Posts Tagged ‘Green Energy’

Parking spaces become human spaces in downtown Boulder

The construction equipment trucks were making the rounds this morning, heading slowly down Pearl Street and turning the corner on 14th. At certain businesses, here and there, they stopped to unload chevron-style barricades and orange traffic cones. They erected barriers around those parking spaces labeled “Special Event 10AM – 2PM”. Business owners and staff waved their thanks–and began making magic happen inside the barricades.

In front of 14th Street businesses Tee & Cakes, Cefiori, and Kristen Lewis Architects, tall pennant-style flags went up on telescoping poles. Real grass turf unrolled to turn four angled parking spaces into a barefoot-inviting lawn. Deck chairs and picnic tables under a portable shade tent presented coffee, cupcakes, and information about the solar power that was chilling the spring water in the wagon parked to the side.

It was all part of Park(ing) Spaces Day in Boulder, when businesses reclaimed parking spaces and showed how they could accommodate humans rather than cars for a few hours. The resulting atmosphere was something like a sidewalk sale, what with the free samples and discounts and informational brochures, but also something like Earth Day, what with the theme of ecologically responsible practices. And of course the whole celebration was part of the annual Walk & Bike Month festivities, which will be going on all during June. Bike to Work Day, specifically, will be June 22. (More about that as we get closer to the date.)

Park(ing) Spaces exhibits will be up until 2:00 PM today. The Cycling in Boulder blog has made a map available showing where all the exhibits are; there’s also a list up at both the Tee & Cakes blog entry and the event announcement previously linked. Get out there and enjoy it before everyone packs up and goes back to parking as usual!

Local Internet Marketing Company Recognized by the EPA

I am very happy to announce that my company – Page 1 Solutions, an Internet marketing company in Golden – was just recognized by the EPA’s Green Power Partnership for our efforts to protect the environment through the use of alternative energy.  The EPA has listed Page 1 as a Green Power Partner.

Page 1 has made a number of changes to try to reduce its carbon footprint.  These include:

  • Planting trees and preserving rainforest acreage each time we complete a client’s website
  • Hosting all of our websites and email accounts on green servers that use significantly less energy and that purchase carbon offsets for the energy that they do use
  • Joining joining the Windsource® from Xcel Energy® plan.  This means that 100% of our electricity comes from Colorado wind farms.
  • Supporting green education through
  • Increasing conservation and recycling in the office.

Click to learn more about Page 1’s Green Initiative.

Page 1 also recently announced the completion of three new client websites (which means more trees planted and more rainforest saved!).  These include:

Page 1 is proud to encourage the use of alternative energy and very happy with the steady flow of website development and marketing work.  This little company currently employs about sixty people in the Denver metro area and has been growing steadily since its inception in early 2001.

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