News/Media

Resource Central launches H2Own It initiative to tackle water scarcity

May 8, 2018 - Danielle Eliser

As Colorado families start their sprinklers for the season, a local nonprofit is kicking off a new initiative to ensure families don’t get soaked by soggy landscapes and leaky fixtures. Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Boulder, has launched H2Own It — a new water conservation initiative to engage thousands of Colorado residents with easy Read More

Tool Library lends a hand (saw)

March 21, 2018 - Neal Lurie

BOULDER, CO – Local residents thinking about their next home improvement project have two new, eco-friendly options for saving money thanks to a nonprofit conservation program. The public is invited to a community Tool Sale this Saturday, March 24 where hundreds of donated power tools, saws, drills, shovels, weed whackers, lawnmowers, and more will be 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

Measuring Rain for Science!

July 10, 2018 - Rada Kolmakova

  Whether it’s for your garden, or your rain barrel, it’s always good to know how much rain you actually received.  Rainfall is extremely variable; as you’ve probably witnessed, it could be raining across the street but not on you.  You may also know that the amount reported on the news comes from Denver International Airport Read More

How to Prevent Summer Damage to Your Garden

July 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: How can I prevent damage to my garden from Colorado’s erratic weather? A: During Colorado’s summer months, most of the environmental damage to our plants is temperature and moisture related. Read More