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My Interview With Ana Johansen…

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

…in the latest issue of Denver Green Streets Magazine. Here…

It’s Just One Hour

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Earth Hour was born in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour. Earth Hour is a world-wide event. Cities and countries across the globe will turn off the lights for one hour between 8:30 and 9:30, local time, Saturday, March 26th. It’s […]

Beeing Gregg-The Bee Guru

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Yesterday I interviewed The Bee Guru, Gregg McMahan, a guy who knows how to save the bees. 1 out of every 3 things on your plate would not exist without bees. The bees are in peril.  And Gregg, an expert in beekeeping, bee rescue and bee education among other things, is passionately optimistic about this […]

Editorial: Trading “Passion” For Practicality

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

In  2011, will the focus of the Green movement be more practical?  Have we learned anything? I read an interesting article by Juliet Eilperin; here’s the link: http://carolynbaker.net/2010/12/23/environmental-movement-beginning-to-understand-that-all-solutions-are-local/  I think she makes some powerful points about the need to localize Green and make it more practical. While I understand the sentiments behind efforts to close […]

Reskilling

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

What’s a Green Reporter to do in between gigs? For one thing, a “gig” is a questionable term. When good bloggers started to get followings and make names for themselves they upped the value of the independent voice. You don’t need anybody else to give you a writing gig, not anymore. You don’t need a […]

My New Column

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I’ve got a column now in an internet mag called Mile Hi Green. I call it “Robbie Knight’s Comm Post” as a pun but also as a definition; compost is a conglomeration of sorts, even if it isn’t exactly a potpourri. A lot of potpourris actually smell worse than compost heaps, in my opinion, but […]

Crossing The Road

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

In my constant effort to Walk That Walk, I’ve been preparing to create a small homesteading operation in the ‘burbs of Wheat Ridge.  In Wheat Ridge, where we reside across the street from a grammar school and a horse farm, no permit is necessary for small livestock.  You can have chickens, rabbits, even goats or […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Yesterday I was privileged to attend the Environmental Achievement Awards sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Above is my fuzzy iPhone pic (from the back of the room) of the Governor’s speech. It was basically a bunch of bureaucrats and corporate types congratulating each other. And this is a beautiful thing. […]

Welcome!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Welcome to DenverGreenChannel.com! I wanted this web site as a not-for-profit place to profile people in our community who are doing things that make life better for people AND the natural world.  People who take it upon themselves-on their own time and on their own dime, for the most part-to pick one thing in the […]

The Responsibility of Green Media

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

“We have tons of common ground we can stand on. We can speak to these issues from lots of places that are exciting to all kinds of members of the audience on all sides of the discussion. That’s where we need to be standing,” Brian Welsh