Have you checked out our resource pages?
It’s that small but growing list of pages just on the left side of all Big Green Boulder pages — we want to help answer any energy and environment questions you have about living in Boulder County. This week we added the zero waste, smart grid and (frantically, due to weather) the winter biking tips pages, and we’ll keep adding as we have time amid the madness of other blogging and reporting and editing in our daily lives.
The other cool thing about the resource pages is that we don’t think of them as static. If questions come up later or if there are additional developments in one of the topics we’ve written about, we want to go back and add to the resource page. For example we recently added to our walk, bike, bus page because a CU student came out with an iPhone/iPod Touch app that has RTD maps.
If you have ideas for the resource pages, let us know in the comments here or on Twitter at @biggreenboulder.
5280′s Jennie Dorris (former Boulderite alert!) asks readers about making better reusable bags — and supplies some reusable bag-making tips to get things started:
Enter Tipnut.com, which has compiled a list of 35 patterns for reusable grocery bags. My favorites are the repurposed T-shirt pattern and the simple pillowcase pattern (pictured). For sturdiness, I think the bird-feed-bag conversion is brilliant, and I’m going to try my hand at one of the knit-your-own patterns.
Meantime, Jennie also writes that she often forgets her reusable bags at home and finds herself buying new ones. Would a plastic bag fee help?