Sustainability

Sustainability

Saving Water, But For Whom?

Like many Coloradoans, our family made some home improvements during the pandemic. One major project was to convert turfgrass in our front lawn to a low-water and pollinator-friendly xeriscaped groundcover. As we patiently awaited our award from the City of Wheat Ridge for being outstanding sustainably minded citizens (still waiting…), I wanted to dig a

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Sustainability

Gardening Is Truly A Joy For Us

When my husband Murph and I bought this home 50 years ago we thought it was a pretty great place already – a good-sized yard with lots of trees. Today, all these years later, our yard looks very different, mature but not overgrown, tended by the two of us who have grown older but are

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Edgewater

Whittle Your Waste

Help put an end to food waste – and start composting with us! Edgewater and Scraps offer residents an affordable compost pickup service. You can learn more and sign up at www.ScrapsMileHigh.com/Edgewater. Not sure yet about composting? Check out all the benefits you will bring to the community and the climate! Benefits of composting •

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Sustainability

Turning A Passion Into A Purpose

Like so many people, I find solace in plants. It doesn’t matter if it is in the garden or in my home, they bring a peace that is not only comforting, but needed. At first, I thought of gardening and collecting plants as a hobby that just passed the time. It was something that kept

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Sustainability

‘The Mighty ATATs’

Founded in 2013, the Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team (“the mighty ATATs”) is a citizen-led organization that works with residents, city leadership, businesses and partner organizations to increase opportunities to walk, to ride a bike, and to connect with transit in Wheat Ridge. The ATATs work to promote and develop a physically and economically

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Community

Could This Be…A Wheat Ridge Home Companion?

What if … the Car Talk guys joined up with the Prairie Home Companion team to talk about gardening? Something like that is happening here in Wheat Ridge, by locals, about locals’ gardens.  Listen for yourself: Upside Down Tulips not only sows botanical advice every two weeks, it has its own theme song, corny jokes,

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Edgewater

More Reasons To Recycle!

Continuing the City of Edgewater Sustainability Board invitation to join in new practices this year, we offer the following information.  Recycling is a daily activity for more than 100 million Americans and a great way to protect our environment and stimulate our economy. The environmental and economic premise of recycling is sound; reusing natural resources

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Edgewater

Why Recycle?

The new year offers a new chance to build good habits. An important habit for us to build is recycling. Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash. Recycling turns these items into new products and can benefit your community and the environment. Join the Edgewater

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Sustainability

Maintaining Clean Living During Adversity

COVID-19 has pushed almost everyone and every industry to single-use containers, plastics and surfaces that are nonporous. There are trillions of vinyl/rubber/plastic gloves all over the world, and harsh sanitizing liquids are spread on everything including our bodies. More soaps and alcohol are flowing through drains and more potable water is used for cleaning purposes. 

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Sustainability

Regenerate Wheat Ridge: Growing Community With An Agricultural Conservation Grant

The City of Wheat Ridge and the Jefferson Conservation District were jointly awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide regenerative agricultural educational workshops and support community agricultural partnerships.  Regenerative Agriculture: What

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