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Solar panels on the roof of the East High School gym are part of the view from Sean McCarthy’s classroom. McCarthy, a special education teacher, says that he first noticed the city’s purple recycling bins at... more

Cap Hill Education News

Asbury Elementary School has been leading the way locally when it comes to eco education for years now. The school's teachers and staff created recycling and composting programs even before Denver Public Schools' Department of Sustainability came... more

South Denver Education News

When considering birding locales during the winter, Costa Rica, Arizona or southern Texas come to mind. But right here in Denver some unique and beautiful birds are easy to spot. Sure, there are more than enough Canada geese hanging out in our... more

South Denver Lifestyle

Spring cleaning can mean a lot of different things for a garden—from cleaning your tools (if you didn’t do this before the end of last season) to sorting seeds to preparing beds. All of these tasks are important to creating a garden you’ll want to... more

Local Gardening

The commitment of the federal government to protect public lands, historically, has been tenuous, and recent actions have brought us back to a conversation of commerce versus conservation. For Denver, the mountains just beyond the city provide... more

Capitol Lifestyle

Senator Michael Bennett and Congressman Jared Polis recently introduced a bill that would preserve 96,445 acres of wildlife in Colorado. Our public lands are being threatened by the current administration and this bill will help secure those lands... more

South Denver Opinion

I’ve been pouring through seed catalogs recently, looking for plants that will make up this year’s garden. Each year, I like to try at least one “experiment-for-me” plant. Last year, it was ground cherries—which I expected (because I didn’t... more

Local Gardening

Why do Coloradans know so much about nature? Because we have been conducting citizen science projects for years, decades even. In fact, not just those of us living in Colorado, but people from all over the country have been... more

South Denver Lifestyle

A friend of mine likes to joke that February is the worst month because, by then, everyone is sick of winter. She lives in New York, so in addition to that Arctic chill felt by so much of the country, she also endured the bomb cyclone, followed by... more

Local Gardening

Recently, a friend and I sat at Atomic Cowboy on Colfax discussing our stakes in things we’re passionate about and I spoke about both working with young people and nurturing the earth. My friend asked me to explore this further—the links, what’s... more

Local Gardening

Like working with youth? Want to impart some of your career wisdom? Goodwill Industries of Denver is seeking volunteer mentors to work at South High School. Goodwill’s Group Mentoring Program is designed to increase youth’s self-awareness, job... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

MummersTanz (“Mummers’ Dance”) is a collection of animated and wildly colored fabric collages by Ken Phillips of Denver. They explore some aspects of the wide world of mummery as historical marker, personal symbol and abiding archetype. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when following the news on our changing climate. Big storms and long droughts seem to happen at increasing frequency and for longer duration, and the effects are the result of global forces. more

Capitol Lifestyle

Each December we go through a flurry of gift giving with friends, family and coworkers. We also give to the numerous charitable organizations who depend upon contributions to fulfill their mission. Just last month, more than $36 million was raised... more

South Denver Lifestyle

Washington Park is one of Denver’s gems. However, if you spend even a few minutes there, it’s hard to miss the Canadian geese and their droppings. The geese population is at its peak right now due to the seasonal migration. more

Local Headlines

The holidays are here and with the season comes an increase in family gatherings, parties, food, more food and waste. Lots of waste! The EPA estimates American households generate 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

Colorado Gives Day will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 this year, beginning at 12:00a.m. The one-day event is a statewide movement to increase online giving and is held to allow Coloradans to more easily give to over 2,000 nonprofits of their choice... more

, Neighborhood News and Notes

We keep gardens for different purposes: to create beauty, to provide food for ourselves or for other animals, to grow our own medicines, to occupy our hands, to build the soil, to connect with those who came before us or those to whom we’ll leave... more

Local Gardening

Colorado Gives Day is closer than you think—schedule your donations now. Colorado Gives Day will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 this year, beginning at 12:00a.m. The one day event is a statewide movement to increase online giving and is held to allow more

Neighborhood News and Notes

My husband and I are empty nesters. We moved to Denver seven years ago. My husband was born and raised here and it is his dream to spend the rest of his life here in the city that he loves. Empty nesters are the seconded largest group moving to more

South Denver Opinion