Sustainability http://kajx.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 http://kajx.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-4 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services sets itself apart from similar organizations with their two major projects: <strong><a href="http://www.mtnvalley.org/art.aspx">Art on 8th</a></strong> and their greenhouse. Art on 8th is a gallery on 8th street in Glenwood Springs that sells woven goods made by weavers with developmental disabilities (who also receive services from Mountain Valley) and proceeds go back into Mountain Valley programs. <strong><a href="http://www.mtnvalley.org/our_greenhouse0.aspx">The greenhouse project</a></strong> is a collaborative effort with neighboring Sopris Elementary School, where students and adults with developmental disabilities work together in the greenhouse; growing fresh food and learning sustainable horticultural techniques. Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, of Mountain Valley, discuss these two projects.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:42:42 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10750 at http://kajx.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 RMI Tops Environmental, Mid Size Charities for Executive Pay http://kajx.org/post/rmi-tops-environmental-mid-size-charities-executive-pay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report on non-profit organizations shows charities in the Mountain West have the among the lowest pay for high level staff among nonprofits across the country. &nbsp;&nbsp;The survey by Charity Navigator found one standout here. &nbsp;The top official at the environmental non-profit, Rocky Mountain Institute, was recently paid much more than counterparts at other non-profits, in fact, many times more. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:55:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9065 at http://kajx.org RMI Tops Environmental, Mid Size Charities for Executive Pay What Is Environmental Sustainability in Aspen? http://kajx.org/post/what-environmental-sustainability-aspen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Aspen wants to know what “environmental sustainability” means to people here. Does it mean cleaner air or making sure there’s enough water to go around? Or maybe there’s another description&nbsp;It’s part of Aspen’s new effort to find out exactly how well the city is meeting its own sustainability goals. &nbsp;Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher filed this report.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 01:59:06 +0000 Elise Thatcher 1333 at http://kajx.org What Is Environmental Sustainability in Aspen?