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‘Earthship’ homes off the grid, use few external sources

‘Earthship’ homes off the grid, use few external sources

WHILE for most people, Boulder is synonymous with green and healthy and sustainable, those are not usually the first things that come to mind when one hears “Colorado Springs.” However, if the folks at Boulder-based Earthship Village Colorado (EVC) have their way, “the Springs” will soon be home to a community of 75 off-the-grid, sustainable, Earthship homes.

For those unaware, EVC’s website defines Earthships as “beautiful, sustainable, earth-friendly, homes built primarily of recycled and indigenous natural materials.

“They are the brain-children of Michael Reynolds, radical architect, sustainability expert, and the acknowledged ‘father’ of the Earthship.”

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Forty young adults from Colorado on a Birthright trip

Forty young adults from Colorado on a Birthright tripRobert B. Sturm and JEWISHcolorado are sponsoring a Colorado community bus of 40 young adults on a Birthright trip to Israel. ?   The bus departed Monday, June 16, from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel with Denver’s Jesse Blum, YAD Give chair, leading the group. Birthright aims to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26. The Taglit-Birthright Israel program recently expanded eligibility for ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:04 )

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Transitions at Temple Shalom: lay leaders, professionals

Transitions at Temple Shalom: lay leaders, professionals“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Meade COLORADO SPRINGS — Changing the world may in fact mean leading a synagogue, providing the synagogue with vision, direction and leadership. It may mean continuing the legacy of past board leaders, maintaining and improving financial stability, increasing membership, and reaching out into the local community. It may involve shaping one’s rol...

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 June 2014 13:43 )

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Temple Shalom Mitzvah Day is tikkun olam in action

Temple Shalom Mitzvah Day is tikkun olam in actionTemple Shalom’s social hall, sanctuary and meeting areas were bustling with activity on Sunday, May 4, as over 100 of the Jewish community spent the morning volunteering for the annual Mitzvah Day. The morning began with breakfast provided by Colorado Springs Hadassah, and an opportunity to mix, mingle and get to know other congregants and their families. “This is one of the most important and fun things Hadassah does every year in Colorado Springs,” commented Sue Mullin, president, Hada...
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Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’

Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’JESSICA Van Bueren, a senior at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, has been named one of the “Best and Brightest of 2014” by The Gazette newspaper. Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region were selected for the honor. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the students were recognized for their academic achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools. The “Best and Brightest” publication is in its 24th year. Van Bueren has received awards f...
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Bills condemning Hamas on ‘human shields’ introduced in Congress

Ron Kampeas Resolutions under consideration in Congress that condemn Hamas’ practice during conflict with Israel of placing its weapons and fighters close to civilians have strong bipartisan support. ... [Link]

Suspect arrested in firebomb attack on German synagogue

Marcy Oster A suspect has been arrested in an attempted arson attack on a German synagogue. ... [Link]

100 Spanish celebrities accuse Israel of genocide in Gaza

Cnaan Liphshiz A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities including Academy Award winners Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar, a Catalan daily reported. ... [Link]

JDL looks to establish Montreal chapter after increase in attacks on Jews

Marcy Oster The Jewish Defense League of Canada wants to set up a chapter in Montreal, citing an increase in attacks on Jews. ... [Link]

From Israel, a Holocaust survivor worries about her Gazan daughter

Ben Sales A 79-year-old Holocaust survivor who converted to Islam when she married an Arab-Israeli man years ago is caught between two worlds and worrying about a daughter caught in the crossfire. ... [Link]

After 50 years, VA headstone replaced to reflect vet’s Jewishness

Ron Kampeas A World War II soldier buried in a national cemetery in Wisconsin now has a Jewish star marking his grave, in place of the Christian cross it bore for almost 50 years. ... [Link]

P.A. announces 24-hour cease-fire, but Hamas denies accepting it

Marcy Oster The Palestinian Authority announced that it has brokered a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire with all Palestinian factions, something Hamas denied. ... [Link]

Five Israeli soldiers killed in kibbutz infiltration attempt

Marcy Oster The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the death of five more Israeli soldiers, which occurred during the infiltration of gunmen into a southern kibbutz through a tunnel from Gaza. ... [Link]

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