Friday, October 09, 2009

Organic Farming Fights Climate Change

Organic Farming Could Sequester 40% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions!
Tell Congress: Organic Is the Answer to Climate Change!
Take Action Now!

Watch this new video from the Rodale Institute's Demand Organic campaign and learn how, if the world’s 3.5 billion tillable acres were transitioned to organic agriculture, organic farms could sequester 40% of yearly carbon emissions. Then, tell Congress: Organic Is the Answer to Climate Change!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Team preview on

Nice summary of the team's roster and goals on the weekly Cross News round-up from

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Reduce Your Carbon Foot Print with Mitch!


   A great way to save energy and carbon emissions in Colorado is to use the sun and wind to dry your clothes. We are blessed with a dry climate and 300 days of sun per year, which makes drying your clothes on a clothesline viable for most of the year. According to the website your dryer uses the second most energy of any appliance in your house except for your refrigerator. This equates to about 85 dollars a year. So drying your clothes outside for 6 months during the warm part of the year will save over 40 dollars a year. This is about 700 kilowatt hours a year and savings of around 1000 pounds of CO2 per year. If Kwh don’t really mean much too you that’s okay. This is roughly the equivalent of 45 gallons of gasoline. That’s 3 tanks of gas for a Subaru Outback and well over 1100 miles traveled. So next time you do a load of laundry consider the clothesline approach. It is best done outside but a relatively well ventilated space inside can do the trick for year round drying.

Check out this site for more energy usage info


Mitch Hoke

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Weekend results, 10/3-4


Frisco Cross #1, Frisco, Colorado
Open Men
2nd - Yannick Eckmann
6th - Alex Howes
7th - Robin Eckmann

Cat 3 Men
1st - Zane Godby

Gran Prix of Gloucester #1, Gloucester, Massachussets
7th - Nate Morse
10th - Curtis White


Gran Prix of Gloucester #2, Gloucester, Massachussets
5th - Nate Morse
10th - Curtis White

TEAM CLIF BAR is working to fight climate change