Local Love: Gina Caputo

Oh Colorado! I don’t think I ever really felt the full power of LOCAL until I moved to Colorado. What a state full of great ideas and inspired people who act on those ideas! I am blown away by the number of independent restaurants and small businesses in Boulder and beyond. I am continually in awe of the spirit of entrepreneurship that runs strong in this state and the commitment by consumers to support local businesses with their choices. Now I look at labels and always choose the ones made in CO whenever possible (gotta figure out how we can grow avocados here though!).

And this is one thing that makes me exceptionally proud to be presenting at Eagle Yoga Fest again, a homegrown, grass-roots yoga festival that showcases the beauty of our state, our people, our businesses and our causes. One of our festival sponsors is especially near and dear to me, Denver-based be present, known for their vibrantly colored and highly functional clothes designed and made right here in Colorado. What? Yes, indeed. In a world where its generally cost-prohibitive for a small business to keep manufacturing in the USA, be present takes that commitment a step further and found a way to keep it local, in COLORADO! Their commitment to keep it local reflects the spirit of the people of Colorado – fiercely loyal, conscientious and proud.

Their motto is simple and its one I try to practice all day, every day. Stay with the present moment as it unfolds – take it all in, the people, the scenery, the tastes, the feelings. Live life fully, take chances, make commitments to what is important to you, no matter how challenging that […]