Friday, March 20, 2009

Burning Hawk Wines - Combining Good Business and Environmental Consciousness

The story of Burning Hawk Wines goes like this:

In May of 2008, a news item catches the attention of Nick Popadopoulos and the folks at Windsor Vineyards. A hawk is electrocuted on a power line, catches fire and falls to earth, sparking a fire at the edge of a vineyard in Windsor, California.

From the ashes of this tragedy a vision was born - to create the Burning Hawk philanthropic wine brand dedicated to saving other birds from the same peril. With the enthusiasm and supportof dozens of birders, business executives, conservation organizations, vintners, friends and family, Nick and his collegues began studying the issues and networking to bring Burning Hawk Wine to market less than 3 months.

This endeavor is a perfect example of the marriage of good business and environmental action.

Visit the website, check out the video, buy the wine, support the concept, help the birds!

10% of all March sales of this wine go to support the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program - an organization near and dear to our hearts here in Fort Collins, CO.

Monday, March 9, 2009

EPA's Green Power Partnership Hosts Webinar

Renewable Energy Hedges: How they can save you money and reduce your carbon emissions

On March 31, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership will host a Webinar on renewable energy hedges. Participants will learn how “contract for differences” hedges work, and how an organization can use these financial agreements to reduce and stabilize energy costs while decreasing its carbon emissions.

The Webinar will feature a case study of Southern New Hampshire University’s renewable energy hedge contract, which guarantees a fixed price for 15 years for the 15 million kWh of electricity it uses annually. Webinar presenters will be Timothy Swanson from NextEra Energy Resources, Hunter Brownlie from Eco Power Hedge, and Roy Morrison from Southern New Hampshire University.

Register for the Webinar at

Friday, March 6, 2009

Environmental Film Festival Comes to Lyric Cinema

Environmental Film Festival
March 15th 11:00am to 9:00pm at the Lyric Cinema Cafe
300 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO

The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association presents its 2nd annual Environmental Film Festival on March 15th, featuring local and national short films on some of today's most timely topics of sustainable food, alternative energy, consumption, environmental and social responsibility and more.

This year's festival will be held at the Lyric Cinema Café in downtown Fort Collins. The Film Festival is dedicated to the education and awareness of the public about issues that explore the interconnectedness of our natural and human worlds. Audiences will have time to discuss films during intermission, offering the opportunity to connect, motivate and transform our ideas into action. Entrance: $5 donation, stay as long as you like. Seating is not reserved and is available on first-come, first-served bases, approximately 80 seats available. Beverages, beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase.

To see the schedule:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fine Print Imaging Receives Environmental Business Award

On February 26th, 2009 our "mothership", Fine Print Imaging, was one of 5 area businesses recognized by the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce as “Environmental Business of the Year”.
Awards were given to businesses based on their efforts in the areas of :
Education and Advocacy
Conscientious Purchasing
Commitment to Counter Global Warming
Green Building
Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction
Toxic Materials Awareness
Indoor Environmental Quality
Natural Area and Habitat Protection

The Fort Collins area is highly committed to environmental quality, conservation and protection of critical habitat and open space. Fine Print Imaging is proud to be an active participant in conservation efforts locally, nationally and globally through its day to day business practices as well as its rapidly growing Art for Conservation