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Suzanne Jones, social activism, appreciation for outdoors have shaped City Council member

Suzanne Jones, social activism, appreciation for outdoors have shaped City Council member

Council member Suzanne Jones is pictured in James Peak Wilderness. As the previous Colorado Regional Director of The Wilderness Society, Jones has helped pass several conservation bills through Congress, including bills to establish the James Peak [...]

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum: Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

On September 30, 2013, Boulder City Council candidates and citizens gathered for the "Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans."  The forum opened with brief statements from Eco-Cycle, Sierra Club, and [...]

Stuff.co.nz | Christchurch Expat Hails Cycle-Friendly City

Stuff.co.nz | Christchurch Expat Hails Cycle-Friendly City

"When we arrived from earthquake-ravaged Christchurch for a six-month stay in Boulder, we were struck by the similarities between the two cities and wondered if some features of the Boulder lifestyle could be beneficial in a rebuilt [...]

41 Million Plastic Bags

41 Million Plastic Bags

41 million. That's the number of plastic bags thrown out in the City of Boulder in just one year. Those are the findings from a report by EcoCycle. Nationwide, shoppers use 102 billion plastic shopping bags every year. Last year in Boulder County, [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

The Atlantic Cities | The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

A 2008 study by D.C.’s Department of the Environment found that plastic bags made up 21 percent of the trash in the Anacostia River, and more than 40 percent of the trash in its tributaries. Read the entire article at Atlantic Cities: The Math [...]

Lombardi: Boulder needs to get serious

Lombardi:  Boulder needs to get serious

The “Blue Line” website is an inspired idea, and I am honored to be asked to write a piece for it.  Standing in my backyard in North Boulder seeking my own inspiration at sunset, a movement through the tree branches caught my attention.  I’d [...]