June 24, 2017

Radio Golden Episode #9: Status of Golden’s Sustainability Initiative, Chaos on Clear Creek, and More

One of the Radio Golden studios, this one in South Golden.

The ninth episode of the Radio Golden podcast is ready for the listening. You can listen to it on the Radio Golden website or grab it (for free!) from iTunes. If you like the convenience of new episodes automatically downloading (which I love), you can even subscribe to Radio Golden on iTunes.

We had a great time on this show, recording outside with a great view of South Table Mountain and enjoying an energetic conversation about the challenges along the Clear Creek Corridor this summer and a great chat with two members of Golden’s Sustainability Advisory Board.

And thanks to Debbie Johnson & Brian Q. of Re-Assurance Real Estate for becoming Radio Golden’s very first sponsor!

The City of Golden's Water Plant: Making Sure Golden Has Clean Water

Earlier this year, the city’s Public Works Director Dan Hartman and I took a walking tour of Golden’s water plant, starting at Clear Creek and working our way through the entire plant. If you are interested in learning more about how we get, purify, and test our water, check out this video. It won’t win any Oscars, and I’ve already received a bunch of great suggestions about shooting video for the next one, but it gets the job done.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/12124812]

The City of Golden’s Water Plant: Making Sure Golden Has Clean Water

Earlier this year, the city’s Public Works Director Dan Hartman and I took a walking tour of Golden’s water plant, starting at Clear Creek and working our way through the entire plant. If you are interested in learning more about how we get, purify, and test our water, check out this video. It won’t win any Oscars, and I’ve already received a bunch of great suggestions about shooting video for the next one, but it gets the job done.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/12124812]

Golden Sustainability Awards 2010: Woody's, Golden Real Estate, and More

Last week the City of Golden’s Sustainability Advisory Board announced the winners of the 2010 Sustainability Awards, which we presented on Thursday night at the City Council meeting. The awards offer a great way to highlight folks in the community doing great things as well as underscoring just how compatible doing the right thing can be with saving money and business success.

The winners:

  • Lloyd Athern and Povy Atchison – Individual Award for a garage restoration that is both historic and sustainable and numerous other sustainable elements of their East Street neighborhood home.
  • Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza – Business Award for its photovoltaic system, recycling efforts, and other sustainability features.
  • ABC Car Wash – Business Award for their water conservation and water quality efforts.
  • Golden Real Estate – Business Award for their solar photovoltaic installation, energy efficiency improvements, and other efforts.
  • Robbie the first grader – Student Award for selling reusable cloth napkins to raise money to feed hungry Colorado children.
  • Institute for Environmental Solutions – Community Group Award for their Contaminants of Emerging Concern program, educating and reducing the impacts of household contaminants into our waterways.

Golden Sustainability Awards 2010: Woody’s, Golden Real Estate, and More

Last week the City of Golden’s Sustainability Advisory Board announced the winners of the 2010 Sustainability Awards, which we presented on Thursday night at the City Council meeting. The awards offer a great way to highlight folks in the community doing great things as well as underscoring just how compatible doing the right thing can be with saving money and business success.

The winners:

  • Lloyd Athern and Povy Atchison – Individual Award for a garage restoration that is both historic and sustainable and numerous other sustainable elements of their East Street neighborhood home.
  • Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza – Business Award for its photovoltaic system, recycling efforts, and other sustainability features.
  • ABC Car Wash – Business Award for their water conservation and water quality efforts.
  • Golden Real Estate – Business Award for their solar photovoltaic installation, energy efficiency improvements, and other efforts.
  • Robbie the first grader – Student Award for selling reusable cloth napkins to raise money to feed hungry Colorado children.
  • Institute for Environmental Solutions – Community Group Award for their Contaminants of Emerging Concern program, educating and reducing the impacts of household contaminants into our waterways.

Free Irrigation System Evaluations

If you had a chance to read the July issue of the Informer, you may have noticed that the City of Golden and the Center for ReSource Conservation are teaming up again to offer free evaluations of residential irrigation system. This is a great way to figure out how well your irrigation system is working and to identify any opportunities to improve performance, water efficiency, and cost savings.

You can schedule your evaluation with Center for ReSource Conservation at 303-441-3278.