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Boulderganic Magazine

Good to the last drop

Coffee; there are hymns sung about it, altars erected to it and shops dedicated to it on every corner of the globe. Coffee madness has engulfed the United States. With a calculation of more than 400 million cups consumed on a daily basis, Americans hold the title...

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...

Profile of a sustainability hub

It’s been 10 years since the Alliance Center took up residence as a multitenant co-working space on Wynkoop Street in Denver; grassroots powerhouses like Conservation Colorado have anchored the center since it opened its doors in 2004. But this August, it emerged ...

Marijuana Growing Practices

Your next blunt or pot brownie may have some undesirable additives, including neurotoxins, molds and heavy metals. Arsenic, anyone...

Zero waste heroes

The tortilla chips had to go...

Hemp Industry Overview

What if we just woke up one day and corn was outlawed?” asks Eric Hunter, president of the Rocky Mountain Hemp Association. “Imagine if 80 years down the road corn was illegal. There go chips, corn syrup, plastic cups. Hemp is just as harmless as corn — why should it...

Get in a hot tub, get healthy

Back in the Middle Ages, when public health, immunization and plumbing weren’t realities of daily life, things like feces, urine and butchered animal’s blood and guts would be left out in the streets. The black plague would soon follow...
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