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Environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region. Keep up with all the organizations and events making our area a better place to live.

Several environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment Podcast:

Colorado Springs Office of Innovation

Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum

Pikes Peak Group of the Sierra Club

Pikes Peak Permaculture

This podcast is part of the Studio 809 podcast collaborative.

Nov 1, 2018

“Stop Dissing the Grass,” was the cry of turf expert Nick McNamee to permaculturist Becky Elder. In the arid southwestern United States, thirsty, manicured grass lawns have been getting a bad rap. Is it deserved? Or is there more to the story? This episode of Peak Environment brings you a fascinating discussion held at the October luncheon meeting of the Pikes Peak Environmental Forum.

The Pikes Peak Environmental Forum informs the community in Colorado Springs on issues of environmental import. Our luncheon meeting topics have ranged from how earthquakes can predict weather events to the giraffe breeding program at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the built-natural environment interface to sustainable energy solutions, agriculture and more and more! Each month we learn something we weren’t necessarily aware we needed to know, but in broadening our knowledge, we deepen our understanding of, and our connection to, the world.

Thanks to our sponsors, Adams Bank & Trust, Art of Engineering, Black Hills Energy, Becky Elder the gardener, Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, Old Town Bike Shop and Terra Essentials.

The Forum meets the fourth Friday of most months. To receive meeting notices, email us. Follow us on Facebook for more.