by Diana Nelson Jones/Sept 25
If you're here for the G-20 and your afternoon just yawns with open time, or if you're local and want to do something besides listen to helicopters, you can join a walking tour of the neighborhood to see its evolving environmental laboratory. (That was yesterday, Friday.)
Saturday update: It's exciting to report that, while many students in Oakland were just hanging out, possibly clueless, a dozen or so students among 35 people came out for the tour. On the hour-long walk around Larimer, we saw site after site that stakeholders have changed from grit to green -- community gardens and urban farms --, where people have started businesses and, in the case of a former BP station at East Liberty Boulevard and Frankstown Avenue, are using stimulus money to renovate it into an energy center where people can get help, from job training in the green-collar industry to help with energy bills.
The promotion of and advocacy of Larimer's green possibilities is branded as GET: Larimer. The GET stands for Green Environmental Tourism, but we like G-Larimer in the spirit of the longest two days this city has seen in a while.
Whether you spent yesterday in Larimer or under your kitchen table, today we have our city back and tomorrow (metaphorically speaking) , you will be hearing more from Walkabout about Larimer's progress..