Humpback whales are doing well!

April 20, 2015

Here’s some good news from Mercurynews.com – due to the ban on commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago, the Humpback population is on the rise, and has recovered so well that they may be removed from the Endangered Species list. It’s amazing how we can make changes for the better! Here’s an excerpt and image […]

Growing a Greener World

April 15, 2015

I just discovered my favorite show, Growing a Greener World, which is an amazing gardening-centric show that I can’t get enough of. I’ve recently watched episode 515 – Making More Plants, featuring a wonderful young horticulturalist and propagator, Brienne Gluvna Arthur, who is charming as she explains the various ways to easily propagate plants of […]

Chicago City Hall Green Roof Project

March 30, 2015

Chicago City Hall Green Roof project was started to curb the Urban Heat Island Effect. Completed in 2001, the rooftop garden at Chicago’s City Hall was designed to test different types of green roof systems, heating and cooling benefits, success rates of native and non-native vegetation, and reductions in rainwater runoff. The city of Chicago […]

Milkweed Fiber – What could this mean for Monarchs?

February 17, 2015

Material ConneXion’s Dr. Andrew Dent tells us why the hollow structure of milkweed fiber provides inherent acoustic and thermal insulation nearly equivalent to goose down. Video produced and edited by James Eades. What does this mean? Milkweed is essential to the survival of the Monarch Butterflies, which are currently in danger of becoming a threatened […]

Cleaning up the oceans!

December 9, 2014

When I see stories like this, it gives me hope for humankind! 20-year old Boyan Slat has a great plan to help clean up the oceans – by deploying devices that will gather up all the plastic that is plaguing our oceans to be stored and ultimately recycled. What a brilliant idea! Now if we […]

Green Logo Design in Denver

November 17, 2014

I just designed this logo for a client who is starting Harry’s Urban Farmers’ Market in the Rino area. This was a fun one to work on, I was able to include rosemary sprigs, onions, corn and tomatoes against a backdrop of urban bricks with a fun customized font. I always love designing logos for […]

Chihuly sculpture given to Denver Botanic Gardens

November 17, 2014

I was curious if the Denver Botanic Gardens would be able to keep any of the Chihuly pieces, and it turns out someone has donated a piece called “Colorado” to be reminiscent of our Colorado sunsets. It sounds like it is designed to “withstand” the weather, so I hope that goes for hail as well. […]

Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

November 11, 2014

The Dutch are always doing great things on the environmental front. Check out this article from NPR, below, that talks about a new bike path that is integrated with solar panels. While they are only testing a small 230 feet section to start off with, this section could power 2-3 houses for a year. Can […]

Blue Whales Of California Are Back To Historical Levels

September 9, 2014

Well here is some refreshing good environmental news, despite all the grumbling media stories going around these days – the blue whales that live off the coast of California are back to historical levels, with 2,200 whales today versus 750 in the 1930’s. Here’s the story from neviewpoint.com: Blue Whales Of California Are Back To Historical […]

Historic Montclair Community Garden

August 17, 2014

I am proud to be part of the Historic Montclair Community Garden – this garden, just down the street from our house, was a combined effort of the neighbors and the land owner of a vacant lot off of Colfax in the Montclair neighborhood. The lot was formerly used for a lot of late-night troublesome […]

Mosquito Repelling Plants!

July 8, 2014

Did you know that you can repel mosquitos with the following plants: Rosemary, Horsemint, Marigold, Lemon Balm, Ageratum, Cintronella, Catnip, Basil, Lemon Thyme and Lavender? Wow! I don’t know how effective these are, as I have many planted in my garden and pots, but those pesky mosquitos are still hanging around – perhaps I need […]

Inexpensive Solar Cells made from Tin

May 6, 2014

While less efficient than traditional solar cells, a widely available and cheap material, tin, could lower the cost of solar panels significantly, reducing the environmental impact as it is a less toxic than lead used currently in solar panels. Here’s an article from ibtimes.com:  Researchers in both the U.S. and the UK are experimenting with […]

Custom Wix Website Design for Widefoc.us

March 24, 2014

I’m proud to announce my latest website design for my long time friend and client, Eric Elkins, who owns WideFoc.us, a social media company based in Denver, Colorado.  WideFoc.us specializes in helping clients represent and manage their brands in social media. They help come up with campaigns, training staff, and building audiences. This website design […]

Green Web Design – Google’s Spring Doodle

March 20, 2014

In celebration of the 1st day of spring today, Google has a cute doodle that show’s an animated line drawing figure watering and growing plants, becoming the Google name – very cute! Below are some screen captures from it, but of course you can see it today on Google as well!    

Organic preserves made in Colorado

January 29, 2014

Do you have a lot of fruit trees or an excess of produce? Check out Modern Gingham Preserves, a local Colorado company based in Denver, whom I’m proud to work with on the design of her logo and labels. Kathy Lee, the chef and owner, uses local, organic sources of most of the produce that […]

Organic Mulch made in Colorado

January 29, 2014

Mountain High Tree, Lawn and Landscape in Lakewood, Colorado, makes their own organic mulch from 100% recycled branches and logs from their pruning jobs. You can’t buy better mulch anywhere, I had 1.5 yards of their Dark Brown Fines mulch delivered last spring, and it is amazing stuff – no construction debris or large pieces of wood, […]

Solar Powered Apple MacBook in the works

January 29, 2014

I’ve been wondering when companies were going to start creating products, such as computers, cameras and phones, with solar panels to power them. Well, check this out – it looks like Apple is working on it!  Apple patents solar-powered MacBook with two-sided display and rear touch inputs By Mikey Campbell / Source: appleinsider.com The U.S. Patent […]

Composting in Denver

January 2, 2014

We just got our compost container from the city of Denver – what a great service to offer so that we can start diverting our compostable trash away from the landfills! We are excited especially because our new house has nearly 20 trees, so we have a lot of debris to fill the bucket! Of […]

Plants are good for you

September 11, 2013

Now I know what I like plants so much. They reduce blood pressure, make people feel calmer, increase optimism, alleviate depression, remove toxins from the air, create oxygen, and more… check out this neat infographic by the team at Artificial Plants and Trees (though I’m not sure most of these stats would apply to fake […]