth Day in the wake of this past weekend's High Times Cannabis Cup drew a huge response from our readers. Fingers of blame were pointed out promoters, organizers and venue supervisors -- but this comment focuses on attendees, as well as fans o ... More >>
Update below: The High Times Cannabis Cup left a cloud of haze in the air that had all but disappeared by Sunday night, after the event closed. Unfortunately, the trash didn't dissipate as easily, and by Monday afternoon -- Earth Day -- hundreds of pounds of junk was still sitting out in an open, un ... More >>
How do you commemorate Earth Day? By planting a tree? Cleaning up around a park? Biking to work instead of driving your car? Kissing the ground your beloved walks on? Whatever your celebration of choice, we suggest you supplement it with a little laughter courtesy of the following Earth Day-centric ... More >>
Celebrate Earth Day 2013 while the sun is still shining! Today's Earth Day also marks the third anniversary for Denver Bike Sharing, which launched Denver's B-cycle system on April 22, 2010. To get the day rolling, Denver B-cycle is offering annual memberships at a discounted annual rate of $59 thro ... More >>
It's the sixth anniversary of the Denver Five -- a collaborative dining project from some of Denver's most reputable chefs. And the crew is celebrating tonight with a Five @ Five dinner featuring five paired courses from Matt Selby, Sean Yontz, Ian Kleinman, Kevin Morrison and Jorel Pierce. The loca ... More >>
Whether you're broke after a weekend of partying or simply a frugal, responsible adult who likes to go out for free, there's plenty in Denver to do this week that won't cost a dime. Choose to learn about green energy at the annual Earth Day celebration, watch a series of free form short films, and/o ... More >>
Yes, weed is now legal in Colorado. And yes, this weekend is the giant 4/20 celebration. But that doesn't mean that all the fun will be in Civic Center Park.From an alternative 4/20 celebration with music and comedy to Record Store Day to a free theater performance, this weekend is full of events th ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we take a closer look at what the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden has accomplished over the last 35 years -- and how bright its future appears to be as it pushes forward with a massive expansion. For the piece, we spoke with Denis Hayes, an early directo ... More >>
It could be a holdover from Earth Day -- or even 4/20. This week we spotted many people on the street sporting the color green. But more savvy fashionistas looked to film or music for inspiration.
Because this planet's the only one we've got for the time being, you can never really celebrate Earth Day enough. But there's no rule that says you have to be all self-righteous and earnest or even new-agey about paying homage to Gaia. It's okay to have fun, too, and that's the reason for tonight's ... More >>
Denver's regional recycling plant is not a good place to lose your car keys. It is, however, a good place to get rid of old cartons. After five years spent educating the city not to do just that, Denver Public Works announced today that it now has the capability to recycle more containers than just ... More >>
This weekend is all about the green. Whether you're into partying with the sort-of legal kind at the countless 4/20 events on Friday or celebrating the less controversial plants at Earth Day parties on Sunday, we've got it all in one place for less than $10. And beyond the things that grow in the gr ... More >>
Long ago, before hippies like Al Gore co-opted it with their environmentalist liberal agenda, Earth Day was a time for honest, hard-working Americans like you and me to celebrate our dominance over the planet we call home, which, as everyone knows, was awarded to us by God pretty early on in the Bib ... More >>
It seems to some of us Gen Xers that celebrating Earth Day -- and any other holiday -- just ain't the same as it used to be back in our decade of Smashing Pumpkins, store-bought tie-dye sundresses and lesbian chic. But if we learned anything from surviving the '90s, it's that trends are fluid -- we ... More >>
Last night on Jeopardy!, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame was immortalized by Alex Trebek. During Final Jeopardy, the contestants were posed with an answer in the category of singers: "On the eve of Earth Day, he became the first performer inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame." The correct r ... More >>
Ietef Cavem Vita, aka DJ Cavem Moetivation, worked the crowd at Artopia, he says, for at least the last four years. But he won't be there tomorrow because he has more important work to do: Today he flies out of Denver on a trip that will eventually land him in Uganda, where he's traveling as a Bold ... More >>
See where this is going?For all those who give pom-pom critters for birthdays, feel an urge to stick googly eyes on everything or just occasionally get a twitch to fold some origami, we bring you "Gettin' Crafty" where we feature a craft you can easily make with minimal supplies and limited f ... More >>
You're a wine lover. You love our planet. So how many bottles of organic wine did you drink on Earth Day? Oh, yeah, that's right -- zero. And if our guess is correct, it's not because you didn't want to; it's because you had no idea how to drink organic wine. Getting to the straight-up truth ... More >>
In honor of Earth Day, participating Starbucks stores are giving free brewed coffee or tea, hot or iced, to everyone who brings in a reusable mug or tumbler. But the big news today is the return of Alfalfa's to the same Boulder location at 1651 Broadway where the store first opened in 1983. ... More >>
While most people ostensibly make their resolutions, to keep or forget, on New Year's Day. But I think it makes more sense to save them for Earth Day and resolve to take doable ecological steps with an infinitely more likely capacity for follow-through. I also think it's something to celebrat ... More >>
Colorado's got its green on good, and the success of Denver B-cycle offers major proof that metro area pedal-pushers welcome the opportunity to get out of their cars and onto the city streets. The city's member-supported bike sharing program, now in its second year, will appropriately celebra ... More >>
It's April 20; do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.
Get your marijuana-infused celebrating done on 4/20 tomorrow, since two days later, on Earth Day, there apparently won't be much to light up about. According to new research, indoor marijuana cultivation -- i.e., the kind that accounts for the vast majority of medical marijuana sold in Color ... More >>
Whether you're more excited about getting your grub on circa April 20 -- the worldwide official day celebrating all things cannabinoid -- or April 22, Earth Day, there are plenty of food-related events taking place around town. Here's what's on the menu:
A damn sight more interesting than trees.It's now officially spring, and with it today comes Earth Day, the day when we thank nature for not being so goddamned cold for the next few months by planting a tree and then getting into our cars, guzzling cash-crop coffee out of Styrofoam containers ... More >>
We can't even count the number of times we've stood agonizing over our decision in front of the seafood case, pondering the conundrum of farm-raised versus wild-caught salmon and whether our choice of tilapia or ahi grade tuna or fat silver prawns is going to single-handedly have an effect on ... More >>
Help the Colorado State Parks system today, April 22, by shopping at a local Sprouts Farmers Market.This is the final day of Sprouts's "Stand Up for State Parks!" program, during which the Colorado markets will match $1, $2 or $5 donations made to Colorado State Parks. For information, go to www.sp ... More >>
Some timely Earth Day news for you: V.G. Burgers, the vegetarian fast-food joint in Boulder, has completed its move, reopening two days ago at its new 1650 Broadway location. The store is open from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. daily, and can be reached at 303-440-2400.
There's an Earth Day party brewing right where you might not expect one: deep in the heart of Cherry Creek North, which was designed strictly for high-end consumers and consuming. But as pointed out by Myrna Hayutin of Gallery M, 2830 E. 3rd Avenue -- where the independent film Lubie Love: The Movie ... More >>
We've got the music in us. Today in Backbeat Online: • 2009 Westword Music Showcase revealed. • Rowboat on the radio today. • The mysterious reappearance of John Baxter. Today in Cafe Society: • Breaking ground on Earth Day. • Mix it up at Trios Enoteca on Sunday. • Ask the Readers: Ch ... More >>
Go Organic!, a comprehensive organic food education group, wants you to eat better. It also wants to help you learn why you should, and what "eating better" means. So in conjunction with King Soopers, Go Organic is offering a coupon book that can be picked up at stores, or by calling 1-800-446-6742. ... More >>
So it’s a beautiful Wednesday in the early evening and I’m sitting in a traffic jam at a gas station. I’ve already been here ten minutes, idling, creeping forward, jockeying for positions at the next available pump. Don’t even think about it, lady. No, no, no – Shit! I’m thinking about r ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Timeless tunes, a pirate shirt and a large cougar on the prowl are just a few of the highlights of this New York Dolls show review.
Slide show of the CU solar house as well as other houses from the 2007 Solar Decathalon. Just in time for Earth Day, the 2007 University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team is opening their house up for tours from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight. A team of CU architecture and engineering students spent two years ... More >>
Green is in at this Earth Day celebration.
Ye olde square Denver Public Library has been upping its hipness quotient lately, what with all those fancy cooking classes and frequent media appearances of that strange leafy coat (designed by staffer Chris Loffelmacher) that Mayor Hickenlooper donned for Earth Day. The DPL's latest marketing move ... More >>
Make as many jokes as you like, but thanks to one Al Gore head-turning moment, Earth Day’s suddenly become important again. So what will you be doing about it? Here are a few suggestions on how to jump-start your social consciousness. In LoDo Ground Zero, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and ... More >>
Celebrate Earth Day the right way at these area events.