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Tenant Spotlight: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Interview with Chandra Rosenthal, Rocky Mountain Field Office Director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. What does your organization do and how long have you been around? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local, state and federal resource professionals. PEER’s mission includes educating the public and speaking out, as well […]

Tenant Spotlight: Cottonwood Institute

Interview with Andrew Miller, Program Manager for Cottonwood Institute. What does your organization do and how long have you been around? Since 2004, Cotttonwood Institute has been transforming the way we empower Colorado Front Range students to be leaders and problem-solvers. We collaborate with schools and youth organizations to provide high-quality, impactful environmental education programs […]

Boss Defrost’s goal to preserve fresh water

This article was originally published in ColoradoBiz Magazine. Read the full article here. Thawing food with the traditional running water method is a hidden water waste stream in food prep across the United States. Boss Defrost was invented to address this waste. Boss Defrost reduces average water use for thawing by 98.5%. Their goal is to give […]

Tenant Spotlight: Denver Streets Partnership

Interview with Curt Baker, Communications Manager for Denver Streets Partnership. What does your organization do and how long have you been around? We’re a coalition of community organizations advocating for people-friendly streets in Denver. Been at it since 2016. What specific programs, practices, or priorities is your organization most focused on right now on? How […]

A Colorado company is raising the bar in the solar industry

Pivot Energy was founded in 2009 to fight against the existential threat of global warming by expanding access to clean, solar energy. Based in Denver, their team is helping the country transition to a more sustainable, decentralized electric grid by working on hundreds of projects across the country. They were awarded a Best for Colorado Commit […]

The 2020 Best for Colorado Awards

At the 2020 Best for Colorado Awards Ceremony, Secretary of State, Jena Griswold opened by reflecting on the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented in these last several months. Amid her recognition of these great challenges, she affirmed the following: “Coloradans are not only resilient by nature, we’re committed to pulling our communities up with us. Nowhere […]

Montanya Distillers is the 2020 Best for Colorado Commit to Action Honoree

*This article was originally published in ColoradoBiz Magazine. You can read the original feature: here.   In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Montanya Distillers, a craft distillery in Crested Butte, saw the need for sanitizer in their community and shifted their production to donate surface sanitizer to front-line workers. This commitment to ensuring their community thrives […]

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Tenant Spotlight: Recycle Colorado

What does your organization do?  Recycle Colorado is an action-oriented and member-driven organization that works on state and local policy, projects that are related to state infrastructure and business end markets for material recovery, reuse and manufacturing, and advancing all that is recycling. What is your organization most focused on right now on?  We are […]

Young entrepreneurs promote self-care, wellness and community

This article was originally published in ColordoBiz Magazine. You can read the full feature here. glow + gather is a family-run business, co-founded with two young entrepreneurs from Castle Rock. They promote self-care and a healthy lifestyle through their natural body and spice products. Best for Colorado spoke with co-founders, Sarita Parikh, Kerala (age 13) […]

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Modeling and Building Resilience

If climate change wasn’t enough for us to stop and evaluate our societal level of resilience, maybe the coronavirus pandemic and upcoming national election will finally capture our much-needed attention. As a participant in a recent Colorado Emergence Series convening put it, “resilience was broken before the pandemic,” but maybe this crisis will finally give […]