Colorado Sustainabilty Conference; Michael Schuman, Sibella Kraus

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(00:00) The Catamount Institute’s Colorado Sustainability Conference shines lights on local economies and environmental stewardship. They take these lessons and incorporate them into programs to get outside and interact and appreciate nature. Like Thoreau, the Catamount Institute uses the outdoors for its classrooms. Listen to Chris Aaby describe a remarkable organization.

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(05:30) Each dollar spent in your local economy is 2.6X better for you than spending at a global or national retailer. There are ways that additional growth can be realized if we also redirect a portion of our investments into the local economy. Author Michael Schuman explains.

(26:30) Agricultural land proximate to urban areas is disappearing due to ill-considered growth. Sibella Kraus of SAGE tells why agricultural land is environmentally, socially, and economically vital for livable communities.

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.