"In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that." So said Mark Twain, and after the first historic week of the History Colorado Center, we have a quick correction: You may not be walking on Coors bottles.
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 >>
Leigh Cabell says the reason she put off trying to be an artist for so long is that she, like other people, was intimidated by the challenge of making it. "It's one of those things you want to do, but you're not sure you'll be good at," she explains. So, of course, she took up neuroscience. Because, ... More >>
The third annual EcoCreations opens tonight at Muse Gallery in Longmont. Seventeen artists were selected to display their work in this show, and it's all created entirely from recycled materials and found objects.
The KitchenThe glassware is ready -- but the kegs aren't.The Kitchen [Next Door], the next eatery in the family of restaurants that started with The Kitchen seven years ago, had been slated to open its doors this Thursday. But there's been a hitch -- and now it won't start serving until next ... More >>
The Green Awards came to Denver yesterday, touting the Green Giant-sponsored program that will give $25,000 to the best idea for greening the environment. And to advertise the contest, a giant, temporary eco-ad mural made of grass was created at 22nd and Blake streets, just past Coors Field. ... More >>
A Flickr photoA few months back, Joel Warner reported on the shutdown of Denver's compost collection pilot program due to the budget crunch, followed by its resurrection as a fee-based program. How's that working out? Like the compost process itself, slooowly.
It was a sad day for urban dirt farmers when it was announced several months ago that Denver would be shutting down its pilot compost collection program because of the budget crunch. The test program, in which 3,300 Denver homes had their food scraps and other organic waste regularly collect ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Denver's residential composting collection pilot program, launched with a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and donations from Rehrig Pacific and A1 Organics, got off to a promising start, with 3,300 Denver homes having their food scraps and ot ... More >>
The guy was in front of my house for maybe thirty seconds. He rooted around in the blue cart, emerged with a couple of metal cans -- not even high-grade aluminum -- and tossed them in the back of his battered hatchback. Then he was on to the next cart, minutes ahead of the Denver Recyles truc ... More >>
The Harris Park Art Cooperative goes green.
Saul Sierra is no tree-hugger. "I wasn't always green," he says. "My brothers learned about all that stuff in school, but I never went over it." He is now, though, and both of his Mi Cocina restaurants are feeling the effects. This fall, Sierra installed a solar patio at the Mi Cocina a ... More >>
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