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Activists and students deliver petitions demanding action

A message to Sen. Gardner Ten activists from Environment Colorado and Conservation Colorado joined forces in fighting climate change, gathering on the steps outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office on Friday, Oct. 8. The group, which included several CU Denver students, had convened to

Denver welcomes activist Greta Thunberg

Local groups collaborate with young activists A feverous cheer went up as Greta Thunberg stepped onto the stage of the Greek Amphitheatre of Civic Center Park on Oct. 11. The 16-year-old climate activist capped off an energetic protest from a diverse group of children, adults, indigenous

Going green on campus and beyond

How students can get involved The threat of climate change is an ever-present thought in the minds of many young people today.  Current world reports don’t paint an optimistic picture either: the Amazon rainforest burns in large swaths, millions of tons of arctic ice are

Guest Column

As my first year of college comes to an end, I reflect on what has brought me to this point. The journey through year one has been wild, unpredictable, often a lot of fun, and sometimes not so much. If nothing else, there is one

Denver’s tiny house village

Tiny homes serve as potential homelessness solution It hasn’t been an easy journey for the 11 little 8×12 homes of the Beloved Community Village. Pioneering a housing forward concept in the city of Denver, the village has established itself as a place to get people

Tropical Escape

Feeling the cold lately? …these environs aren’t. Denver Botanic Gardens offers an escape from the harsh, wintry weather and extreme cold of the last few weeks. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory features a microcosm of warmth- and moisture-loving plants, none of which are dead and