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The Rise of Eco-Friendly Homes in Boulder: A Look at the Sustainable Real Estate Market

March 23rd, 2024

As the demand for sustainable living continues to grow, Boulder, Colorado, has emerged as a hotspot for eco-friendly homes. With a focus on environmental conservation and energy efficiency, the Boulder real estate market is witnessing a surge in the development and sale of properties that prioritize green living. This article delves into the real estate trends in Boulder, Colorado, shedding light on the increasing popularity of eco-friendly homes in the region. About Boulder, Colorado Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado, is renowned for its breathtaking natural... Read More

Boulder’s Green Revolution: Leading the Way in Renewable Energy in 2023

December 28th, 2023

As the world grapples with the urgent need to address climate change, Boulder, Colorado has emerged as a leading example of a community dedicated to renewable energy initiatives and sustainability efforts. In 2023, this picturesque city nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains continues to make significant strides towards a more sustainable future. From innovative renewable energy projects to ambitious environmental policies, Boulder stands at the forefront of the green revolution. Community-Led Renewable Energy Projects Boulder’s commitment to renewable energy is exemplified by its... Read More

Boulder’s Energy-Saving Secrets: 5 Ways to Slash Your Winter Heating Bills

December 25th, 2023

Understanding Boulder’s Winter: The Need for Energy Efficiency Boulder, Colorado, known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant community, experiences a distinctive winter climate. The city often sees significant snowfall, with average temperatures ranging from 22°F to 45°F during the winter months. This season not only brings a wonderland scene but also the challenge of increased energy use. With Boulder’s commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, it’s crucial for residents to focus on energy-saving measures during these colder months. 1. Optimize Home... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

December 12th, 2023

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog,  After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More

The Skinny on Omega 3 Fatty Acids

August 21st, 2023

If you haven’t heard that omega- 3 fatty acids are good for you, you’ve not been paying attention.  Two crucial omega- 3s are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts, seeds and even leafy greens like cabbage. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they might deliver some big health benefits like improving heart and brain health and curbing the pain and stiffness of arthritis. If you don’t get enough omega-3-rich foods in your diet, you may be thinking about a dietary supplement. ... Read More

Turning Passion into a Livelihood: Meet Dakota, a Young Entrepreneur Driving Climate Action

June 22nd, 2023

While Summer was putting the finishing touches on last week’s EmpowerGen article, Gen Z: Rising Up for Climate Action and a Sustainable Future, the doorbell unexpectedly rang. On my doorstep was a smiling teenager named Dakota Hess-Tolene, who was going door to door in my neighborhood with a great deal to help Boulder residents go renewable, saving money and energy. I was astounded at the beauty of this synchronicity. Inside my house was a young person who is taking action and urging others to do the same for our climate, and right on my doorstep materialized a young person making it his business... Read More

Gen Z: Rising Up for Climate Action and a Sustainable Future

June 15th, 2023
Gen Z: Rising Up for Climate Action and a Sustainable Future - AboutBoulder.com

Hey everyone, it’s Summer here, and I’m super excited to dive into this week’s EmpowerGen column! Today, let’s talk about something close to my heart: the incredible role that my generation, Gen Z, is playing in climate action. We’re not just sitting back and watching; we’re rolling up our sleeves and making a real difference. So, buckle up and join me as we explore the innovative ideas, passion, and determination of Gen Z in combating climate change and creating a safer world for all. Gen Z’s Passion Ignites Change: Let me start by sharing some eye-opening... Read More

Boulder has Received Numerous Sustainability Awards

June 11th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado is considered a leading city for sustainability due to its innovative and comprehensive approach to environmental protection and preservation. The city has been recognized for its efforts by receiving several awards and accolades over the years. One of the primary reasons why Boulder stands out as a leader in sustainability is its commitment to renewable energy. The city has set a goal to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and it is well on its way to achieving this goal. Boulder has already made significant progress towards this goal by increasing its use of solar and... Read More

A Sustainable Future for Coffee

December 2nd, 2022

One of the major issues in the coffee industry is sustainability. In every aspect and area of the business—from the farm to cup—there is room for growth when it comes to energy and waste management. The future of coffee (like any commodity dealing with climate change) depends on the ability of farmers, roasters, baristas, and customers to make smart decisions that favor long term sustainability goals. As consumers, we can choose to buy coffee from roasteries that participate in direct trade with farmers and cooperatives invested in environmentally sound growing practices. We can also make the... Read More

How to Build a Conscious Company

December 5th, 2021

“For conscious companies, growth is different by definition. We don’t grow only for profit; we grow for purpose. We scale not only for a greater bottom line, but also for greater impact.” Says Lori Hanau, founder of Global Round Table Leadership. Many of the companies that I’ve written about and many others in Boulder strive to be conscious companies. They strive to put purpose before profit and to build products or offer services that make a positive impact on society. However, it’s not just an organic foods or a renewable energy company that can be conscious. Any company, no matter... Read More