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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS – A few weeks ago, the Integrated Solid Waste Program introduced new solar paneled trash cans to the CSU campus. I contacted Sheela Backen, the program’s head manager, for further insight into how the idea came to be and how these trash cans are improving campus. The idea to introduce these solar paneled bins to campus was inspired by their success at Georgia State University. Sheela explains that...

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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS – The Timberline Recycling Center is having a Special Collection Event this Saturday, October 6, from 9am to 3pm, so I visited the facility for more information. At the facility I met with Susan Gordon, the program manager for the city of Fort Collins, and Jason Komes, a waste reduction specialist, to learn about the Timberline facility, problems associated with incorrect recycling, and details about...

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The following article is a re-post from The Collegian. As a journalist, Greg Myre has seen a lot. Aside from his work for National Public Radio, Myre has traveled to over 50 countries, watched Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, lived in Russia during Vladimir Putin’s early career and reported on fights between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem from 2000-2007. Myre, a national security correspondent for NPR, visited Colorado...

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“Ever the observant one, I can’t help but notice the trend of skateboarders I come across in the 970.”   Skateboarding in Fort Collins is complete freedom. It means getting to do things the way you want to do things. It means getting to go where you want to go, and once one realizes this, picking up a skateboard can become very liberating. If you thought longboards and bikes were taking over the city, think again.  ...

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  “WE ARE THE DIY CONTEMPORARIES“ Calling all do-it-yourselfers; our generation, our cultural narrative.    From our backyards and our unfinished basements, the voices of a generation play in the margins here in Fort Collins, Colorado.   Here, we are the DIY contemporaries. DIY culture means that bands who might normally pay the money to have producers and publicists, instead create, direct, and produce on their own dime....

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