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 […]

Lift a Rock to Power a Light

September 4, 2013

Another ingenius invention – a light that is powered by gravity. GravityLight, developed by Deciwatt, is powered by the weight of a bag of rocks or dirt as it descends. You simply attach a fabric bag filled with rocks, sand or earth, then attach it to the light’s cord to power the light for up […]

Red Cedars recovering with the help of the Clean Air Act

September 3, 2013

We’re lucky, the planet can often recover from our damaging ways – as long as we start making better choices! The Clean Air Act, established in 1963,  was developed to enforce regulations on airborne contaminants know to be hazardous to human health. Amendments made in 1970 added the requirement of comprehensive federal and state regulations […]

Microalgae Powered Lights!

September 3, 2013

What a neat idea – French Bio-chemist Pierre Calleja of Fermentalg, a cleantech company that develops sustainable solutions using microalgae, invented a street light that is powered by CO2-feeding microalgae. These lights actually consume CO2, and in-turn, provide light! One of these lights can absorb a full ton of CO2 each year, this would take […]

New Bike Lane in Denver!

August 27, 2013

Good news for Denver! Denver Public Works is currently working on the Phase I of the 15th Street Bikeway, a new buffered bike lane that has some new bike-friendly features that are new in Denver.  This is a great step in the right direction, I always go out of my way to take bike-lanes around town, and […]

EPA Finally Steps in to Help Protect Bees

August 22, 2013

Here is some more good environmental news! The EPA is ordering a reduction of the use of pesticides associated with the now widely recognized decline of bee populations. Here’s an excerpt, below, from:  washingtonexaminer.com, that talks about what is bee-ing done. It’s a good start in the right direction – we need to stop poisoning […]

Lots of Turtle Nesting sites this year in Florida!

August 2, 2013

Some good news for sea turtles – reports are in that nesting sites have increased in Florida, perhaps due to protections put into place in the 1970s. Read the article, from abcactionnews.com, below:  ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. – The number of successful nesting sites for loggerhead turtles on Anna Maria Island is close to breaking […]

CO2ube – Reducing Carbon Dioxide from Cars

July 24, 2013

These young genius’s (the founders of Ecoviate, Param Jaggi and Jonny Cohen) are working on a device called the CO2ube which can attach to any car’s exhaust pipe, using algae to convert the Carbon Dioxide into a neutral chemical (sodium carbonate). This is a very interesting concept – it may pave the road to a […]

Google Doodle for Earth Day

April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day! Check out Google’s Doodle commemorating Earth Day today. You can interact with the Doodle, changing seasons with lots of fun details such as flying birds, growing trees and swimming fish. The Google team has created over 1000 doodles for our homepages around the world, bringing a little bit of joy and information to […]

Japan’s Pollution Diet

February 15, 2013

  Photo: Toru Hanai/Reuters / A solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, Japan. Here is some good news about how a nation can change and clear up their air with regulation – Japan’s Pollution Diet By ALEXANDRA HARNEY | International Herald Tribune Opinion   TOKYO — Seeing Beijing wreathed in smog throughout the winter, it has been hard […]

14 Colorado schools get 5,000 solar panels

October 6, 2012

Here is some good news on the Colorado solar energy front – fourteen schools get solar panels installed on their buildings. This week 14 Colorado schools turned on the power to 5,000 solar panels. TheExaminer.com | OCTOBER 2, 2012 | BY: ROBERT BOWEN Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) flipped the switch Monday on 1.4 MW of green energy generated […]

Fix your iPhone

September 20, 2012

Photo from: www.ifixit.com It’s sad that our society is so consumed with consumerism, now more than ever with cell phones. I know a few people that actual pre-order their Apple gadgets prior to their release, and then run out to get them the second they’re available, tossing their “old” 1 year old phones/ipads/ipods to the side. […]

Good tips for Retailers on Facebook

September 12, 2012

For all my clients that are using Facebook to promote their businesses – here is a great graphic showing what to post – they recommend posting only 10% promotional content – the rest should be sharing and posts that add value and content for users, while building brand recognition. Facebook is another way to promote […]

Save Energy by Unplugging Appliances

August 16, 2012

Here is a good reference chart that shows how much energy appliances use when plugged in, even when they are turned off. Good motivation to unplug everything when not in use! Product Passive Standby or Off (watts) Active Standby(watts) Active(watts) Average Annual Energy Use (kWh) Home Entertainment Plasma TV (<40″) 3 – 246 441 DVR/TiVo […]

Plastic Bags to be Banned in LA!

July 16, 2012

Wow, more good environmental news: Los Angeles is gearing up to ban plastic bags, joining 48 other California cities who have phased out plastic bags in stores. LA is the largest US city to ban plastic bags, but one of many cities around the world to start eliminating this huge waste of resources and source […]

Cost of Solar Decreasing

June 28, 2012

(Above Photo: Good.is) The cost of solar panels is continuing to plummet, which is great news for consumers who want to add solar panels on their homes or businesses. The downside of this decrease is that it is caused by Chinese manufacturers flooding the market with cheap solar systems, which is causing local manufacturers to […]

Creative Green Ideas for the Office

April 27, 2012

In today’s world, eco-friendly efforts are becoming increasingly popular and more and more individuals and companies are adopting various green practices. There are a variety of opportunities for going green at the office, such as selecting green friendly office supplies.  Various retailers offer environmentally friendly products and many provide information if products are made from […]

Marczyk’s on Colfax – now open!

January 4, 2012

Construction of the new Marczyk Fine Foods went fast last summer (2011), and I’m happy to say it’s now open. The independent grocery store is located just down the street in the old Fairfax Hardware building at Colfax and Fairfax. This is Marczyks’ second location, their first store has been open for ten years in […]

Girl Scouts of Colorado Website Launched!

December 22, 2011

I am proud to announce that the new Girl Scouts of Colorado website has been launched at: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. I worked with Planet Media to develop this expansive website, which features a custom designed content management system backend that allows for easy editing of the site. Staff can now instantly edit and control the content throughout the […]