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Chipotle drops hormone from menu

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Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill said this week that it will drop items from its menu containing the growth hormone rBGH by year’s end. The hormone is used to stimulate milk production in dairy cattle. Chipotle began serving sour cream free of the growth hormone last year. Over the past few months, the company… Continue Reading Chipotle drops hormone from menu

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Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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An independent policy group has given Colorado Springs high marks for its strides in water conservation. Springs’ single-family residential per capita water use decreased 32 percent since 2000, according to a report released this week from Western Resource Advocates. Per Capita Water Use Gallons per person per day in Colorado Springs   2000 2005 2006… Continue Reading Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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This year Old Colorado City will replace incandescent holiday lights with LED lights like the ones pictured here. Christmas lights photo courtesy of HolidayLEDS.com Old Colorado City has traded in its old incandescent holiday lights for new LED lights. The new bulbs are more efficient and offer a different kind of glow. Planners of the… Continue Reading Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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Gov. Bill Ritter catapulted the state into the greenhouse gas policing arena with the launch of the stat’s Climate Action Plan yesterday. Calling climate change the nation’s greatest environmental challenge, Ritter outlined details of the plan at Coors Field in Denver. The plan calls for two greenhouse-gas reduction goals: 20 percent below 2005 levels by… Continue Reading Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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Green gas plant plans on hold

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Xcel Energy Inc. will delay the construction of a Colorado state-of-the-art power plant that uses environmentally-friendly coal converted to gas technology to generate power. Xcel is the state’s largest utility provider, delivering electricity and natural gas to more than two-thirds of Colorado’s residents. Construction of a new “integrated gasification combined cycle,” power plant was anticipated… Continue Reading Green gas plant plans on hold

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Fort Carson will host the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference and Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. This year’s theme is “Securing the Future – A Sustainability Strategy.” The conference is an educational forum intended… Continue Reading Fort Carson hosts 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference

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The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service. Proponents of the free… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

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Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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Gas prices increased by about 5 cents during the past two weeks, to an average of $2.80 per gallon of self-serve regular, according to the Lundberg Survey released this week. The increase brings gas prices up 60 cents compared to prices at this time last year, but 38 cents below the all-time peak of $3.18… Continue Reading Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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A host of companies are partnering to engineer, install and finance a two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system at Fort Carson Army Base. When completed, the PV project will cover nearly 12 acres, making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado, according to the companies. The… Continue Reading U.S. Army’s largest solar project coming to Fort Carson

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Web site offers green networking

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A Fort Collins company has launched a networking Web site for environmentally conscious businesses and philanthropic givers. The GenGreen Network lists state- and city-specific contact information for businesses that operate under a green philosophy. The site will include a calendar of events, green job postings, a blog and a needs-and-offerings section. The GenGreen Network was… Continue Reading Web site offers green networking

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