We won! The Green Team Accelerator Lab was recognized as one of five Love This Place Award winners at the 2019 Sustainable Denver Summit on December 5, 2019. The award recognizes Joan Gregerson as innovator and facilitator of the Lab. Yet, it was the collaborative efforts of all the teams, partners and tour hosts that made […]
Throwing food away is the most heartbreaking waste of all. In this episode, Lesly Baesens, Denver Department of Health & Environment, tells us about Denver Food Matters pilot that is working to reduce food waste in restaurants. You’ll also discover surprising tips and resources for reducing food waste at home. Contents:1. Meet Lesly Baesens2. Why […]
Kristina Welch, Executive Director of the Denver-based nonprofit, Jovial Concepts and the Co-Op at 1st, shares how they are growing gardens and community in schools and neighborhoods in Metro Denver, Colorado. Meet Kristina Welch, Jovial ConceptsAt age 22, feeling lost and wondering what to do with her life, Kristina Welch came across the documentary Peace One […]
Meet community organizer and environmental and social justice advocate, Ean Thomas Tafoya of Denver, Colorado.
This episode is a mash-up of my Earth Week Summit interview with Ean Thomas Tafoya, along with an update of some of his latest work as an organizer of the Resilient Denver ballot initiative.
Taking on Waste Diversion in DenverEco-Cycle was founded in 1976 by residents who worked together to bring curbside recycling to Boulder, Colorado. It’s now one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the U.S. and is an internationally recognized innovator in resource conservation. In recent years, Eco-Cycle began working in Denver to help improve Denver’s dismal […]
In 2017, a group of a dozen volunteers came together to form Citizens Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood (CASE). CASE is a nonpartisan group of Englewood, Colorado residents who work with City Council members and residents on cleaner energy, sustainable land use, waste reduction, and financial responsibility. Englewood is a community of about 34,000 south […]
Sustainable Wheat RidgeWheat Ridge, Colorado is a community of 30,000 northwest of Denver. In 2017, Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay put out a call for applications to start a new volunteer committee. Joy Opp is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Wheat Ridge committee. In the first year, the committee developed an Action Plan. Council “accepted” the plan […]
Nuggets from our Oct 8 meeting with Joy Opp, Christine Brinker, Jasmin Barco and Ean Thomas Tafoya
Pollinators are the nearly-invisible workforce that keeps our ecosystems functioning. Tune in to hear how anyone and everyone can make a difference to protect the health of people, pollinators and the web of life. Ready to make a big impact?Catch a free Masterclass with Joan on Saturday!Click here to grab your spotLearning about People and […]
Litter that begins anywhere can end up impacting the health of our oceans. Tune in to hear my interview with Dann Diez about the International Coastal Cleanup Day. Oceans make up over 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The seas connect all of us to each other, beyond boundaries. Whatever harm we do on land […]