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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, August 28,2014

Your next roadside attraction: Carbon storage

By Marianne Lavell
As you watch the miles roll by on family road trips this summer, look just behind the guard rails to see what some scientists believe is a significant untapped resource in the battle against climate change.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Helping hands

What Boulder County schools and organizations are doing to change disturbing youth suicide statistics

By Matt Cortina
As other causes of death for county teens like car crashes, overdose and illness reduce in frequency, suicide remains steady and now constitutes 41 percent of teen deaths in Boulder County. That is more than double the national average. About one student in every high school classroom will attempt suicide in Boulder County this year, according to a recent Youth Risk Behavior Study. The rate is even higher for minority groups like LGBT and non-white students — more on that in a bit.
Thursday, August 28,2014

The couch cleanse

By Caitlin Rockett
And so it is with the story of how, over the course of nearly 40 years, flame retardant substances ended up in nearly every piece of furniture, every electronic, every household ware and article of clothing in the U.S. In a four-part series from 2012, the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Local humanitarian group gives Boulder City Council action plan for helping homeless

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Rights Watch has submitted recommendations to Boulder City Council that it believes will greatly help the city’s homeless community.
Thursday, August 21,2014

This buzz kills

Synthetic marijuana, a potent substitute for cannabis, is turning up in Boulder County

By Matt Cortina
Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is a combination of herbs and chemicals that are supposed to mimic the effects of marijuana. It is marketed as fake weed or incense and labeled as “not for human consumption.” Typically it is sold in foil packages with names like “Black Mamba,” “Legal Weed,” “K2,” or “Scooby Snax.
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