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[ It’s Our 1Thing for August…. ]

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About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year. Part of this accumulates in 5 areas where currents converge: the gyres. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the oceans, a third of which is concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 mammals will die due to this pollution each year; the pollution impacts the economies of fishing and tourism, and the impact of the toxic chemicals on health may not even be fully realized yet.…

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[ Save the bees!!! ]

It’s no secret that bees and other pollinators play an enormous role in our environment and ecosystem, but what exactly is pollination? According to Wikipedia, “Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma of the plant, thereby enabling fertilization and reproduction.” In other words, it is what allows a plant to flower or produce fruit, nuts or vegetables. Everything from celery to apples, to strawberries, melons and squash require pollination in order for food to be produced.…

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[ Proposed legislation could reduce wasted energy resources on public lands ]

Led by Congressmen Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Alan Lowenthal of California, this legislation would stop the practice of venting and flar

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[ Financial investment in power line studies for the southwest could protect wildlands and advance clean energy ]

Though the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made progress in improving transmission corridors, the lack of money for studies and public outreach has been a barrier.

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[ Coal Listening Session Kickoff in DC Validates the Need for Reform ]

On Wednesday, July 29, the Bureau of Land Management kicked off their listening sessions to hear local community input about reforming the federal coal leasing program – marking an opportunity for modernizing an outdated program.

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Farmers Markets in Colorado

Check out where you can get fresh produce from local growers!

Metro Denver Farmers Markets Six convenient locations throughout metro Denver. Colorado Farmers Markets A great resource if you are interested in being a vendor, or just looking for a place to purchase locally-grown produce. Mile High Marketplace Farmers Market A year-round farmers market at the Mile High Flea Market. Door-to-Door Organics Let the farmer’s market come to you. Quality, organic produce is delivered to your front door at a schedule that is convenient for you! See the page here!