Boulderganic Magazine

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Sustainability has become a buzzword of the 21st century as it saturates public discussion. Most know being sustainable is vital to the continuance of human life as oceans rise, the climate changes and humanity hits the panic button. Still, too many people are ...

Climate change in Colorado

A Weather Channel report from mid-July ranked Denver No. 7 in a list of U.S. cities most at risk because of climate change. The Denver entry reads, “In some iterations of this list, with different factors weighted differently, Denver took the number 1 spot...

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...

The small footprints of craft brewing

Brewing beer has the potential to be pretty wasteful. Without mindfulness in brewing practices, it would be easy to cause harm to our environment. Although most beer is brewed with natural ingredients (water, malt, hops and yeast), it is not naturally occurring. The ...

The good in letting food go ‘bad’

We’re taught from a young age that bacteria are bad — our soap is anti-bacterial, and we carry antibacterial hand sanitizer on key chains...

Anxious? Angry? Meditate.

Some brains can bounce back from adverse stimuli more quickly than others, often times it just depends on the luck of the draw — what kind of neurons you’re born with. Some people are predisposed to be angrier, more anxious or more stressed, and some happier or ...

Please, not another euphemism

We find a million ways to avoid saying it — it’s “that time of the month,” or “Aunt Flo came for a visit.” For those not feeling so delicate about it, they’re “on the rag” or “surfing the crimson tide...

Tussock moth invasion

If the tops of your Douglas-fir trees are looking a little bare and brown, there’s a possibility the Douglas-fir tussock moth has moved into your neighborhood...

The endless possibilities of autumn

It can be hard to watch summer fade — those long days of sunshine seem to signal endless possibilities, awakening the child in each of us. But when we let go of summer, we realize there’s something equally exciting in the chilly autumn air. As the leaves burst in ...

Farm to frozen: Eating local throughout the winter

Californians just might have something to lord over dwellers of the Rocky Mountains: year-round farmers’ markets. Fresh produce, abundantly displayed in colorful rows, lines the stalls from January to December. It’s far easier to “eat local” when the local ...

Fish food

What do you get when you unite a system that grows plants in water with a fish tank? You get a sustainable way to produce food...

Processed food nation

The typical American diet is filled with heavily processed foods, filled with high-fructose corn syrup, salt and preservatives. What is this costing us in terms of our health and the environment’s health...
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