Clara Boland didn’t fully appreciate coal’s role in her life until she did some digging. That meant going to Paonia, a small town in Western Colorado, which has mined coal for more than a century.
Boland’s aim was to create a short documentary film for a course on conveying climate science through film. Her journey began in Boulder, where young people called coal “yesterday’s fuel,” dirty and toxic.
CU-Boulder’s newest residence hall, Williams Village North, welcomed students this fall for the first time, many of whom will be learning about the building’s sustainable design through two new Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) that are housed in the residence hall.