Posted inClimate, News

Boulder climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

By Deepa Bharath and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press After 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, a climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: On the 51st Earth Day, we need bipartisanship on climate more than ever

The first Earth Day — April 22, 1970 — marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Its history is instructive in that this day grew out of bipartisan support. reports it this way: “Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and […]

Posted inArts, Business, Culture, Economy, News

A Denver community forms around murals to find hope in art, friendship and “mutual aid”

When Denver gift shop owner Erika Righter asked her Facebook friends if anyone wanted to sponsor a muralist to paint Hope Tank’s front window during Women’s History month, the response showed her how powerful a small community can be.  Righter, whose store’s sales plummeted as foot traffic along Broadway in the usually busy Baker neighborhood […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

I sought refuge from the coronavirus shutdown in urban nature. Eventually, this poem emerged.

During the first few weeks of social distancing, the only regular opportunity that I had to get outside was to walk the South Platte River Greenway, which is just behind my apartment in RINO. These walks during the beginning of spring produced many reflections on the surrounding environment: from the specifics of the river setting, […]