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Transition Boulder

The Transition Initiative for the City of Boulder is forming. If you wish to join the initiating group or just want to stay informed please join.

Website: http://transitionboulder.org
Type Group: transition
Members: 226
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2013

Welcome To Transition Boulder

Check out this discussion to see what's going on and to find out how to get involved.

Ongoing Discussions and Development

Boulder Fruit and Nut Preservation Regis-Tree

Started by Jason Gerhardt Aug 17, 2012.

Feed Denver InPower Festival, March 31st @ Sustainability Park, 25th&Lawrence, Denver

Started by Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets Mar 22, 2012.

Free Chickens & coop set-up!

Started by Anna M Oct 10, 2011.

Aquaponics Workshops This Weekend: July 23, 24

Started by Adrienne Rosenberg Jul 18, 2011.

Permaculture Design Course September 9-22, 2011

Started by Adrienne Rosenberg Jul 12, 2011.

Screening of Fresh at 63rd St Farm on Thursday, June 2nd

Started by Sam Schabacker May 24, 2011.

Slow Fashion Movement -Boulder Meetup- June 6th, 2011 at 6:00p

Started by Jessica Bourland May 18, 2011.

Is there a permaculture voluteer initiative here? 14 Replies

Started by Tatiana Casey. Last reply by Tatiana Casey Mar 25, 2011.

Updated 03/20/11: Upcoming organic chicken feed distribution in Boulder 1 Reply

Started by Karl Hanzel. Last reply by Heather Sakai Jan 5, 2011.

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Comment by Paul Riederer on February 16, 2013 at 6:46pm

Suggested Call to Action... email your county commissioners to BAN THE FREAKING FRACKING!
Email address: commissioners@bouldercounty.org
Sample Email: Dear Boulder County Commissioners,
Today's Denver Post online article (shown below) should be carefully investigated by you, our elected officials, so that this doesn't happen to our Boulder County soil, air, water, aquifers, natural systems, children, families, workers, health, schools, homes, farms, animals, and property values. This predictable failure is completely unacceptable and the damage done is irreparable. This must be prevented from ever happening to our community and our county, along with the unintended consequences of this toxic industrial extraction process to our childrens' future. A permanent Ban on Fracking is the only solution to assure our health and safety in the future. Sincerely, Jane Q. Citizen

http://www.denverpost.com/businessbreakingnews/ci_22601135/84-000-g...

Comment by Karl Hanzel on June 7, 2012 at 12:30pm

Mallard Ducklings

We have 4, week-old mallard ducklings that seek a good home.

They were hatched in an incubator from fertile eggs that we get from our flock.  They aren't sexed yet, so you won't know what you're getting.  I find duck eggs to be especially delicious & nutritious... better than chicken eggs.  And of course the 'lings are cuter than anything with two feet.  They're very comfortable with people, snuggly, but also squirmy.  They're also getting acclimated to our other adult birds.

$20 for all (too few to break-up), or trade me for something.

We should have another batch hatching at the end of the month too.  

Contact me if you're interested.  'Can possibly deliver (by bike).

Karl

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Comment by Cosima Krueger-Cunningham on March 21, 2012 at 11:48pm

Many people don't realize that the rights of those who use toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides in Boulder currently trump the rights of those of us for whom the words "local foodshed," "organic" and "permaculture" describe our vision of our best local food future.  Toxic chemical pesticide and herbicide use is still widespread in the City of Boulder, making truly organic gardening and urban farming challenging at best.   The City of Boulder is not allowed to ban pesticide use by residents under preemption by existing state statutes.  Please visit the Boulder County Sustainable Agriculture Forum at www.facebook.com/BoCoSustAgForum to join upcoming advocacy discussions on this and related issues.  

Comment by Tyombe Hallman=Heintze on February 20, 2012 at 1:42pm

looking to get involved!

Comment by Paul Riederer on September 29, 2011 at 11:21am
Did you know GMOs are being grown on Bouler's open space public lands? Get details at www.no-gmo-boulder.com 
Email the Boulder County Commissioners at commissioners@bouldercounty.org   Express your opinion to them. Examples - "As a county resident, taxpayer, organic gardener and a Parks and Open Space bondholder, I object to the planting of GMOs on public lands. Let’s set an example and  plant only organic, non-GMO crops on public lands."

Also join over 1,000 others and sign the petition on line here - http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/GMOFreeBoulder/

For even more actions please visit: http://www.no-gmo-boulder.com/take-action/

Comment by Adrienne Rosenberg on September 14, 2011 at 12:13pm
Hello all,

Woodbine Ecology Center is seeking an outgoing, community minded, and knowledgeable Executive Director. Go to http://woodbinecenter.org/jobs for more information and a detailed job posting.
Thanks,
Adrienne Rosenberg
Communications Coordinator
Woodbine Ecology Center
Comment by Nathan Parkin on June 28, 2011 at 3:07pm

I have put together a little youtube vid to help bring firends and family up to speed, thought I'd share

 

Cheers

Nathan

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejHjxJ4MhNM&feature=related

Comment by Karl Hanzel on April 20, 2011 at 7:55pm
Local Energy Presentation
Thursday 04/21, 6:30 PM
West Boulder Senior Center:

I quote from a flyer from Clean Energy Alliance:

Local Power, Local Control - Lessons from Around the World


The mission of the Institute of Local Self Reliance (ILSR) is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

Mr. John Farrell, senior researcher, focuses on aspects of community control of energy through the "New Rules Project" at ILSR which was started back in 1998. The New Rules Project brings fresh new policy solutions to communities and states to ensure that they are "designing rules as if community matters." Mr. Farrell's work has included studies on community solar power, energy self-reliance, the costs of nuclear power, and feed-in-tariffs. He is currently focusing on the job creation possibilities being driven by the feed-in-tariff policies in Ontario, Canada.

Maybe see ya there!

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Comment by Jason Gerhardt on February 13, 2011 at 12:45pm
The 5th annual Permaculture Through the Seasons! Design Course is filling up rapidly.  If you were thinking of taking it this year I highly encourage you to register soon!  See under events for more info!
Comment by Devin Quince on December 15, 2010 at 10:07am

I just posted up a review of a new dual-flush retro-fit kit

http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dual-flush-conver...

 

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