04 Jul '11, 1am

Crestone, Colorado: A Green Place to Be

Crestone, Colorado: A Green Place to Be

In a small town remotely located on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley large eco-friendly ideas are taking root. The place is a close-knit community of approximately 130 people, called Crestone, Colorado and the concept is a better living and built environment for everyone. Many different elements are part of the everyday life there. They are internationally known for alternative buildings and have approximately 100 sustainable homes is the area. Crestone was established in 1880 as a mining town, has had its peaks and declines in population and trades throughout the years and is now a leading example in how communities can be green. They host an annual Alternative Energy and Sustainability Fair over Labor Day weekend. This year will mark their 19th consecutive fair and will be hosted by Living Arts Systems. Living Arts Systems is a renewable energy project development...

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