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The Airstream That Could

August 23rd, 2018

I’m scared. There. I said it. I’m leaving Denver this week, and there is a deep part of my soul that is aching to stay in this place. Colorado is home. And, I spent almost a decade away from it, which was about eight years too many. But, I am constantly battling these feelings of staying and going. There is a part of me that feels like my work is in the staying. As a perfectionist, I often want to leave when things become uncomfortable (you can read more about that here). But, I feel like staying is contradictory to the very reason that I bought the Airstream. The point was to live a mobile... Read More

Interconnected

August 13th, 2018

Take a breath. Exhale. Take an even deeper breath. Exhale. You just connected with every living thing past, present, and still yet to come. The very oxygen each one of us is presently breathing has been in the lungs and blood stream of every living thing that’s spent one second of life here. That same oxygen in your lungs has contributed to the life of every flower that’s ever bloomed, every tree that’s ever sprouted, every bird that’s ever flown, every fish that’s ever swam, every animal that’s ever run, and every human that’s ever entered this world. We’re connected to one another... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 10th, 2017

     “I suffered from severe depression since I was 10 years old. The medication I was prescribed never offered me real relief… it mostly made me feel numb. I didn’t agree with the diagnosis, but years of trying to get off medication didn’t work. I finally found my answer [about 7 years ago]. When I first found psychic schools, I thought they were like a cult… and for a while I kept my distance. Growing up in conservative Tennessee gave me a false perception of psychics as well as the abilities I suppressed my whole life. When I finally started taking classes,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 5th, 2016
Meghan

“At the end of August, I’m moving to Pristina, Kosovo. I’ll be working as a high school social studies teacher at the American School of Kosova. Sometimes I have moments of extreme excitement for my upcoming adventures, then I have moments of nervousness, questioning, and anxiety. Like, how do you teach about the Holocaust and genocide to students who have witnessed a genocide? What challenges will I face? How will I adjust to life in Kosovo? I love my Colorado life, but I want to explore elsewhere, too, and learn other histories.” – Megan Lukens  Read More

Could Vertical Farming be Boulder’s Next Big Trend?

May 16th, 2016

Vertical farming is a growing trend across the world, particularly in places similar to Boulder with limited space and a green conscious. Essentially, vertical farming is the practice of producing food and other bio-matter in vertically stacked layers; these layers can either be stacked through multiple stories at the macro level, or through multiple shelves within a single story at the micro level. Vertical farming may be an attractive alternative to traditional methods of food production because it is a more efficient use of land, and can also extend the potential growing season. Additional benefits... Read More

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Seeking a Sustainable Profit

May 1st, 2016

Businesses are frequently forced to make the difficult choice between practicing environmentally friendly behavior and the pursuit of profit; conflict between being sustainable and being profitable means that one of the two will often be ignored. However, recently, it seems that businesses’ interests in profit and planet are becoming more compatible and less of a trade-off. Here are five reasons why businesses have not just the environmental, but also the economic incentive to go green: Solving for Scarcity Earth is a finite planet, and there are mathematically a finite number of natural resources... Read More

A Chance For An Energy Independent Future: Solar Roads

November 30th, 2014

On Wednesday November 12th in the Netherlands, Earth’s first road that generates electricity from sunlight was opened in the town of Krommenie according to CNN’s website. Officials from SolaRoad, the company that developed this solar roadway said that while this is currently only a test route the electricity generated can be used to power parts of the transportation system such as traffic lights and stops, but also homes. The Solar Roads can also be programmed for a vast amount of extra utility, and according to SolarRoadways.com there are vast benefits for using solar roadways in contrast... Read More