Give Goat Meat a Try

March 1, 2019

It's healthier for you and the environment than beef, and it's delicious. So why aren't more Americans eating it? When an abandoned billy goat showed up on BLM land in New Castle, Colorado, Sylvia Ringer, a wildlife biologist for the federal agency, figured he could stay with her while they...


CU Boulder Brainwaves

March 1, 2019

Check out Brainwaves , a podcast exploring big ideas. The show is produced at the University of Colorado Boulder. Subscribe here: Apple Podcasts ; SoundCloud

Vail Capstone

Pushing Boundaries: Vail Resorts aims for zero waste with help from Masters of Environment students

Feb. 19, 2019

Three CU Boulder students in the Masters of the Environment (MENV) graduate program teamed up with Vail Resorts Inc. to help the industry leader reach its commitment to send no waste to the landfill by 2030. In 2017, Vail Resorts announced its Commitment to Zero, a pledge to reach a...

Nederland Capstone

Capstone Spotlight: Developing an implementation strategy for Nederland, Colorado’s 100 percent renewable energy pledge

Feb. 5, 2019

In August 2017 the Town of Nederland, Colorado passed a resolution pledging to derive 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, making it fourth Colorado municipality to do so behind Boulder, Pueblo, and Aspen. Nederland’s resolution to achieve “100 percent renewables” is indicative of a growing movement among...


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...