News/Media

Jefferson County Conservation Cup

January 23, 2019 - Jenny Steel

Young conservationists take the lead! On September 17 – November 16, 4 middle schools in Jefferson County participated in Renew Our Schools. Renew Our Schools is an energy conservation competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools, homes and communities. The program’s 2017 impact numbers include over 17,000 Read More

Celebrating Pollinator Appreciation Month

September 6, 2018 - Rada Kolmakova

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What can I do to protect pollinators? A: Did you know that more than 150 food crops in the U.S. depend on pollinators? These include insects, birds, small mammals, bees Read More

Sustainability Community

Eco-Cycle

January 13, 2015 - Brandon Hill

Special Reports & Research Did you know that Eco-cycle is one of the largest nonprofit recyclers in the the United States? Over the last 38 years, this industry leader developed  expertise in recycling and community waste management. Eco-cycle’s Special Reports & Research section is a presentation of their most current and pioneering research in zero-waste, Read More

CSU Extension

January 13, 2015 - Brandon Hill

Planttalk Colorado CSU Extension is the premiere resource for all things plants in the west. Planttalk Colorado is the periodical version of its parent horticultural database. It offers timely and reliable expertise on everything from how to plant a tree, to commonly used plant terms, to a library of local blogs from gardening experts.  

Thought Leadership

CRC 2015 All City Water Report

March 19, 2015 - CRC Water Team

2014 was an exciting year for CRC’s water programs. Whereas 2013 was a year of extremes, starting with drought-like conditions and ending in a flood, 2014 was a mild season, with above average precipitation throughout the summer.

Where’s the Water Going? Factors related to outdoor water use

October 8, 2014 - Morgan Shimabuku

With over 25% of Colorado’s residential water use wasted as runoff from outdoor irrigation, CRC’s Slow the Flow Consultations are on the front line of conservation. This presentation examines the operations and impact of Slow the Flow. While Slow the Flow services make a significantly reduce water use, it turns out that consumer education is Read More

Blog Posts

The Scoop on Soil Testing

February 7, 2019 - Phebe Taylor

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  When and how should I test my soil? A:  In a new garden, the value of soil testing lies in establishing a baseline on soil salts, phosphorus, potassium, pH, Read More

The Power of Decluttering

January 10, 2019 - Jenny Steel

  It’s clear, now more than ever, that waste is a hot topic in our culture. From minimalism to declutter blogs, we all seem to be sick of stuff but also instinctively drawn to it. There’s just something about the comfort of things. JamesClear.com writes about this tendency called the Diderot Effect. Once you purchase Read More