2000 award winners
The Denver Post
, for a series of 15 in-depth Perspective pieces and 29 editorials which focused on growth and all related issues including, sprawl, planning and regulatory challenges, transportation, affordable housing, tax policy, open space, and the pressures of growth on west slope communities and the outlying areas of Denver.
KVNF Public Radio
, Paonia, regularly covers issues related to the environment and sustainable development in western Colorado during its noon-time community focus segment.
North Fork Coal Working Group, Paonia, brought mine owners, environmentalists and citizens together to resolve contentious and seemingly opposing economic and environmental imperatives related to the largest coal mine in the area.
, Denver, is a path breaking effort to link the ecological dimensions of sustainability with its often overlooked equity component. Using trips into nature, garden projects, educational workshops and a program which allows urban sixth graders to visit mountain or plain environments and then host a return visit for those who have never experienced an urban environment, EarthLinks allows poor and marginalized people to experience new learning, a sense of community, and the lessons of the natural world.
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