We are Honored to Accept the Jefferson County Sustainability Commission 2020 Community Award and CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program Gold Member Award This Year!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in BLOG, Programs | No Comments
We are Honored to Accept the Jefferson County Sustainability Commission 2020 Community Award and CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program Gold Member Award This Year!

This year we are honored to accept the following awards for our environmental activism: Jefferson County Sustainability Awards: The 2020 Community Award in recognition for being a sustainability leader in the county, including your successful community-wide composting program and annual zero waste forum.   CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program 2020 Gold Member for going above and […]

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All the Things and Lessons from the Garden

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in BLOG | 8 Comments
All the Things and Lessons from the Garden

By Lindsay Freberg Anderson Since my kids started school again in a tenuous, uncertain year, I find myself getting sucked into the vortex again.  You know the one: the busy vortex, the “more more more” and “do do do” and “must have” vortex that cultural norms in our Westernized developed capitalist country beckon us to […]

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EAS+Y Rider: E-bike Travel Tales

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
EAS+Y Rider: E-bike Travel Tales

By Melanie Crane Years ago, my husband and I were cruising on our rental bikes along the Neckar River in Germany enjoying a relatively easy ride from town to town over the course of a week. Most of the other riders on our scenic route were on traditional bikes as well, but once in a […]

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Thinking Differently About How YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2020 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
Thinking Differently About How YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!

We’ve all heard Smokey the Bear’s classic adage: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Smokey’s recommendations have always been about following fire ban restrictions, making sure your campfire is completely and fully out, and being smart about using flammables in wilderness areas. But it’s time to take Smokey’s recommendations even further as ash and smoke […]

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Our Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Social Justice

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Blog, BLOG | 2 Comments
Our Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Social Justice

Dear Evergreen area communities, For over 10 years, Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability’s stated vision for Evergreen has been, “a mountain community in which all beings thrive and prosper in social, environmental, and economic harmony by honoring the interconnection, interdependence, as well as inclusivity in all of nature’s healthy systems. We see all human activity integrated […]

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Moving Hope Into Action to Create a Sustainable Future

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Moving Hope Into Action to Create a Sustainable Future

by Ginny Ades, EAS+Y Board President I am probably not alone in having found myself re-prioritizing my values during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis. With the sudden “lockdown” and panic for supplies, my zero waste and environmental convictions seemed to fly out the window. I became more concerned about getting whatever toilet paper […]

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COVID-19: A Unfriendly Reminder of What We’ve Forgotten, The Power of Community, and a Lesson of Hope

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Blog | 2 Comments
COVID-19: A Unfriendly Reminder of What We’ve Forgotten, The Power of Community, and a Lesson of Hope

by Lindsay Freberg Anderson Trees don’t think about sharing their nutrients: they just do it. Flowers don’t think about sharing their pollen or their beauty: they just do it. We don’t think about sharing our oxygen with plants and they don’t think about sharing their CO2 with us: we just do it.  The paradox that […]

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Gardening with Dave: The Biochar Experiment – Part I

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in Blog | 11 Comments
Gardening with Dave: The Biochar Experiment – Part I

by Dave Lystrom Not sure what piqued my interest in using biochar in my garden until I researched the subject on the internet to find numerous articles praising the idea. First a bit of background before I describe the experiment that I am working on. The following excerpt is from the U.S. Biochar Initiative (USBI): […]

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Hunkered Down at Home? Read with Us!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Blog | No Comments
Hunkered Down at Home? Read with Us!

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson Drawdown by Paul Hawken The Nature Fix by Florence Williams Blowout by Rachel Maddow Limits to Growth by Donella H. Meadows A Finer Future by L. Hunter Lovins The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben And more here! What books related to […]

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We Make Composting in the Mountains Easy! Join Us!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in BLOG, Programs | 8 Comments
We Make Composting in the Mountains Easy! Join Us!

Our Community Compost Program is for residents and commercial businesses in Evergreen and surrounding communities to compost all food waste easily with no worry about wildlife, brown-green ratios, and the work that comes along with composting at home.  Why Compost? Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels […]

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