Green Living

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag
Aug23

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag

The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.

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Tips to Go Green at Home
Apr26

Tips to Go Green at Home

This past Monday, the world celebrated Earth Day, which is the perfect time to consider some green living tips for our homes. According to the latest REALTORS & Sustainability report, 69% of real estate professionals say promoting energy efficiency in listings is “very” or “somewhat valuable” in a home sale (https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/04/22/6-ways-to-go-green-this-earth-day). While there is a large variety of actions...

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WATTS UP: Learn How to Support ‘Green’ Energy
Apr11

WATTS UP: Learn How to Support ‘Green’ Energy

If your home isn’t situated well to install solar energy, you still can support the renewable energy industry through LPEA’s Local Green Power Fund and Direct Offset Fund.

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How millennials are changing real estate
Apr11

How millennials are changing real estate

Millennials seem to influence all industries. But who are they? Who are the ones we refer to as the Millennials? They are the largest up and coming generation of the present era. The generations that are born between the 1982 and 2000 are referred to as Millennials, and around the world, they are more than 80 million in number. They have great purchasing power so they are the main factor that influences the lucrative market. The real...

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Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent
Apr08

Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Since we have had a wetter winter and may have good rains this spring, mosquitoes could be a problem… Below is a natural solution to keep mosquitoes away! There are many oils that work, and even ready-made blends you can purchase, but we’ve found this DIY blend works well, and mixed with skin-friendly jojoba oil it not only smells good, it’ll leave your skin feeling great too! If you’re worried about toxins and chemicals found...

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Hemp Farmer Wants More Markets for Miracle Plant
Mar29

Hemp Farmer Wants More Markets for Miracle Plant

If local hemp farmer Derek MacGuffie had his way, everyone would wear hemp clothing and build houses out of hemp material. The biggest hurdle? Not enough markets to sell the raw product.

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Business Offers Refills to Reduce Plastic
Jan11

Business Offers Refills to Reduce Plastic

Tired of all the plastic that accumulates after you’ve used up the product? WeFill, a new company in town, offers bulk refills of organic soaps, bath products and household cleaners to reduce the amount of plastic used.

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Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday
Jun21

Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday

THREE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET BEGINS Thursday, June 21st Every Thursday evening 4-8PM Our market will offer fresh produce and agricultural products from local farms and ranches. For more information contact Longtabledurango@gmail.com or call 917-922-6021.

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Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs
Jun15

Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs

John Lyle started the Solar Barn Raising project to help more homeowners build solar power systems for their homes.

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Earth Day Festival
Apr13

Earth Day Festival

Join Durango Nature Studies and many other community partners for our 9th annual Earth Day Festival. In addition to an array of booths which will showcase the important work of many regional nonprofit organizations, we will have a number of fun activities, including our traditional 5k and Family Fun Run. The race will start and end at Rotary Park. Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Place: Rotary Park 1565 East Second Ave., Durango CO 81301...

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Plastic particles found in bottled water
Mar16

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. Article from BBC.com by David Shukman, Science editor. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair. Companies whose...

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Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market
Nov13

Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market

THANKSGIVING MARKET Sat. Nov 18, 9am to 1pm Go LOCAL this year and join us! Featuring locally grown fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and more for your Thanksgiving meal. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping with unique and useful items from our quality local Artisans. @ La Plata Fairgrounds, outside in the breezeway (on the same day as the GardenSwartz Extravaganza and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Sale) Rain, Snow, or Shine:) More info...

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Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017
Oct16

Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017

The Durango Farmers Market is nearly wrapped up for the season.  Their last two dates are Saturday 10/21 and 10/28, 9 AM to Noon. Don’t miss your last chance to pick up these locally grown goods this year! Located at First National Bank of Durango parking lot  ~  259 West 9th Street Get more info: durangofarmersmarket.com

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E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail
Jul14

E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail

After electric bicycles were banned from the Animas River Trail last year, Durango city staff were inundated with complaints by e-bike riders. After nearly a year of study and public meetings, the city has decided to allow e-bikes on the ART for a one-year trial.

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Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12
Jul11

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12

Don’t forget to check out the Durango Farmers market, all summer long! The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, artisans, ready-to-eat, value-added, and service vendors to meet and share the fruits of their labor with the Durango community. THE DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS HELD IN THE PARKING LOT OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DURANGO, AT 259 WEST 9TH STREET. THE PARKING LOT IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BANK,...

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How to Purchase Your Own Green Energy
Jun23

How to Purchase Your Own Green Energy

Long-time agreements with power companies may be hampering the La Plata Electric Association’s ability to switch to more renewable energy, but there’s a lot you can do on your own to reduce your reliance on coal-generated electricity.

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Durango Farmers Market
Jun05

Durango Farmers Market

  The Durango Farmers Market will be starting the 10th of June this year. Get ready for good produce and great people! The Farmers Market will be held every Saturday until the 28th of October this year.   Durango Farmers Market a fun stop for the whole family!! The Farmers Market brings in farmers from our community to share the products from there farms straight to you! Trying to bring in a healthy lifestyle to our community....

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What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring
Apr25

What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring

This article has been provided courtesy of Superfood specialist Derek Van Atta and Sarvaa Superfood. Is Cleansing Right for You? Have you ever asked your body how it’s feeling? Like, “Hey there…How are you feeling today?” For many of us this practice seems strange. Yet opening up a ‘conversation’ with your body can be very helpful.  How does your body communicate to you? Sometimes, being honest...

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Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors
Apr25

Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors

This article was first published in The Cortez Journal As the Cortez Farmers Market prepares to open for business, registration has already opened for returning vendors. The market, which includes produce sellers from Montezuma and Dolores counties, will be open every Saturday morning from June through October in the parking lot near the Montezuma County Building on 109 W. Main St. This year, the market’s board of directors has...

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FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21
Mar17

FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21

DURANGO, CO — The Fort Lewis College (FLC) Environmental Center is holding its 4th Annual Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Summit, which is free and open to everyone, will be held in the Student Union Vallecito Room. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Power Up: How to Influence Power Structures to Create a More Sustainable World.” “The event will include sustainability literacy programming, updates...

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