Community Planning – Denver East Area Plan

Think Colorado is getting more crowded? It is. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, Colorado’s population has added the equivalent of an additional Denver since 2010. The total population of the state was 5,029,126, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. As of July 1, 2018, the figure had risen to 5,695,564. That means Colorado attracted 666,368 new residents over an eight-year …

The right to have children humanely: to “have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. The first step is renouncing the individualism celebrated by capitalism and recognizing the interdependence that is essential for long-term survival. We depend on our water supply to be clean, and our rivers depend on us not to poison them.

The first step is renouncing the individualism celebrated by capitalism and recognizing the interdependence that is essential for long-term survival. We depend on our water supply to be clean, and our rivers depend on us not to poison them. We ask our neighbors to watch our dogs or water our plants while we’re away, and offer our help in kind. …

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Approved in Philadelphia

When the worker rights and protections of the New Deal were passed in the 1930s, domestic workers were specifically excluded from these rights as a concession to southern lawmakers. As a result, domestic workers have worked without the right to a minimum wage, without the right to overtime, without the right to form a union, and without protection from harassment …

Let Colorado communities choose their own energy sources: Evaluate an alternative to monopoly utilities

By DAILY CAMERA GUEST OPINION | openforum@dailycamera.com | Boulder Daily CameraNovember 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm By Edie Hooton Regardless of what happens with Boulder’s future energy municipalization efforts, it’s sadly obvious that the long, expensive legal battle with Xcel will deter other towns with ambitious renewable energy and climate goals from following our lead. A more general solution for Colorado communities is needed. …

Alexander Hamilton described “high crimes and misdemeanors” as “violations of the public trust.”

Trump is the poster boy for this yardstick. He tells Americans they have cleaner air, water, food, forthcoming wonderful health insurance, tons more manufacturing jobs and “clean, beautiful coal.” He continues to maintain these fictions when just the opposite is occurring due to his deliberate destruction of existing health, safety and economic protections. He is subordinating people to increased corporate …

Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused

Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben excerpt from Yes! Magazine, Nov 15, 2019 … not to say that fossil fuel extraction is a crime of the same kind as owning human beings. It isn’t—but the two are not unrelated; the same instinct to abuse and extract, deplete, discard, and disavow holds. And we have always understood the evil of slavery, but …

Ten Green New Deals – How Do They Compare?

By Guy Dauncey, Revised September 29th 2019 September 27, 2019 Climate, Economy Bernie Sanders, business, canada, community, Development, electricity, Elizabeth Warren, food, Green New Deal, Green Party, Jay Inslee, jobs, Nature, NDP, Oil, politics, taxes, transportation Guy Dauncey is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, and the author or co-author of ten books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and Journey to the Future: A Better World Is …

Air Pollution is #1 Health Risk. Also, the Surprising Benefits of Taking Cars off Our City Streets

 World Economic ForumOct. 29, 2019 By Marcela Guerrero Casas A future in which everyone travels in driverless flying cars may still dominate the popular imagination, particularly when it comes to media and marketing hype. But if we are to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on sustainable cities and communities, a more revolutionary (albeit more low-tech) picture will unfold, in which …

Illegal Gold Mining Is Laying Waste to the Amazon

 Nexus Media Nov. 10, 2019 By Marlene Cimons Last summer, scientist Maria Rodriguez traveled to the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios, once the home of lush rainforests, meandering rivers and thriving wildlife. But her destination was anything but picturesque. She’d come to study several sites ravaged by illegal gold mining that had left a legacy of destruction and mercury …

Supporting an accurate value of solar

John Farrell, ILSR, Nov 2019, excerpt Minnesota’s value of solar policy had the benefit of development on the heels of successful value of solar policies in other jurisdictions, primarily Austin, Tex. The included components were written specifically into the enabling legislation based on the advice of experts from municipal utility Austin Energy, Clean Power Research, and clean energy economists. The …