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10 Simple Ways to Keep Durango Clean

Every year in September, the nation unites on National Clean-Up Day. This year's clean-up day is scheduled for September 17. While we admire the idea of uniting on a single day to clean our local Durango grounds, we don't need to celebrate and clean just one day a year! In honor of National…

10 Simple Tips for Wild Mushroom Foraging

Did you know that Colorado is one of the most diverse wild mushroom ecosystems in the whole world? It's crazy to think that there are between 2,000-3,000 species of mushrooms in our state alone. It's no surprise that wild mushroom foraging and hunting have exploded over the years. Locally in…

Buying Carbon Offset Credits: Common FAQs

Carbon offset credits are a popular way to offset your carbon footprint and help reduce travel's environmental impact. While not a relevantly new concept, carbon offset credits have come into the mainstream conversation as efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change while traveling take a more…

10 Simple Ways to Protect Durango's Waters

Durango is home to some of the most beautiful rivers in Colorado. With the mighty Animas River flowing right through town- it's hard not to recognize the importance of Durango's water supply. Besides the Animas River, Durango has several lakes and reservoirs that all feed into the local watershed…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Ecosystem

Your impact on the ecosystem largely depends on your lifestyle choices. This impact is called your ecological footprint - a term meaning your overall land and resource usage based on your lifestyle, diet, habits, etc. This month, try to consider ways to reduce your overall impact on the local…

10 Ways to Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

May is "Reduce Your Transportation Footprint" in Durango, Colorado. If you're visiting or live in Durango, now is a great time to start thinking about ways to reduce your transportation footprint. There are plenty of ways to get around Durango and reduce your car miles at the same time. It's a lot…

Simple Ways to Recreate with Care in Durango

When playing around Durango, Colorado, make sure you're following some simple things to "Recreate with Care." Durango has over 300 trails spread across the incredible trail and local recreation areas. As the trails get more usage during the warmer months of the year, we all have a responsibility to…

How to Plan a Sustainable Vacation

With more people traveling and destinations reconsidering what tourism means to them in the last couple of years it is important to plan your vacation around not only where you want to go but in a way that minimizes environmental impact and increases the economic impact of your destination of…

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Gear Checklist

Avalanche safety is something to take very seriously around the Durango, Colorado area. This area has great potential for unstable snow and can pose a high risk to skiers and snowboarders. Proper planning, training, and equipment are absolutely necessary to explore this area as safely and…

Ski and Snowboarding Safety Tips

Skiing and snowboarding are winter’s great outdoor sports, and Durango is blessed with a mountain right outside of town, Purgatory Resort. With over 1,650 acres of skiable terrain, great conditions, and a wide variety of trails, Purgatory is an ideal place to shred. But with great powder comes…