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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

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Denver, Colorado

The city of Denver has made recent strides to combat the threat of extreme wildfires and precipitation events. In the year 1996, a fire burned nearly 12,000 acres around Buffalo Creek, which serves as the main source of the city's water supply. Two months following this devastating wildfire, heavy thunderstorms caused flash floods in the burned area, having the effect of washing sediment into the city's reservoir. In fact, this event washed more sediment into the reservoir than had accumulated in the 13 years prior. Water treatment costs were estimated to be $20 million over the next decade following the event. Denver needed a plan to make sure that the city would not be devastated by future wildfire and flash flood events. DenverWater and the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region are working together to restore more than 40,000 acres of National Forests lands through processes like reforestation, erosion control, and the decommissioning of roads. Further, Denver has installed sensors in the reservoirs in order to monitor the quality of the water and quantity of debris or sediment. These accomplishments will have the effect of building a more resilient Denver, Colorado towards the impending increase of extreme weather events such as wildfire and flooding.

Ecological restoration[edit | edit source]

Ecological River Restoration in Colorado, USA (Nature-based Solutions)
Authors: Terracon Ecotech, Feb 11, 2021

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Colorado is home to four national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, two national historic sites, three national historic trails, one national scenic trail, 11 national forests, two national grasslands, 41 national wilderness areas, two national conservation areas, eight national wildlife refuges, 44 state parks, 307 state wildlife areas, and numerous other scenic, historic, and recreational areas.[1]

Community energy[edit | edit source]


Wikipedia: Solar power in Colorado, Wind power in Colorado

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Bike information form the City of Boulder - Community Cycles


Bike paths in Colorado (category)
Boulder, Cycling: Boulder, well known for its bicycle culture, boasts hundreds of miles of bicycle-pedestrian paths, lanes, and routes that interconnect to create a renowned network of bikeways usable year-round. Boulder has 74 bike and pedestrian underpasses that facilitate safer and uninterrupted travel throughout much of the city. The city offers a route-finding website that allows users to map personalized bike routes around the city. In May, 2011, B-cycle bike-sharing opened in Boulder with 100 red bikes and 12 stations.

Food activism[edit | edit source]


more video: "Growing Our Urban AgriCULTURE" Grow Local Colorado potluck, 2010

Sharing[edit | edit source]

Denver Tool Library

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

GO Boulder - Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Colorado (category)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Energy Profile for Colorado

Maps[edit | edit source]

Maps of Boulder's Transportation System

News and comment[edit | edit source]


  • News We rarely hear about the disasters that were avoided – but there’s a lot we can learn from them, (Nov 23, 2023)


  • News Data may be Colorado’s best bet to mitigate increasing wildfire risk on the Front Range, Climate Central (Jan 23, 2022)


Community Reacts To Solar Farm: 'Hey, I'm Not Polluting', Sep 20[2]

Denver to Get its First Tiny House Village for the Homeless, Jul 6[3]

5 Ways the Denver Public Library Supports the City's Homeless Population, Jun 8[4]


"Boulder Commits To Going 100 Percent Renewable" Sep 1[5]

Pedal-power and Precision Revolutionize Food Rescue in Boulder, Jul 26[6]


Colorado Man Transforms Backyards into Micro Farms, October 12[7]

About Colorado[edit | edit source]

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Colorado ( KOL-ə-RAD-oh, -⁠RAH-doh, other variants) is a landlocked state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. Colorado borders Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and meets Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is often considered to be part of the southwestern United States. The high plains of Colorado may be considered a part of the midwestern United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is the eighth most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The United States Census Bureau estimated the population of Colorado at 5,877,610 as of July 1, 2023, a 1.80% increase since the 2020 United States census.

Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated "Coloradoan" is occasionally used. Colorado is a comparatively wealthy state, ranking eighth in household income in 2016, and 11th in per capita income in 2010. It also ranks highly in the nation's standard of living index. Major parts of the economy include government and defense, mining, agriculture, tourism, and increasingly other kinds of manufacturing. With increasing temperatures and decreasing water availability, Colorado's agriculture, forestry, and tourism economies are expected to be heavily affected by climate change

External links

Wikipedia: Water in Colorado


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Authors Phil Green
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Language English (en)
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Aliases Colorado
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Created August 31, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified April 11, 2024 by Phil Green
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