Boulder’s first zero-waste hotel-slash-blues venue hosted April’s Green Drinks Boulder event, and it turned out to be a great spot for hanging out with enviro-folks.
Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites has that distinct swimming-pool smell when you first enter, but two things help you get past that: one, the pool is heated by the sun, which is awesome, and two, you’re headed into the Blues and Greens bar anyway, where the smell won’t follow you. Instead, you can grab an Avery IPA and some conversation, which is precisely what I did.
Happily, I quickly met up with a familiar face in Rick, who wasted no time in introducing me to John DeFilippi, owner of ecoLogical Lawn Care. We chatted about the recent dandelion protests. John says that there’s no quick solution to dandelions, rather that it takes time to build up a good, thick grass — unless you want to go the chemical route.
As for Rick, we discovered we’re neighbors. Maybe he’ll check out my new neighborhood blog. (Wow. I must be breaking nerd records here, somewhere.)
Soon it was time for our fearless leaders to pick winners for fine prizes, like $50 to Organic Dish, which is another reason you ought to come hang out (as if you needed more than the chance of meeting swell people, as I did this month, and at Green Drinks Boulder’s January and February meet-ups). Read more