Boulderganic Magazine

Studying the seven seas

You might be surprised to know that Boulder, Colorado — 800-plus miles from the nearest ocean — has the highest number of SCUBA divers...

Pedaling through barriers

Biking has started to make a comeback in the U.S., in ways you might not imagine. Take, for instance, Pedal to Properties, a full-service...

Power to the people

To witness the character of the western United States is to observe its rural communities. The West’s beauty is defined by its sprawling expanse,...

A bird’s eye view of the forest

Brian Howell has seen every tree in Colorado. As manager of the U.S. Forest Service’s aerial survey program, Howell spends hundreds of hours each...

A growing industry

With a global population expected to reach 9 billion people by mid-century, a bioastronautics specialist in Lakewood has developed an out-of-this-world system that could...

Hanging out in the kitchen

Although some might have a bone to pick with Boulder’s claim to “foodiest” city, calling the East End of Pearl Street one of the...

Is school food better than it was five years ago?

After the implementation of the controversial Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which updated food nutrition standards in public schools for the first time in 30 years, Boulderganic decided to travel to Douglass Elementary School to see how the Boulder ...

Living and learning lab

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...
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