Substantial problems, but hope and action on environment
Boulder seeks to restore and preserve trees, bees and soil
Boulder’s commitment to ecological preservation by using local taxes to purchase and set aside public land has frequently been characterized as groundbreaking.
This land is your land, this land is my land?
What makes Boulder County special? There are many possible answers to that question. One of the most apparent would be the pioneering actions by the city of Boulder and Boulder County in preserving Open Space for future generations.
Water dispute: Proposed Gross Reservoir expansion pits Boulder County Commissioners, others against Denver Water
It’s hard to imagine a local issue much more contentious than the proposed expansion of Gross Reservoir, one that was not resolved as of this writing.
Boulder’s efforts to separate from Xcel make slow progress
It hasn’t been amicable, and the process has been arduous, but as of this writing it looks as though the city of Boulder and Xcel Energy could be inching toward a divorce settlement.
Environmental Affinity Group provides inspiration, information, and connection among action-oriented donorsFor donors of the Community Foundation whose philanthropy is focused on protecting and promoting our shared environment, the Environmental Affinity Group (EAG) is a springboard for action.
Environment: WHAT CAN I DO?
Drive less. If your job is suited, ask if you can work at home a day or two a week. If public transit adds less than a half hour to your commute, take it more often. If riding your bike to work is an option, add it to your commuting menu.
As local governments address air quality, soil health, our urban canopy and pollinators, equity advocates question why more of us aren’t accessing our vast publicly owned and protected lands.