Briefs | CRC celebrates 35 years


CRC celebrates 35 years

The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) will be celebrating its 35th anniversary as an environmental nonprofit at its ReWards dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder.

CRC’s annual fundraiser, the ReWards Dinner, recognizes individuals and groups who are providing exceptional leadership in conserving natural resources in their communities.

“CRC has been helping people learn how to conserve resources for 35 years, which is really something to celebrate,” says Keith Frausto, CRC executive director. “We’ll be honoring environmental leaders who are playing a major role in improving the quality of life of Boulder and the Front Range.”

Finalists for the ReWards awards include New Vista High School’s Earth Task Force and Fairview High School’s Net Zero Club, in the youth conservation category; Mile High Organics and Waste Farmers, in the innovation and entrepreneurship category; Ron Flax of BGBG and Dan Friedlander for the community conservation award; and Stephanie Susan Meyer and Debbie Wilson for the ReSource Conservationist award.

The ReWards Dinner will be hosted by Nick Forster of E-Town and will feature Alex Bogusky of FearLess Cottage. Tickets are available at CRC’s website at or by calling 303-999-3820.

Circles Campaign training set

As part of its continued effort to help move individuals and families out of poverty and into a life of sustained self-sufficiency, Boulder County is recruiting volunteers to participate in the Circles Campaign.

The Circles Campaign provides a stable structure for people who are working their way out of poverty to receive guidance and support from mentors — called “allies” — to help them develop skills and access resources needed to work on their long-range plans to move toward economic stability.

Circles Allies are asked to make an 18-month commitment, volunteering for six to 12 hours per month, including two monthly meetings.

For those wanting to be a part of the campaign but unable to make the time commitment, other volunteers are needed for the program in Longmont, Lafayette and Boulder.

Training for those interested in joining the Circles Campaign will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont.

Contact Eliberto Mendoza at or 303-441-1503 for more information.

Another use for pumpkins

The Boot Camp staff at Fitness For Living are gearing up for their third annual Halloween Fitness Food Drive for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).

A twist to the event is that the entire workout uses a pumpkin in its exercises. The Food Drive Fitness event will take place at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

“A pumpkin is a perfect substitute for a weighted medicine ball,” Camp Trainer Terri Garden says. “No one will be throwing out their pumpkin this year after they experience the pumpkin overhead lift, pumpkin chest press, pumpkin crunch twist and the pumpkin relay race.”

Participants are encouraged to wear a costume, and prizes will be awarded for best costume and spirit. Women are encouraged to bring a five- to 10-pound pumpkin and men an eight- to 14-pound pumpkin.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Participants are asked to bring four non-perishable items or a $15 donation. To register or for more information visit drive or call 303-550-3491.