Denver's plate is loaded with activities for kids and adults alike, ranging from classes where little chefs can learn professional skills to the big event of the week, the Big Eat. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary menu.... See also: Pizza and beer: A match made in heaven -- or som ... More >>
By some act of alchemy, Chipotle has done it again. In 2011, Back to the Start -- a short film about the immense error of factory farming and the necessity of a sustainable farming system -- established the homegrown Chipotle chain as a model of these beliefs. Last week, Chipotle issued another powe ... More >>
Go Green Warehouse works with two different missions in mind: to help the environment by providing upcycled and reusable building materials and appliances for home improvement projects, while raising funds to aid veterans in making a positive impact in their own communities. "To explain it quickly ... More >>
All season, gangs of predominantly twentysomethings have been invading local farms each month, expanding vegetable beds, weeding and planting orchards. "It's like a flashmob, but for gardening," says Laurie Schneyer, organizer of Denver Crop Mob and a volunteer with Slow Food Denver. The seeds for ... More >>
How did Ietef Cavem Vita, otherwise known in these parts as DJ Cavem Moetavation, spend his summer? Under the sun, it turns out: shoveling dirt and planting seeds, growing greens and teaching kids. A food-justice advocate and proponent of mixing up the beats of hip-hop with the kind of backya ... More >>
A mighty stylin' solar irrigation pump. In a nutshell, a completely sustainable nutshell, the idea behind Design for the Other 90%, a traveling exhibition from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, has to do with the impact of good design on developing populations who must usually make do ... More >>
The massive Better Denver bonds project that voters approved in 2007 has resulted in one much better Denver Animal Shelter, replacing an almost forty-year-old pound that was definitely a dog. And when it celebrates its official opening tomorrow, it will also celebrate one of the city's great ... More >>
Marissa GavelMembers of the "Going Green Living Bling" panel discussion BROWN SUGA YOUTH FESTIVAL 04.30.11 | Crossroads Theater This year's Brown Suga Youth Festival marked the third year that Cavem Moetivation (aka Ietef Vita) and his wife Neambe brought the community together in the name of the ... More >>
Cavem Moetavation is one of the hardest hustlers in the hip-hop scene. Not only is he more than proficient on the microphone, he has perfected the balance between art and activism. It's his mission to teach folks how to eat and engage the community, and this year's Brown Suga Festival will be ... More >>
The documentary What's Organic About Organic? is being screened at various places around the metro area, including the Mercury Cafe tonight. I caught the film at the Nomad last night, at an event that was a Boulder local-food orgy: surprisingly good turnip green pesto on baguette and duck co ... More >>
Hot off the heels of the announcement made by Naked Pizza that it'll bust into the Mile High market comes word from another green pizza chain that Denver's its next stop: Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Pizza Fusion will open its first restaurant in Denver in May, in conjunction with Colorado ... More >>
9NewsA short time ago, 9News reports, Betsy Long, who was accused of causing a July crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Regarding the last charge, Long re ... More >>
Most locals know Coolerado, the Denver AC company, solely from noticing the factory name as they drive east on I-70. But according to Slate, Coolerado is more than a quirky name. It's also a groundbreaking tech operation that symbolizes the opportunities and challenges of the new global econo ... More >>
Betsy Long.Elizabeth "Betsy" Long is accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on I-25 and causing a crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps. It's a far cry from the portrait of Long presented by GreenEdgeDenver.com, a site designed to promote environmental ... More >>
A Flickr photoYou can get it all on the Venice boardwalk -- even your medicine. Did you know that today is officially Colorado Loves California Day? No joke. Well, actually, it sorta is one. This is the second year that Colorado has proclaimed its lust for the Golden State -- the idea being ... More >>
The Governor's Energy Office will consider a protest by a nonprofit agency into the state's decision to award a $9 million weatherization grant to a rival organization. Rocky Mountain SER, which provides training and jobs for disadvantaged segments of the population, complained after GEO ann ... More >>
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was back in Colorado today, August 4, touring a Longmont solar panel company as a way of pushing the Obama administration's vision of a clean energy economy. But that vision, which involves collecting abundant solar power from a procession of solar farms ... More >>
The skys the limit for this eco-friendly roofing option.
Its easy being green at Denvers first-ever Green Festival.
Talk about bad timing. In May 2007, local real estate developer Nichols Partnership Inc. broke ground on Spire, its ambitious 42-story Denver condominium project (the tallest residential tower built in this region in decades). Two months later, the mortgage crisis sent world's financial markets int ... More >>
This Hip Tip was originally published in the February 17-23, 1988 issue of Westword. Now, twenty years later, a look at the bright side means hoping that the environment (and its new energy economy) will be great for (ending) the recession.
He came, he saw, he said a lot of no-shit stuff. Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and caustic foreign affairs mouthpiece for the New York Times, dropped by the Republic of Boulder last night to pimp for his latest and greatest, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Re ... More >>
The last time this state's economy went bust, Colorado fought its way back by constructing Denver International Airport. That's not going to be an option this time, Governor Bill Ritter said as he walked along DIA's Concourse B Thursday, off on a fast (less than 24-hour) trip to the East Coast to br ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter was at the last day of the National Western Stock Show, taking in the rodeo with his family (Ritter was one of twelve kids, all raised on a farm in eastern Aurora) -- and enjoying a few light moments before the hard work of the week ahead. When a steer broke free of his handlers ... More >>
Earthworks Expo demystifies the eco-revolution.
Krisana Park celebrates environmentalism.
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