Community members can win green for being green this month. The Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is sponsoring an online contest to reward people who are caught “green-handed” recycling, biking to work or any one of 20 sustainability activities. Participants should upload photos to the OIS Facebook page. Those who enter photos in […]
A campaign comprising more than 280 businesses, farmers, ranchers, local officials, civic and environmental organizations and 11,000 people called on Gov. Hickenlooper and other state leaders to support solar energy. The campaign is called 1 Million Solar Roofs. The campaign sets a goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030, or […]
It now appears that chemical pollution from U.S. Air Force bases is a nationwide problem, and one that is likely to bedevil the Department of Defense for many years. While Colorado regulatory authorities have so far been conciliatory and cooperative in their interactions with Peterson Air Force Base, at least...
The complex, multilayered land swap between The Broadmoor and the city of Colorado Springs has its passionate proponents — and equally passionate opponents. The proposal: The city transfers 189 acres of park land in North Cheyenne Cañon Park to The Broadmoor hotel, subject to multiple conditions. The Broadmoor will build...
Colorado Springs cleanup crews had cleared much of the debris strewn along Cheyenne Canyon Road by Wednesday, when the city invited nearly a dozen reporters and photographers for a press tour of the washed-out paths, cracked roads and eroded landscapes of North Cheyenne Canon Park. “Our public works department has been working diligently to stabilize […]
There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of […]
The 50 people attending a city-sponsored stormwater gathering on Oct. 24 unequivocally endorsed a regional approach to the county’s stormwater problem. Mayor Steve Bach did not attend. City Council President Keith King said the mayor and City Council are philosophically “starting to come together. I think he’ll come around,” King said of the mayor’s perspective. […]
As the drought afflicting Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the state continues, tempers are hot over a deal in which the city utility sold an additional three million gallons of water to irrigate a golf course. The Broadmoor Hotel was sold city drinking water to irrigate its golf course while the rest […]
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering an application for a 22-mile gas pipeline that would run from the Divide Creek area under the Colorado River to processing facilities near Parachute. The BLM says the pipeline proposed by Bargath LLC would be bored under the Colorado River to avoid impacts to the riverbed, aquatic […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the Blue Star Recyclers plant in Colorado Springs Thursday saying he needs to get out of Denver and see what is going on in the rest of the state. Blue Star was founded in 2008 to recycle electronics waste: old computers, keyboards, printers and televisions. In May, the company transformed itself […]
A new report shows that wind energy in Colorado displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 525,000 cars off the road each year. And the state’s current power generation from wind energy saves enough water to meet the needs of 23,300 state residents. The report comes from Environment Colorado and...
You’ve got a dozen or more old computers, keyboards and monitors in the storage room, and you can’t just toss them in the dumpster because it’s against the law – they’re full of dangerous chemicals and metals. So who are you going to call? Try Better Environment Through Technology Recycling. BETTR, as it calls itself, […]