Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose....
Will there be a major open-pit aggregate mine on the historic Hitch Rack Ranch, located west of Highway 115 a few miles south of Colorado Springs? That remains to be seen, as Transit Mix Concrete considers its options since withdrawing its request for reconsideration from the Mined Land Reclamation...
We are the music-makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams ... / We are the movers and shakers, / Of the world for ever, it seems. / With wonderful deathless ditties, / We build up the world’s great cities, / And out of a fabulous story, /...
Colorado ranked ninth in the nation for solar jobs in 2013. More than 3,600 Coloradans work in manufacturing and installing solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census, released by The Solar Foundation. Nationwide, solar power grew by almost 20 percent in 2013.   “The solar industry is putting people to work...
In developing themes for its fifth annual Sustainability Conference, the Catamount Institute didn’t have to look far.
An arm of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments approved a sustainability plan last week packed with hefty goals that seek to turn the lagging region into a national leader in sustainability. The plan is long on optimism — and work. “Looking to our future — Pikes Peak Region 2030”...
Ken Brickman, the new director of the Catamount Institute’s Sustainable Business Network saw potential for building sustainability in Colorado Springs all the way from Cleveland, Ohio. So, he left his job as a manager with a mattress recycling company and moved to the Pikes Peak Region. He took a job...