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Waylon Lewis

Boulder, Colorado Named Happiest City in the US

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Yes! Woohoo! I'm psyched! That's just what I, as a citizen of Boulder, Colorado, say when waking up each morning.

Is Plastic Wrap Toxic?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

See-through Cancer? I *knew* there was a reason I hate plastic-wrapped pastries in cafes..! ...Oh, right, PVC=cancer and other evils for our heal...

Saving Our Rainforests: Just a Sip Away?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.

Boulder's Mock Election

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

If University of Colorado students had their way, Valerie Mitchell, an unknown candidate running for Boulder City Council, would be the city's new mayor.

John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO: I Don't Believe In Climate Change

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

John Mackey is finally losing me. His statements on climate change represents The Whole Foods CEO's latest foot-in-mouth jaunt through self-delighted devil's-advocate frankness.

Is Avatar a "Recruiting Film for Eco Terrorists?"

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Is Avatar a "Recruiting Film for Eco Terrorists?"

The Greenest Top Ten Holiday Gift List of Them All

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

What to get for that-special-someone who has everything? Nothing.

Should Boulder Limit Homeowners' Ability to Build McMansions?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Is it a case of Big Brother -- or good ol'fashioned green common sense -- for Boulder to limit the construction huge homes?

Bill McKibben and Climate Scientists in Boulder: A Critical Report

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Why are we losing the war against climate change? Because Americans are, more and more, merely preaching to our respective choirs.

How 10 Boulder Businesses Use the Social Web to Cultivate Community

Gwen Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gwen Bell

"Even your parking garage has a Twitter account!" my friend Liz from Sacramento exclaimed from the back seat. Yes, Boulder's parking garages have a Twitter presence. So does our police department.

Pema Chodron: How To Do Tonglen, A Meditation Practice For Difficult Times

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

I grew up knowing Pema Chodron (the second most popular Buddhist in America, after that Dalai Lama guy). Or, rather, she knew me (I was just a little kid running around not paying attention to anything).

Is Larry David Right? Can Dogs be "Racist"? This is a Job for Cesar Millan

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

How do we teach our confused furry pals that security guards, homeless gentlemen or African-Americans aren't anything to be afraid of?

Why I Ain't About to Boycott Whole Foods

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

I, for one, am not going to boycott Whole Foods. I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Michael Pollan, Julie & Julia, Top Chef -- and Your Health

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

I do like to eat, but (as an uncivilized bachelor) I don't know how to cook or much care about cooking. That is, until Michael Pollan, told about the key to saving the food situation.

Organics No Better Than Chemical/GMO/Sewage Sludge-Soaked "Food"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Studies like the FSA report need to look beyond the dinner plate and recognize that organic farming's avoidance of chemicals offers health benefits beyond nutrition.

Money Magazine Names Eco-Hipsterless Louisville, Colorado Best Place to Live

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Some towns nestled along the Rockies are full of pretentious eco-hipsters. Not Louisville.

See Food, Inc for Free (Thanks, Chipotle)

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

The film, inspires me -- a lazy non-cooking nacho-loving but environmentally-concerned bachelor -- to start getting active with food issues and learn to cook.

My Interview with Michael Pollan

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Even if your idea of being a foodie is, like me, putting together some organic veggie nachos, you'll dig how eloquently, warmly and straightforwardly Michael Pollan communicates to the masses.

Top "10" Green Twitter Tweeters (Who You Should Follow)

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waylon Lewis

Just three active months on Twitter later, I've gained 4,900 followers -- and, more importantly, Twitter is among my web site's top ten traffic sources.

Sister Helen Prejean, of Dead Man Walking fame, on a Kinder Christianity (Video)

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

The nun behind Dead Man Walking, the best-selling book and movie offers a Christianity that's about mercy, compassion, forgiveness, humor. "It's all about waking up," Sister Helen says.

American Apparel, Naked

Waylon Lewis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Waylon Lewis

American Apparel's fashion sense is personal, retro, preppy, cute, disco, outre. Whatever their designers want to wear, it seems, they figure we'll want to wear. And most of the time they're right.

Buddhist Advice For Tough Times... via Sakyong Mipham

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

When our news is filled with the karmic results of our "Greed is Good!" ways (AIG, Merril Lynch, Madoff and Ponzi schemes), I personally find it helpful to turn back to my Buddhist tradition.

New Belgium Organic Mothership Wit -- the Only Thing Better Than Free Beer

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Who wants "All-American" weak 68 calorie yellow beer trucked halfway around the US? I'd rather drink...water. These days, I'm trying to green my drinking habits.

What the World Needs Now: a Green Jon Stewart.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

A mainstream talk show would reach millions of Americans each night, and in so doing, do for green interests what Jon Stewart has done for politics: make it accessible.

Top 20 Yoga Youtube Videos (that don't feature bikini-clad Hooters girls), via elephant journal.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

YouTube is full of Hooters-esque models (barely) in bikinis doing yoga. But unless you're a 12-year-old boy, it's best to scratch the surface - you'll find thousands of years of knowledge.