climate

  • Locations: News Published

    Zimbabwean Eisenhower Fellow visits local ag innovators

    Defining “permaculture” in his own words, Kudakwashe Manyanga said, “In my country, we have what we call ‘farming God’s way.’”

    On Basalt Mountain, at 7,200 feet, that “way” fills the very air. Red rock cliffs and clear blue skies dazzle the senses. Translucent, new-green leaves unfurl along slender chokecherry stems.… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Addressing climate change in Colorado relies on Xcel

    In 2018, Governor Polis signed his Climate Action “Roadmap,” setting targets for cutting the state’s global warming emissions by 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050. Of course, the law contained no enforcement mechanisms. In 2021, frustrated at the Polis Administration’s lack of measurable progress, and with pressureread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Climate horrors on Halloween

    A dozen devilishly-dressed activists protested at the intersection of Highway 133 and Highway 82 on the frosty morning of Friday, Oct. 29. The demonstration fell in line with 350 Roaring Fork’s weekly Friday protests, and was in solidarity with the national Fossil Free Future Day of Action.

    The youth-led Future… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local educator to attend UN COP26

    Valley local and environmental educator Sarah Johnson is heading to the United Nations in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP26). Johnson is giddy with excitement and anticipation to attend the international event regarding climate change. 

    For 26 years, leaders from most of the world’s… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: A positive start turns sour

    It was heady days for the Colorado climate movement in 2019. Jared Polis, with a history of climate action, replaced John Hickenlooper after eight years of oil and gas industry loyalty as governor. 

    The new chairman of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) was Jeff Robbins, taking… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Black Hills rebates help save energy, for now

    People who own or rent multi-family homes shouldn’t be excluded from energy-saving upgrades and rebates readily available to single family homeowners. One problem is that it can be complicated and time-consuming for property managers to know about free devices that could be installed, or qualify for rebates fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Activists demand trustees dump oil and gas holdings

    More than 400 Carbondale area residents signed the petition delivered Friday to Interim Town Manager Kevin Schorzman, demanding that the Carbondale Board of Trustees divest Town finances from the Exxon and Chevron oil and gas bonds in the Town’s investment portfolio. John Hoffmann, a Carbondale blacksmith and formerread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Tell Governor Polis to enact his own climate action roadmap

    By Will Hodges

    The governor isn’t serious about achieving his own climate goals. Yesterday, he announced he intends to veto Senate Bill 200, a law going through the State Assembly that would give some oomph to his own greenhouse gas reduction goals passed two years ago.

    The state’s…

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Slow is the New Fast: Climate of Love

    I am deeply concerned about the future of Carbondale, and the world, and how we will hold together amidst increasing social, economic and climate pressures. As Carbondale grapples with the complexities of racial injustice around Michael Francisco’s case, like many of you I’ve been trying to understand how to best… read more →