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The Future of Zero Waste Living: Sustainable Architecture

Feb. 7, 2022

According to Live Kindly , sustainable architecture is “any architecture that attempts to limit the negative environmental impact of building construction and operation.” There are a few formal authorities who are able to provide confirmation of sustainable architecture, including the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Building Research Establishment...

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How to Have a Zero Waste Valentine’s Day

Feb. 7, 2022

There are two different types of people on Valentine’s Day: those who love it, and those who are very annoyed by it. Thoughts on the holiday aside, it’s still a great excuse to do something nice for anyone in your life you appreciate!

Zero Waste Outreach Team

Zero Waste Resolutions for the Zero Waste Outreach Team

Feb. 7, 2022

It’s a new year and a new semester which means it’s a perfect time to reflect on past habits and work to be better for not only ourselves but for our planet. New year resolutions are fun to plan, but often hard to maintain.


Crypto Woes: Cryptocurrency and Climate Change, from Coal to E-Waste

Feb. 7, 2022

By now, most people have heard of Bitcoin. With the rise of digital products such as NFTs, our world is shifting more and more online. But unless you’ve gone down the rabbit hole yourself and bought some crypto, you might still have questions about how it all works.

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Challenges in Recycling

Feb. 4, 2022

Recycling seems like a seamless solution to the plastic waste issue plaguing our oceans, air, and soil. However, there are many challenges faced by the recycling industry that individual consumers can alleviate.

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“Reuse” Life Hacks

Feb. 4, 2022

Welcome back from break everyone... this semester is off to a running start, as we are already into February!

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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 ( Bring plenty of tupperware to...

Artist rendition of a solar punk world


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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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...