Category: Green Living

Denver’s GrowHaus

A poster greets visitors when they enter the GrowHaus, an urban farm and marketplace at East 47th Avenue and York Street in Denver. “When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a communist,” the poster reads. Translated from its original Portuguese, the quote is from the late Brazilian…

Green Machines: Air-Friendly Ways to Get Around Denver

Protecting Denver’s air quality is a priority for government officials, who have come up with some creative ways to help Denver’s “brown cloud,” which is caused mostly from motor vehicles. Denver is more prone to the pollution because of its thinner air and its location in a valley. Here are some ways you can take part in traveling green. Denver…

Second Life: All Things Renewable

The line of spoon rests looks like modern pieces of blown glass art. The abstract shapes and not-too-polished surfaces suggest each piece is a handcrafted masterpiece. Then I notice the Mountain Dew logo. The spoon rests are, in fact, a second life for glass that formerly existed as soda and beer bottles. Heated and molded into a flattened shape with…