Nearly one in every four families with children in Colorado had difficulty paying for enough food in the last year. Although parents will try to shield their children from hunger, often reducing their own food intake or skipping meals, thousands of families in Colorado are struggling so severely that children suffer. Hungry children are more likely to experience health, developmental, and emotional problems. Childhood hunger is associated with poor performance in school and higher rates of illness, anxiety, and depression. Paradoxically, childhood hunger is associated with childhood obesity.
The single most effective thing you can do to shrink your environmental footprint and promote a more sustainable lifestyle is to reduce the impact of your driving and car ownership. That’s according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. In the Boulder-Denver area, eGo CarShare is one tool helping community members make the most efficient and sustainable transportation option for every trip.
Wilderness areas are the most intact, undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet – those last truly wild places that humans do not control and have not developed with roads, pipelines or other industrial infrastructure. The WILD Foundation works to protect wilderness around the globe and in our own backyard here in Colorado.
Every day, as many as 2 million homeless and street kids face obstacles that most adults cannot comprehend. Where will I have my next meal? When can I shower? Where will I sleep tonight? Youth are now the fastest growing segment – 27 percent – of America’s homeless population. And kids aren’t just living on the streets. They’re dying on the streets.