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The Skinny on Omega 3 Fatty Acids

July 12th, 2018
Omega-3 and the Environment

If you haven’t heard that omega- 3 fatty acids are good for you, you’ve not been paying attention.  Two crucial omega- 3s are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts, seeds and even leafy greens like cabbage. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they might deliver some big health benefits like improving heart and brain health and curbing the pain and stiffness of arthritis. If you don’t get enough omega-3-rich foods in your diet, you may be thinking about a dietary supplement. ... Read More

The Future of Denver: New Plans for Improved Transportation System, 100 Percent Renewable Energy, and Affordable Housing

July 25th, 2017

During Denver’s 2017 State of the City Address, which took place on July 10th, Denver’s mayor Michael Hancock addressed locals’ concerns regarding affordable housing, problems in transportation, population growth, and environmental issues in his plans for Denver’s future. These new plans include strategies to help increase the amount of affordable housing and reduce congestion in Denver’s transportation systems, and Mayor Michael Hancock also announced that “if Washington won’t stand by the Clean Power Plan or Paris climate accord, we will. We will reduce our carbon footprint and... Read More

New Sustainability Goals in Denver Includes Plans to Improve Quality of Life

May 23rd, 2017

  With population growth, economic growth, and environmental changes, it is easy to wonder what Denver is doing in specific to improve the quality of life in the region. Luckily for locals, many aspects of life in Denver are being improved by Denver’s Office of Sustainability’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. The city’s relatively new plan to meet goals in sustainability by 2020, created in 2015, includes strategies that will improve the local quality of life through improving aspects of the local environment (Denver Office of Sustainability 2017). The people of Denver will be able to see... Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Faces of Denver – Amarok!

May 8th, 2017

Colorado’s newest resident! Meet Amarok, a 3-year-old  Timber wolf who was recently rescued from the streets of Medellin, Colombia. Amarok was found roaming the streets of Medellin and was subsequently rescued by the Santa Fe Zoological Park. The park contains more than 1,000 animals from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, yet Amarok was the first wolf ever to be taken in at Sante Fe. As wolves are not native to Colombia, the zoo suspects he was the victim of the tragic illegal wildlife trade (a billion dollar industry that spans the entire world). Due to the zoo’s lack of resources and experience... Read More

New Column on Sustainability: The Future of Denver and Its Economy

May 8th, 2017

Buildings, such as Amazon’s New Headquarters in Seattle, offer a glimpse of what Denver’s modern age of sustainability might begin to look like in the near future. Much of the new economic success in Denver has been created by the promotion of sustainability and related  values, and Denver has become a leader across the world in sustainability. Furthermore, Denver’s infrastructure and transportation are rated amongst the most sustainably designed in the world. Increased sustainability reduces costs for businesses, enhances the quality of life for people, and reduces environmental... Read More