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Thursday, September 4,2014

Why Latinos care about the environment

Health, jobs, culture, recreation all matter

By Matt Cortina
Data indicates that Latinos care more about the environment than non-Hispanic populations in the U.S. Because of this, Latinos possess the ability to transform environmental policy on a scale that has never before been seen in this country..
Thursday, September 4,2014

A lifestyle worth sustaining

Two Brazilian-born architects showcase some of Latin America’s most sustainable communities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I was there in Sao Păulo until college ... Sao Păulo is crazy — traffic is horrendous. It’s so difficult to be there, and even though I am from Sao Păulo and I wanted to help, I didn’t want to live there,” Vidal-Hallet admits. “My parents moved for a while to Curitiba while I was in college and I saw that place as paradise.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Latino immigrants change cities from the inside out

Culture change one front yard at a time

By Matt Cortina
Raised in “one of the oldest barrios in the country” in east Los Angeles, Rojas eventually found himself at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying urban planning.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Ending the campaign of disinformation

Americas Latino Eco-Festival leader is on a mission to brown the green movement

By Caitlin Rockett
The woman behind Americas Latino Eco-Festival isn’t your typical environmentalist. Irene Vilar is not rallying citizens with battle cries over a megaphone or leading large-scale petition initiatives.
Thursday, September 4,2014

A new shade of green

Americas Latino Eco-Festival is a six-day conference for people of every color

By Joel Dyer
Note to Boulder County citizens who care about the environment: the Americas Latino Eco-Festival is not an event intended solely or even primarily for Latino audiences.
Thursday, September 4,2014

News briefs

By Boulder Weekly Staff
But a non-political event sponsored by the Lemon Tree Group and the Interfaith Community of Boulder is out to remember something else: these tragedies also taught us that we live in a county that is inclusive, kind, and tolerant of diverse ways of thinking and believing, and that is worth celebrating.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Why Nicaraguan kids aren’t fleeing

By Dave Anderson
While many kids from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flee to the United States, few children from neighboring Nicaragua do. Nicaragua is poor like those nations, but it lacks what experts consider to be the main cause for the migration: high crime and violence.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Ban GMOs? First show us the victims

By Paul Danish
What’s more, substantial amounts of GMO (genetically modified organism) corn, cotton, and soybeans have been grown and consumed in the U.S. for the last 14 years. In 2000, about a quarter of U.S. corn and more than 50 percent of U.S. soybeans and cotton were produced from GMO varieties.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

By Jim Hightower
Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as “Home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull and a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, flim flam, a tall tale — ie, hogwash.
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