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LEEDing the way

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The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them. Paul Hawken Theres no air conditioning. The soil on the grounds includes construction waste. Teachers hardly ever need turn on a light. The roof and parking lots are non-reflective materials that minimize heat buildup. Solar panels [...]

Water, water everywhere?

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Not a drop to drink. Thats the ugly fate of the Colorado River. Born in the aptly-named Never Summer Mountains above our home town, Fort Collins, the mighty Colorado powers its way through the Rockies and the Southwest, carving earths best-known gorge, the Grand Canyon. But not long after that, when it reaches the US-Mexico [...]