Green Living

Durango Farmers Market
Aug28

Durango Farmers Market

Looking for something to do?  The Farmers Market is open! 2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays TBK Bank Parking Lot 259 W 9th St Durango, CO 81301 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a...

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Durango Farmers Market Open
Jun11

Durango Farmers Market Open

Did you know that the farmers market is open for business in 2020? 2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! The Market will be funtioning as a “food chain supplier” or basically, a local out-door grocery store! We will not be focusing on the “community gathering place” environment we normally...

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Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!
May06

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!      We are blessed in SW Colorado with many days of sunshine per year.  Along with roughly 300 days of sunshine annually comes the bright blue sky!  Nothing like it to bring cheer and good will.      SW Colorado has awesome mountain views in almost all directions.  Beautiful Durango is surrounded by 3,000,000 acres of national forest and twelve mountains over 14,000 feet tall.  A river runs through...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.”
Apr22

JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.”

JOHN DENVER inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Olivia Newton-John, as Governor Hickenlooper declares “Earth Day in Space.” Olivia Newton-John emailed me and asked me if I was going to the “Earthday” Broomfield concert April 21, 2011 honoring JOHN DENVER and his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.  I asked Olivia if I should go and she told me YES as she would be hosting and I...

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NASA takes a look at 50 years of Earthday!
Apr22
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Earth Day– Fifty years of celebrating the EARTH!
Apr21

Earth Day– Fifty years of celebrating the EARTH!

Today we celebrate 50 years of EARTH DAY!!  The first Earth Day was in 1970.  Over a billion people have mobilized for action in this great environmental effort! THE FIRST EARTH DAY Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. As we prepare to mark 50 years of Earth Day in 2020, let’s take a look at the last half-century of mobilization for action: ORIGINS OF EARTH...

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Sustaining Through Uncertainty
Mar31

Sustaining Through Uncertainty

by Mark Haeussler, CEO – Alpine Leadership  The initial portion of reacting to a health and economic shock often comes with certainty of action, be it sanitizing efforts, leveraging the virtual space to the extent possible, changes in hours or shifts, and redirection of resources.  The initial shock itself provides the impetus to take action and to feel purposeful.  Leaders need to leverage this into more sustainable effort. As...

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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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