Sustainability

AZYEP Presents the Youth News Team

Sep 23, 2020

This Year's News Team, while meeting under unusual circumstances, are off to a great start. While sitting together in Sopris park, these journalists shared about their interest in news, radio, and the crises our communities are facing today.

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A 36-acre property near Cortez in southwestern Colorado soon will be transformed into a sustainable community apple "orchard hub." With help from The Nature Conservancy, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project was able to purchase the land . Jude Schuenemeyer, who co-directs the project, said they'll use beneficial insects instead of pesticides to protect the apple trees, and underneath, there will be a range of native wildflowers to create a safe space for pollinators to refuel.

Meet Greg Peterson, a sustainability innovator who created the Urban Farm on his 12,000 sq ft property in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. His entirely regenerative and edible landscape produces a steady flow of fruit and vegetables year-round, and allows him to teach others about urban farming through his platform at urbanfarm.org. Greg talks about the spiritual orientation and choices that guide and nurture his work in the world.

Rob Hopkins

Author Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the international Transition Towns movement. He joins Steph Syson and Jrome Osentowski to share the ideas behind his latest book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want.

El Departamento de la Comida

Tara Rodriguez Besosa is the co-founder of El Departamento de la Comida, a nonprofit collective for the advancement of sustainable, resilient, and regenerative food projects in Puerto Rico.

Patrick Johnson closed on 2,500 acres in Pinal County over five years ago. The property, just off Interstate 8, is mostly farm fields right now. Johnson’s plan is to build a dream spot for motorsports lovers, including two tracks for racing or testing, 2,000 homes, and a hotel. 

But millions of dollars in, Johnson is a long way from a grand opening.

Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft founded The Grow Network to promote sustainable living, food sovereignty and natural medicines. She joins Steph and Jerome to share about what got her started and what keeps her going.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program July radio summer workshop spent three days learning about broadcasting and sustainability. As a culminating activity to their learning, students discuss sustainability with Colorado Mountain College Assistant Dean of Instruction, Adrian Fielder.

Raleigh Burleigh

Eden Vardy and Cooper Means of The Farm Collaborative, formerly Aspen TREE, join Jill Rubin on Let's Talk to share about local initiatives to improve agriculture and sustainable food systems.

Sustainable Settings

The fruit growing on the apricot tree at Sustainable Settings this spring affirmed for Brook LeVan the benefits of his long-standing, friendly relationship with the wild.

Greg Albrecht/KDNK

Krista Gaudio launched GrowHands in January of 2019. This salt scrub is designed to remove plant resin from hands, although it also works to remove other substances. Krista's intention is to share this and other chemical-free products with as many people as possible to support a more sustainable future.

fatcityfarmers.org

Michael Thompson, local architect and president of Fat City Farmers, returns to discuss tools for extending the growing season with hosts Stephanie Syson and Jerome Osentowski.

Renee Ramge Photography

Dan Rosenthal joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about the ski and music trip he took with Pam, visiting all 38 IKON resorts in North America while performing music to promote climate action and sustainable living.

Paul Hempel is responsible for Source Water Protection within the Colorado Rural Water Association and has gift for standing with sufficient stature and neutrality to facilitate communication between the oil and gas industry and community water providers and swallowers.

AZYEP discusses  the Yampah Mountain High School Taste of the Holidays & Gift Bazaar fundraiser with organizer Kim Wille. The event takes place in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, December 8th from 11 AM to 2 PM and will benefit the YMHS sustainability pod. Click here for more information.

Beth Wysong

This month's topic is sustainability. Special guests include Adrian Fielder, the dean of sustainability at Colorado Mountain College, Kevin Hillmer Pegram, an associate professor of sustainability, and Lauren Hoffman, a student of sustainability.

Apple Core Project Revives Rural Heirloom Fruit Production

Aug 22, 2018
Apple Core Project

The Apple Core Project in parts of Western Colorado aims to revive rural heirloom fruit production. KOTO’s Katie Klingsporn has the story.

slowmoney.org

Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute, shares with host Stephanie Syson and guest host Gwen Garcelon about his newest book.

crmpi.org

At the AREDay Summit last week, cryptocurrency dominated many discussions. One panel took the focus from cyber space and economic theories, back to Earth. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports with comments by Jerome Osentowski, founder of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Eden Vardy, founder and director of The Farm Collaborative, formerly known as Aspen TREE, and Jeremy Landua, co-author of Regenerative Enterprise.

April Crow

During Wildfest, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Rachel Fulfer of Inkswell Screen Printers who designed the Wildfest t-shirts with sustainability in mind.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is committed to an ambitious set of sustainability goals to meet by 2050. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Adrian Fielder, Assistant Dean of Instruction, for details about CMC’s actions towards sustainability.

To view the full Sustainaibility Action Report, click here.