News/Media

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

Douglas County Schools Win $36,000 in Solar Prizes in Renew Our Schools Clean Energy Competition

July 30, 2018 - Neal Lurie

DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – An ‘Earth Cube’ solar composter and ‘Sunbolt’ solar powered workstations are coming to a school near you. These are two of the $36,000 in solar prizes won by Douglas County schools as part of the Renew Our Schools competition. The competition, run by Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Boulder, helped Read More

Sustainability Community

Eco-Cycle

January 13, 2015 - Chris Smith

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 - Chris Smith

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

Do I need to water during the winter

November 7, 2018 - 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: Do I really need to water during the winter?  A: Easy answer – definitely! High winds, dry air, low humidity, wide temperature changes, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures are normal Read More

Unearth the Turf: Outdoor Water Savings

October 29, 2018 - Neal Lurie

So, you’ve decided to cut back on your indoor water use – by upgrading your toilet, swapping out showerheads, shutting off the faucets when brushing, and however else possible. That’s great, but Coloradans on average use about 50 percent of their water outdoors on a yearly basis. For perspective, visualize a long trip across the Read More