<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Special Editions]]> <![CDATA[Green your grill]]> It’s a tradition that’s quintessential to summer. It just doesn’t quite feel like summer until you’ve tossed a few burgers (maybe a couple portabella caps for the veggie crowd) on the grill, a cold beer in one hand and tongs in the other. But few of us ever stop to think about the environmental impact of our summer barbeques.]]> <![CDATA[A new shock to an old system]]> The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is located in the world’s first LEED certified historic building, but the nonprofit isn’t stopping there — the century-old building will soon convert their electricity system from pure alternating current (AC) to also include direct current (DC).]]> <![CDATA[Please, not another euphemism]]> Researchers, such as Ingrid Johnston-Robledo and Joan C. Chrisler, have argued that menstruation has a social stigma, and some say it obstructs the path toward women’s social equality. Without the acceptance of your body, asserting egalitarianism on behalf of your gender is challenging.]]> <![CDATA[Sustaining Colorado’s forests]]> Colorado’s vast stands of lodgepole pines are part of one of the world’s great mountain forest belts, stretching nearly unbroken from Canada to Mexico. The forests first grew during an opportune period in Earth’s geological history: Receding ice sheets tilled the Rocky Mountains and provided moisture as the climate warmed after the last ice age. About 20 years ago, something tipped. Mountain pine beetles swarmed in ever-greater numbers, ultimately killing trees across more than 3 million acres.]]> <![CDATA[Got yoga?]]> <![CDATA[Edible education]]> Ever feel bloated or gassy after eating? Maybe you have unexplained fatigue or muscle aches? The cure to what ails you might be as simple as taking a closer look inside your refrigerator.]]> <![CDATA[EPA under pressure to protect pollinators]]> Boulder-area beekeeper Tom Theobald, three other beekeepers from around the country and five environmental organizations filed a joint lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s alleged failure to protect bees and other pollinators from systemic neonicotinoid pesticides, which are commonly applied in the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[Is school food better than it was five years ago?]]> It’s a late August morning, just at the start of the school year, and on today’s menu at Douglass Elementary the kids are given a choice between natural pepperoni pizza or a natural meatball sub.]]> <![CDATA[Recycle your medication]]> Chemical pollutants from household products and pharmaceuticals that were not disposed of properly have made their way into waterways.]]> <![CDATA[Making it rain]]> It’s a practice that was used for thousands of years, but with the development of sewage systems and chemical fertilizer, the practice of recycling urine and using it as fertilizer went by the way side. Recently, this old practice gained new momentum in the U.]]> <![CDATA[Falling in love with food]]> That time of year has come upon us when the harvest is in and the corn is high and an average squash becomes coveted home decor. The impending holidays turn our attention to food, from bags of candy to pumpkin pies to turkey legs.]]> <![CDATA[Hemp: The fiber side of cannabis]]> While marijuana advocates celebrated the success of Amendment 64 in the November election, other cannabis aficionados began focusing on something new: farming hemp legally.]]> <![CDATA[A little bit of everything]]> <![CDATA[Get in a hot tub, get healthy]]> The radio show host of nearly 20 years studied biochemistry and graduated from pharmacology school at the University of Colorado Boulder in the ’80s — after receiving a broadcast journalism degree at Syracuse University.]]> <![CDATA[The healing power of frequencies]]> Past the meticulously manicured yard of Marybeth Keigher’s North Boulder house, surrounded by vibrant flowers and fountains, lies what appears to be a converted guesthouse that now serves as a studio for her acupuncture and sound healing practice.]]> <![CDATA[Engineering citizens of change]]> Beyond economic prosperity, Boulder’s startup culture also shows a correlation between strong businesses and strong communities as evidenced by such organizations as the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, a trendsetter for economic community-mindedness that has provided more than $2 million in community funding, benefitting Front Range area nonprofits.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder’s green economy brings in the green]]> The ticket out of the recession may be to recognize that economic recovery cannot be framed as a white-collar or blue-collar (or even a red or blue) issue. Building a vital and competitive economy will require innovative, growth-oriented thinking. It will require us to recognize that, this time, the real solutions may be in the hands of the green-collared workers.]]> <![CDATA[The new environmental frontier]]> In Thomas Stoner's book Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur he makes a case for taking the environmental movement to the free market.]]> <![CDATA[Space for change: Coworking spaces sustain entrepreneurial community]]> Coworking spaces are not your typical offices. You won’t find any cubicles and there are no bosses. A mobile application developer might work at the same table as a natural foods marketer, both sharing one common denominator: a sense of a professional community.]]> <![CDATA[No lawn? No problem]]> Locally grown food just got closer. If you crave the flavor of home-grown carrots or cucumbers, the taste can be yours, even if you don’t have a backyard.]]>