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Cuerno Verde Rest Stop

Cuerno Verde Rest Stop

The desolate, long drive between Albuquerque, NM and Denver, CO, gives a person an appreciation for any interesting objects to look at. It was a pleasant surprise to find a brilliant passive solar rest stop outside of Colorado City, Colorado.

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Solar Flowers at the Parachute Rest Area

Solar Flowers at the Parachute Rest Area

If you’re ever driving along I-70 in Colorado, you might see some spry solar flowers. Located on a somewhat desolate stretch of Interstate 70 in Western Colorado, the photovoltaic flowers are a welcome sight.

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Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti – Blending Architecture and Ecology

Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti – Blending Architecture and Ecology

Arcosanti is architect Paolo Soleri’s urban experiment that combines the comforts of urban living into an efficient city that celebrates sustainability.

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Delectable Resourceful Efficiencies

Delectable Resourceful Efficiencies

We all do it. Eating is a basic (and pleasurable) function of all living things.

When the production of food is prepared and consumed on a massive scale…

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Adventure and Sustainability, A Colorado Guide Company Using Solar and Wind Power

Adventure and Sustainability, A Colorado Guide Company Using Solar and Wind Power

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Paired with Adventure in the Great Outdoors – What could be a better combination? Nestled in a mountain alley on Highway 285, an adventurer can come across the Colorado rafting and guiding company Wilderness Aware, whose energy needs are supplemented by both solar and wind power. After cruising through the twisting, turning [...]

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TAXI – A Mixed Use Community

TAXI – A Mixed Use Community

Last weekend, Doors Open Denver, an annual event that celebrates architecture and design took place. Buildings throughout the Denver area opened their doors to the public for the purpose of browsing through, gawking at, absorbing, experiencing and celebrating the beauty of architecture. This year’s theme was modernism. One of the sites that I visited was [...]

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KTAO – The Solar Powered Radio Station

KTAO – The Solar Powered Radio Station

There are shiny beacons of hope and success that exist within the current economy and business climate. Creative and entrepreneurial spirits are building prosperous businesses while serving their communities.

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Earthships – Passive Solar Homes Using Recycled Materials

Earthships – Passive Solar Homes Using Recycled Materials

A passive solar type of building, the Earthship collects its own water, has its own water treatment system, can grow its own vegetables and generate its own electricity from PV panels and wind turbines.

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Eating Scrumptiously Toward Sustainability

Eating Scrumptiously Toward Sustainability

Sustainability and Efficiency at Western State College’s Rare Air Cafe – We all do it. Eating is a basic (and pleasurable) function of all living things. When the production of food is prepared and consumed on a massive scale, as in cafeterias, the amount of potential waste can increase exponentially. Using a streamlined approach to [...]

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New Belgium Brewing – Delicious Sustainability and Profitability

New Belgium Brewing – Delicious Sustainability and Profitability

The New Belgium Brewing Company is relatively young, yet it is leading the way in the integration of sustainable and renewable energies while quietly churning out profit.