Top Headlines from Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019

Jan. 31, 2019

Keep up on the news, even among the trade show madness. Here are today's top headlines: During the Industry Breakfast, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Snowsports Industries America (SIA) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), announced the formation of the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership , an alliance that will provide...

Will Toor

Daily Camera: Polis names Will Toor to head Colorado Energy Office

Dec. 22, 2018

Gov.-elect Jared Polis has named Will Toor, a former Boulder mayor and city council member and a former Boulder County commissioner, to be the next executive director of the Colorado Energy Office. Toor is the transportation program director for the Boulder-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, which promotes energy-efficiency and clean-transportation...


Colorado Public Radio: The Land and Water Conservation Fund

Dec. 21, 2018

Since 1964 the Land and Water Conservation Fund has used royalties from oil and gas leasing to protect natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, as well as to provide recreation opportunities. The Fund expired at the end of September, but both the House and Senate have proposed bills to...


Making America Great Again by Reintegrating Bison to our Landscape

Dec. 7, 2018

Schiits’ ukum st’ ‘maltmsh Bringing back our bison The American Bison has lived in tandem with North America’s climate for thousands of years. Evolving with the ecosystem around it, bison ranged the American Great Plains and reached as far north as Alaska and into the plains of Northern Mexico, as...

Nicole Civita

Meet Nicole Civita, MENV’s Sustainable Food Specialization Lead

Dec. 5, 2018

This fall, the Masters of the Environment Graduate Program welcomed new faculty member Nicole Civita. With a background in law and passion for social justice, Nicole leads MENV’s Sustainable Food Systems specialization in addition to teaching International Food Systems and U.S. Food Policy graduate courses. Read more about Nicole’s background...


GreenBiz: 3 ways entrepreneurs can influence the adoption of environmental standards

Nov. 28, 2018

In late 2009, a group of small business owners — a heating contractor, an architect, an interior designer, a landscape architect and a general contractor — have gathered around a table. The group has been charged by their client with making a new hotel in Atlanta compliant with the Leadership...

Luis Benitez

Westword: Meet Luis Benitez, Director of Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

Nov. 17, 2018

Luis Benitez isn't summiting the world's tallest peaks as often as he used to, but he's remained grounded for an important reason. Famous for his many mountaineering feats, Benitez is the first director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office , which Governor John Hickenlooper created in 2015. Under Benitez,...

Saul Basri charges his electric car at Boulder Nissan on Oct. 23. Boulder County commissioners on Tuesday pledged to the eventual electrification of the county's entire vehicle fleet. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)

Longmont Times-Call: Boulder County promises transition to electric government vehicle fleet

Nov. 15, 2018

Boulder County commissioners on Tuesday morning pledged to the eventual electrification of county government's entire fleet of vehicles A resolution approved by commissioners states that "100 percent of the new light-duty vehicles purchased by the county will be electric vehicles when the technology accommodates the needs of the vehicle use."...

Vail resorts

MENV Capstone: Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

Nov. 14, 2018

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today took major steps in its ‘Commitment to Zero,’ as the Company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 percent of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020. Additionally, Vail Resorts announced a...

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Denverite: Gov. Hickenlooper creates a council to promote Colorado’s outdoor scene and keep it attractive to residents, potential transplants

Oct. 28, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed an executive order creating a new council to promote the state’s outdoor recreation industry and help the continual growth of one of the state’s most iconic characteristics. With Confluence Park serving as his backdrop, Hickenlooper said the council will be a “big step forward.”...