In The News


Welcome to the In The News section of our website where you will find recent media articles and radio shows featuring the Cottonwood Institute. Enjoy!

2012

Amy Bounds from the Daily Camera wrote an article about the Earth Task Force installing the Kitchen Community’s Learning Garden at New Vista High School in Boulder, CO on September 20, 2012. For the full report, Click Here.

Daily Camera Staff featured the Cottonwood Institute and the Earth Task Force in their nonprofit spotlight section on September 16, 2012. To check it out, Click Here.

Marisa Briscoe McNatt mentioned the Cottonwood Institute’s Community Adventure Program in an article called: The Many Benefits of Teaching Environmental Literacy to our Youth on January 26, 2012. To read the full article, Click Here.

2011

Denise Plante with Colorado & Company interviewed Ford Church, Paige Doughty, Remy Barrows-O’Neal, and Malcolm Marshall on October 3rd, 2011 about the Markham Mark of Distinction and how our programs are “changing the world, one adventure at a time!” To view the segment, Click Here.

Amy Bounds from the Boulder Daily Camera wrote a great article about the Earth Task Force at New Vista High School winning the 2011 National Environmental Education Foundation’s Green Prize in Public Education and $10,000 to continue their sustainability initiatives. To read the full article, Click Here.

2010

Gary Massaro from The Villager covered our Operation Military Kids course in an article that appeared on October 14, 2010. To download the full article, Click Here.

Nikki Kayser, host of KGNU 88.5FM’s Dot Org Show, interviewed Ford Church about our new programs for 2010 and the 5th Annual Base Camp Bash on April 6, 2010.

5280 Magazine featured the Cottonwood Institute’s Essential Survival Skills Overnight June 12 – 13, 2010 in the April 2010 featured article called 52 Amazing Weekend Getaways! Unfortunately, the full article is not available online, so pick up a copy on newsstands today!

Jill West with Colorado Today interviewed Ford Church on March 13, 2010 about new programs for the Cottonwood Institute in 2010 and the 5th Annual Base Camp Bash. To hear the full show, Click Here.

Marissa McNatt posted an article about the Earth Task Force called Teens Say ‘Environment’ Is Top Priority on Earth911.com on February 25, 2010. To check out the article, Click Here.

Community Adventure Program Alumni at New Vista High School formed a student-directed club called the Earth Task Force to reduce their school’s environmental footprint. Broadcasted on the Dot Org Show with Nikki Kayser on KGNU 88.5FM on January 27, 2010.

On January 3, 2010, Jill West with Colorado Today interviewed Ford Church about the Cottonwood Institute’s successes in 2009. To hear the show, Click Here.

2009

Vanessa Miller, from the Boulder Daily Camera, wrote about New Vista High School’s Earth Task Force, initiated by Community Adventure Program Alumni on November 29, 2009. To download the full article, Click Here.

Scott Franz, from the Boulder Daily Camera, wrote a Student Spotlight article for Tzuria Malpica, a Community Adventure Program Alumnus from New Vista High School, on November 7, 2009. To download the spotlight, Click Here.

Denise Plante, from Colorado & Company, interviewed Ford Church about survival tips on September 3, 2009.

Patrick Doyle, a writer for 5280 Magazine in Denver, wrote the Colorado Survival Guide in the March 2009 issue and featured the Cottonwood Institute an our Official Survival Kit. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.

Robbie Knight from 99.5FM The Mountain posted a Podcast on her Green Report on January 23, 2009. To hear the full podcast, scroll down to 1/23/09 and click PODCAST – Ford Church of the Cottonwood Institute.

Doug McPherson, from DU Today wrote an article about Ford Church and the Cottonwood Institute on January 23, 2009. To read the full article, Click Here.

Will Shoemaker with the Gunnison Country Times wrote an article called “Winter Survival 101″ on January 8, 2009. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.

2008

Katie Kelley, a freelance writer in Denver, CO, recently posted an article on the Colorado Travel Examiner called “Man Vs. Wild: Surviving Colorado’s Wilderness on November 28, 2008. To read the full article, Click Here.

Eric Paulsen, from WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA, recently interviewed Cottonwood Institute founder and executive director to educate people about how they can reduce their environmental footprint. To stream the video online, Click Here.

Jennifer Bronson, Staff Writer for the Daily Camera, wrote an article about the Spring 2008 New Vista High School CAP Action Project called “Students Get Dirty In Lafayette Learning About Locally Grown Food” on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.

The Cottonwood Institute was interviewed by Entercom Radio’s wonderful and environmentally conscious Jill West during her Colorado Today Public Affairs radio show on Sunday, May 4th, 2008. Please Click Here to play the podcast!

Debra Goldyn, a freelance writer for the Colorado Daily, wrote an article about the Cottonwood Institute and the Community Adventure Program called Rocky Mountain High on Sunday, March 2, 2008. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.

The Daily Camera in Boulder, CO featured the Cottonwood Institute in their Nonprofit Spotlight section on Monday, February 1, 2008.

2007

On Tuesday, December 18, 2007, Ward Lucas from 9News interviewed Ford Church, Founder and Executive Director of the Cottonwood Institute, on the 10:00pm news about how to put together a survival kit for your car.

Carol Conzelman with Boulder’s premiere community radio station KGNU 88.5 FM interviewed Ford Church, Founder and Executive Director of the Cottonwood Institute, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

The Cottonwood Institute Survival Skills Clinics gained attention in a Campus Press article that appeared on December 4, 2007 called Making Sense Of Survival by Anya Semenoff.

Nicole Danna from the Colorado Daily wrote an article called “It’s In The Bag” about the Community Adventure Program’s environmental service project at P.S.1 Charter School in Denver, CO.

Community Adventure Program students at New Vista High School were recognized in an article by Amy Bounds from the Daily Camera for their environmental service project to build a greenhouse. The article appeared on October 7, 2007 and it is called New Vista Builds Greenhouse.

2006

Steve Spangler, 9News Science Guy, invited Ford Church to teach him friction fire on the 4:00pm news. To view the segment online and check out the lesson plan, Click Here.

Paula Pant, Your Town Correspondent for the Colorado Daily, wrote an article about the Community Adventure Program called Students Studying Streams: Teens Tackle Pollution in Boulder Creek, which appeared on May 15, 2006.

Joanna Allerhand, Daily Camera Staff Writer, wrote an article about the Community Adventure Program’s 4-Days in May Action Project addressing water pollution with her May 7, 2006 article called Students Seek Cleaner Creek.

Ford Church, Founder and Executive Director of the Cottonwood Institute, was interviewed by Host Richard Mauro on the KRFC 88.9 FM radio show Transparent Settlement. To download the show in an MP3 format, Click Here.

An article about Cottonwood Institute’s affiliate marketing program appeared in the business section of the Daily Camera on January 9, 2006 called Applying Business Lessons: Non-Profits Implement Private Sector Strategies to Support Themselves, by Kathleen Jones.

2005

Students in the 1st Quarter, 2005 Community Adventure Program wrote an article called My Hero Zero – High School Students Promote Zero Waste!, written by Gillan Warren, Community Adventure Program Student, edited by Ford Church, Cottonwood Institute Founder and Executive Director.

An article about the Cottonwood Institute appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Transitions, the Prescott College alumni magazine, called Program Blends Adventure, Service, by Sten Carlson.

The Cottonwood Institute was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera on April 5, 2005 called Classes Use Nature to Teach Teens, by Aimee Heckel.

The Cottonwood Institute was mentioned in an on-line article that appeared on March 28, 2005 called Craigslist: A Community with a Conscience, by Arin Hailey.

The Cottonwood Institute was mentioned in the Denver Post on March 1, 2005 in an article called Survival of the Warmest, by Jack Cox.

2003

The Community Adventure Program was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera on December 21, 2003 in an article called Boulder Outdoorsman Creates Buzz With Adventure Program, by Chris Barge.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ford Church, M. A., Founder and Executive Director

Phone: 303.447.1076

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