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Environmental Justice and Waste in the Denver-Metro Area

Dec. 1, 2021

The Environmental Justice Movement seeks to achieve equal distribution of the environmental benefits and burdens of economic growth. This movement began in the 1980’s, when Robert Bullard did research regarding race and pollution. He found “race to be the single most important factor (i.e., more important than income, homeownership rate,...

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Zero Waste Recipes: Holiday Leftovers!

Nov. 30, 2021

Americans generate 293 million dollars worth of food waste is during the Thanksgiving holiday. Food waste in our landfills is detrimental to our wallets and the environment, not to mention the 40 million hungry Americans living in a country with an abundant food supply (bibvila.com). Bring plenty of tupperware to...

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Solarpunk

Nov. 22, 2021

Solarpunk is a movement that tries to answer what the world could look like when our daily life is sustainable. Solarpunk is a term that was coined in 2008 for the art movement. Having harmony with the natural world and industry. Making buildings that are carbon neutral and uses renewable...

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TALKING TO RELATIVES ABOUT ZERO WASTE

Nov. 19, 2021

Although it has felt like forever and a day, fall break is finally here. Many of us are planning to travel home for the holidays and are tasked with the difficult idea of teaching our relatives about the zero waste ideologies that we have grown to love here at CU...

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How to Make Your Holidays More Sustainable

Nov. 19, 2021

Holiday season is upon us and there are ways to make more sustainable habits surrounding your food choices. Most people have this time off and will be surrounded by friends and family. Considering your choices this holiday season, there are ways to make it more sustainable.

The seas are rising and so are we!

How to Find the Balance in Living Sustainably

Nov. 19, 2021

Like many things in life, sustainability can be a spectrum. The list of things that all of us can do in order to help the planet is endless; and so we must all find the balance in our own lives with what we are able to sacrifice for the greater...

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Zero Waste Reusables

Nov. 18, 2021

Adapting to more reusables and zero waste lifestyle changes is fairly easy to do in Boulder. Knowing where to go to use your reusables is important. A lot of places nearby offer discounts as well for bringing in your mug, bag, etc. I will provide you with the best places...

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Ecobricking: Pack Your Plastic!

Nov. 16, 2021

Plastic production is a HUGE problem, and it is increasing exponentially (by 448 million tons since 2015!) (nationalgeographic.com). In a world that produces so much plastic, it is nearly impossible to avoid. Unrecyclable plastics still end up in our homes sometimes, no matter how hard we try to go plastic-free...

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Composting is available to ALL academic buildings on CU campus!

Nov. 8, 2021

Thanks to the great work from CU Facilities Management , you can now compost your food scraps, paper towels, compostable plastics (#7 PLA), and compostable serving ware in EVERY academic/administrative building across campus! Just look in your closest rest rooms for a compost collection bin! This is very exciting as...

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America Recycles Day - November 15th

Nov. 4, 2021

Mark your calendars, America Recycles Day is on November 15! This annual holiday recognizes the importance and impact of recycling.

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