by Maggie Flickinger
Heading to Sweden? A stay at the Kolarbyn Ecoresort promises to be an adventurous highlight. Rustic grass & moss covered cabins enjoy cozy interior details of stone wood-burning fireplaces and sheepskin adorned beds. A wood fueled sauna floats on the idyllic Lake Skarsjon, with dense woods surrounding. Wildlife abounds, with wolf, moose, lynx, beaver & bear being among the highlights. This is also truly a local ecoresort, as it is actually owned by the area’s community farmers.
From Nicole, our intrepid Denver cyclist: I value that this Great Road Rides Denver has an urban emphasis. It encourages riding directly from home rather than traveling by car to a less urban setting with bike in tow, a practice that has always confused me. Laws, safety and road etiquette are clearly expressed, validating an urban cycling experience that I could never have put into words. I am very excited to experience a new side of Denver by riding a route I would never have found on my own!
Sometimes, spatial limitations waylay even the best green intentions. Don’t have space for both a compost bin and a recycle? Basketbin cleverly combos the two with a dishwasher safe, lidded compost insert that marries a standard recycle / wastebin, making separation a snap. This seems like it would be a great solution for commercial or home offices as well. The best part? They’re currently on sale for just $28 from SFMOMA.
Ex-Barrett Studio-er Greg Uitto shows off Populus’ new burly cargo bike. In a great example of a green business “walking the walk,” Boulder home energy company Populus encourages county-wide business to be done on their fleet of Yuba’s Mundo bikes, outfitted with roomy cargo bags for tools & briefcases as well as lights for evening use. Tally one for shifting from “the company car” to company bike(s). We have one question though: are those stylie aviators Greg is sporting part of the Populus uniform?