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Thursday, December 6,2012

Play on

Sustainable gifts for kids

By Jessie Lucier
As my son happily chatters on and on, all I can think about is stuff. Our home consists of far too many things — toys, games and even books — that spend most of the time on shelves, buried in a toy box or stuffed into closet corners.
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Friday, November 23,2012

Local services make great gifts

By Jessie Lucier
Most people have stuff, and many have far too much of it. What a lot of people don’t have, though, and may not buy for themselves in a down economy are things like a meal at a downtown restaurant, a massage at an independently owned spa, or that much needed tune-up at a local automotive shop.
Tuesday, November 6,2012

Colorado Bioneers celebrates its 10th year

Innovators gather again in Boulder to discuss new, sustainable ways of living

By Jessie Lucier
Every autumn, people in Colorado see posters inviting them to attend something called Bioneers. They see leaflets at local coffee shops and at the Farmers’ Market. They hear people talking.
Friday, October 26,2012

Kicking butt doesn´t require two legs

How adaptive ski and snowboarding programs are giving athletes with disabilities an edge

By Jessie Lucier
As the ski and snowboarding season is gearing up, people of all levels and abilities will be heading into the high country — some purely for recreation and the sense of freedom that an open mountain can provide, whether impaired or not. But some are heading to the high country to kick some serious butt.
Tuesday, September 25,2012

Mother Nature knows best

Eating seasonal foods may improve your health

By Jessie Lucier
Once upon a time, most people harvested their food directly from the land or sea rather than selecting it from stocked grocery store shelves that bear the same appearance in August as they do in March.
Thursday, August 30,2012

Natural guidelines

Biomimicry provides ideas for living and working sustainably

By Jessie Lucier
For 3.8 billion years, nature has been working hard to hone processes and designs to evolve efficiently. As humans, we borrow from what nature has perfected.
Thursday, August 23,2012

Cyclists celebrate sisterhood and support scholars

Venus de Miles rides again

By Jessie Lucier
On Aug. 26, local women will be out on bikes, cycling to support a worthy cause.
Thursday, August 16,2012

BeadforLife is on a roll

Boulder-based company among nominees for MORE grant

By Jessie Lucier
Here in Boulder, people place a lot of emphasis on sustainable living. For Boulderites, sustainability might mean energy efficiency and lowering the community’s carbon footprint. It might mean cultivating local food. But it also might mean creating and sustaining local businesses and jobs.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Ganging up on fitness

Local website designed to find teammates, fellow fitness junkies

By Jessie Lucier
In Boulder, people like to move. And, while many studies suggest that group fitness and group sports might be the way to go, finding an outlet for group exercise can sometimes be a challenge — especially in a community as transient and busy as Boulder.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Can we stop loving Mother Nature to death?

Some tips for treading lightly

By Jessie Lucier
In Colorado, a place well-known for outdoor recreation and being home to the Rocky Mountains and their wealth of flora and fauna, balancing the love of the outdoors with the mandates of the Wilderness Act may be of vital importance to the protection of these lands.