by elephantjournal.com on May 13, 2013
The Buzz: social experience in tea and coffee + “your time” for simple indulgences. elephant is proud to partner with Pekoe, a wonderful business we’ve enjoyed hanging out (and drinking) in for years. We love laptopping it up at their sip houses around Boulder and enjoying their yummy, mindfully-sourced coffee & teas. ~ the Management One of [...]
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 30, 2013
“Let’s feed our food entrepreneurs so they can grow, and ultimately, feed each of us well within that local economy and community.” #SLOWMONEY Day 1 at Slow Money Gathering in Boulder, Colorado. Waylon runs around hob-knobbing with mindful movers and shakers (everyone from pig farmers to venture capitalists) and the crowd goes wild for the inspiring, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 13, 2013
Support the uniqueness of local towns by contributing to communities & making conscious choices. elephant is proud to partner with Pekoe, a wonderful business we’ve enjoyed hanging out in (and drinking) for years. We love laptopping it up at their sip houses around Boulder and enjoying their yummy, mindfully-sourced coffee & teas. ~ the Management. [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 13, 2013
Go ahead, call that an aggressive title… but I did get your attention right? But then ask yourself, would you eat an animal? I realize the comparison is a bit extreme, but is it really that different? In a world where we have become increasingly unhealthy when it comes to disease, body image, physical and [...]
by Brigitte Mars on Mar 11, 2013
A few weeks ago, I taught at this amazing place in Baja in the town of San Juan del Cabo, and would like to share about it. Raices y Brazos (meaning Roots and Branches) is a center for integral evolution and managed by a lovely American couple named Peter and Jessica who met at Burning [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 22, 2013
On August 10, 2009, I arrived at Boulder, Colorado with my 1997 Saab full to the brim, and my soul excited to start another chapter of my life. Although I was only a novice musician when I moved out here, luck quickly pushed me into Boulder’s rock/jam/funk music scene, its singer/songwriter scene, and its bluegrass [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 24, 2013
I am not the Local Police for Social Justice and even cops need a night off to go for a beer every now and then.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 20, 2012
Join Waylon & elephant at BMoCA for Miracle + Wonder NYE Party. Monday, December 31 to Tuesday, January 1 9pm-2am $20 Members / $25 Advance Non-members / $30 at the door Revel in this year’s miracles + wonder at what the New Year may bring as you celebrate in style with BMoCA. Fortune telling | dancing | artists working [...]
by Kate Bartolotta on Nov 28, 2012
For your local economy, for your local farmers and for your health, choose locally grown produce whenever possible.
by Adeline Bash on Oct 16, 2012
Maybe we need to see more of what’s around us, immerse ourselves in our nation’s own diverse culture, before hopping on a plane and traveling across the world to learn about someone else’s.
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 26, 2012
How to be a Conscious Consumer on your daily Coffee run. If you use your credit card at a local, indie cafe for a purchase under $5, you’re a douche-bag like many of us. Here’s some info about what happens when we use our credit cards for small purchases. This blog comes out of a [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 11, 2012
photo: Helga Weber I got to thinking about myself and Waylon’s “Eight Basic Salves for Burn-out” list and realized one thing in my life that is a sure cure for burnout and commented… “This may sound counter intuitive when you are feeling burnt and crispy, but I know that, for me, if I go out [...]
by Jill Barth on Jun 1, 2012
I recently interviewed Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms. That building in the image will be topped off by his project: the world’s largest rooftop farm. BrightFarms’ plan, under Paul’s direction, makes old-fashioned sense in a manner we’ve come to think of as new wave. BrightFarms’ platform synthesizes produce growth, harvest, distribution and point of sale into a local system.
by Kristen Eykel on May 17, 2012
How do you know when to buy local, when to buy organic, and how to save money while caring for your health, the environment, and your local economy?
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 14, 2012
Or the Journey to a Garden That Works (for us). Our house is perched on a steep hill, and our lot is small in surface, but we very much enjoy its height: our balcony extends into the mid branches of our front oak trees. Squirrels (red or grey), birds (hummingbirds, blue birds) and butterflies (well, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 6, 2012
Even with this economy, in my community I am seeing a lot of turnover in retail spaces, but this gives the thrifters more opportunity. Honestly, look, wander and you’re bound to find something new.
by Jamie Ginsberg on Jan 19, 2012
Eating is a social experience, it is a way that we connect with our families and friends. Whether we are meeting new people, dating or catching up with old friends – sharing a bottle of wine and a meal is a great way to spend our time together.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 30, 2011
The holidays are here, and with that comes the madness of trying to find the perfect gift. Fortunately, Boulder is overflowing with amazing local places to buy mindful, eco-conscious gifts.
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 31, 2011
Update: I finally made it in this Halloween’s Friday eve, and I loved it. Finally, there’s a lounge, a cocktail bar, a place for dates where you’ll see your friends—but, with plenty of cozy, dark nooks—only if you want to. ~ ed. Via Megha, who attended the VIP soft opening on our behalf: When you [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 24, 2011
The Mall Crawl. Two years ago at this time, the Boulder police said, “We are willing to take whatever measures are necessary to prevent a Mall Crawl activity from developing again.” They weren’t kidding! First, they threatened two law-abiding Boulder citizens by sending armed police officers to their houses to deliver a message: “Stop trying [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 15, 2011
Local food is on everybody’s lips and filling everyone’s stomachs this season. Our natural grocers feature products with a local “stamp”, farm-to-table restaurants are gaining popularity, and as folks in Boulder know, the farmers’ market is the place to be.
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 14, 2011
But Xcel’s fighting for its $15 million/year in profits, with little support of renewables—with a duplicitous, Orwellian $10 million ad campaign. For more, click here. ~ ~
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 14, 2011
An Exploration of Pan’s Crucible. Monday, October 31 at 10:00pm to November 1 at 2:00am at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts. $25 Donation. All proceeds go to “Hey GMOs, Stop Trying to Get in My Plants.” This is an open party, feel free to pass along the invite. For more event deets or to RSVP, [...]
by Kate Hormel on Oct 14, 2011
“…The explosive potential of controlling your own food supply.” ~ Severine von Tscharner Fleming One of today’s Bioneers talks, ‘Growing Growers: The 100,000 New Farmers Challenge’, featured a panel of sharp-witted and spunky young farmers. All of them came into the movement via different paths, but they face similar challenges as their respective businesses and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 4, 2011
Local is better. Food should be gorgeous. Everyone deserves to eat well.
by Todd Mayville on Jul 22, 2011
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of shopping (and eating) from local, independent businesses as much as I can, with local restaurants, coffee shops, and independent bookstores being my favorite places to go. I’m fond of telling others that locally owned, independent businesses are like snowflakes: no two are ever really alike. To [...]
by Nathaniel Janowitz on Jun 21, 2011
It’s official, the 2nd annual Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colorado is now underway! For the 2011 program 25 young socially motivated entrepreneurs have been chosen to enter the 6 week Unreasonable Institute. After an intensive application process the selected Unreasonable Fellows will now have the opportunity to make their business ventures a successful reality by working [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 30, 2011
A little sweater or jacket never hurt anyone — nail painting, hair accessories or hair dye is another story. However, when we think of how many of our own clothes we dispose of, should we really be adding to our waste just to dress up our dogs?
by Heather Lounsbury on Apr 14, 2011
You want to know what I hear when I recommend eating organic? “It’s so much more expensive!” Patients of mine who don’t live in California also say, “It’s impossible to find in winter.” So I get that buying all organic isn’t always realistic or plausible. When it comes to produce, some non-organic options are safer [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 22, 2011
I’m receiving Redbud’s free for a trial period so that I can review this on elephant. That fact does not change whether or not I like it, or should I say, whether my dog (Redford, a hound/lab mutt) likes it. ~ ed. Okay, I’m through the first period of reviewing Redbud’s Raw Dog Food with [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 14, 2011
Oh! Yes! Farmers’ Market is coming! Yes! No, of course, these images aren’t porn. I would nevvver post anything like that. They’re “porn” in the tradition of ski porn or food porn or of coffee porn. Here’s what I wrote up re bicycle “porn”: When it comes to ski movies, a successful low-budget genre where they [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 7, 2011
As far as other practices, they try to take an artisan approach to cooking and running a restaurant by making as many…
by Lindsey Block on Mar 4, 2011
Finally, a Denver company has found a way to give consumers what they want and give charities…
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 2, 2011
An official elephantjournal.com media sponsored event: we love this community & will be there! Join us. Come celebrate your local music scene this Friday evening at the Fox. Here’s the lowdown: An evening with TROUBADOUR’S COLLECTIVE featuring The Paper Stars, Dechen Hawk, Ramaya Soskin, SuperCollider and many more FOX THEATRE Friday, March 4, 2011 Doors [...]
by Adeline Bash on Feb 21, 2011
I was told by a friend and long-time vegan and health nut a few days ago that a large percent of our diets should be raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Ideally, he said, you should try to eat 100% raw. But, he acknowledged that he tried and decided it wasn’t worth it to him and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 20, 2011
Where is the love for the local intrepid teacher who serves their community everyday?
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 10, 2011
For me, waking up in the morning is like being punched in the face by a 400 pound gorilla…
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 28, 2010
Source: williams-sonoma.com via Tereasa on Pinterest My friend and I just enjoyed brunch this morning at Masala, a local veggie co-op house in Boulder, Colorado. Our eggs were not only local—they were sourced 15 feet away from our big dining table. Want fresh eggs, mindfully and humanely sourced? There’s nothing better than starting your own [...]
by Lindsey Block on Aug 3, 2010
Honestly the best nuts I’ve ever had. The variety! The flavors! What a fun, tasty, nutty snack. Olomomo means “a state of bliss,” and with a tag line of “wicked good nuts,” I was ready for some serious good snacking. And excited when they delivered. These all natural nuts contain no gluten, no dairy and [...]
by Heather Lounsbury on Jul 26, 2010
Are you thinking of giving up meat? Maybe you just want to cut back? Is it for environmental, health, or ethical reasons? Worried about protein? Or for those of you are already a vegetarian, are sick of the question, “How do you get enough protein?” There is a myth in most Westernized countries, that you [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 23, 2010
Sustainable shirts, what a concept. We are all about being Eco-conscious why not wear it on our sleeves? Alchemist Threadworks is helping us do just that. Their mission is to protect the outdoor world by creating sustainable clothing that looks sharp, feels great and respects the Earth and her inhabitants. Alchemist is featuring a new [...]
by Roger Wolsey on May 3, 2010
And now for something completely different… This is a mime piece I performed at the Laughing Goat Coffee House on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. The performance was at a “C.R.A.B.” event – a feeder for the Boulder International Fringe Festival. I originally wrote the sketch in the summer of 1994. I recruited the [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Apr 29, 2010
On a recent Earth Day, Starbucks offered a free coffee to anyone who brought in their own mug. Greenwashing alert: Did you know: Starbucks serves 99% to-go cups? I didn’t. Until Josh Onysko, founder of Pangea Organics, enlightened me to their daily mass-environmental-nonsensical-crimes, recently. He was rightfully going off about how ridiculous it was that [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 27, 2010
Boulder Activists Unfurl Banner, Erect Wind Turbines on Top of Giant Coal Pile. Boulder, CO – At approximately 12:45 today, four activists climbed onto the massive coal pile in front of the Valmont Power Plant. A large banner was unfurled down the front of the coal pile, reading “RENEWABLES NOW,” and two fake wind turbines were erected on [...]
by Chris Chopik on Apr 25, 2010
Chief Architect discusses how the old is new again in Holland.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 12, 2010
Music festivals are so abundant these days: Sasquatch in Washington, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Outside Lands in San Francisco, Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., Rothbury in Michigan, Austin City Limits in Texas, and of course, the Big Daddy of them all, Coachella in Indio. (I say that as a native Californian.) Choosing which one(s) you attend represents [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 9, 2010
ed’s intro: I was honored (okay, psyched) to have lunch, at the Kitchen in Boulder, with Slow Money founder Woody Tasch, yesterday. He’s a sweet, sincere, pioneering bundle of energy and do-goodery. Let’s support! elephant may even sponsor his Slow Money conference, this summer, more news coming soon, and yours truly, Waylon Lewis, may bring [...]