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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!) ( 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...

Rest room compost bins

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.

Wall E robot who is a recycler

Environmentalism in the Media

Nov. 4, 2021

It’s Time for Climate Heroes, Not Climate Villains

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Biomaterials: What is SCOBY Leather?

Nov. 4, 2021

SCOBY stands for "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast". Now, unless you are experienced in biology, those words may mean little to you.

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Plastic Eating Mushrooms

Nov. 4, 2021

Since the 1960s, over 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced. 40% of this production has been for packaging that is used once and discarded. Landfills receive about 27 million tons of plastic every year in the United States alone. To solve the growing problem of plastic pollution researchers...

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Waste Reduction During the Holidays

Nov. 3, 2021

We are quickly approaching the most wonderful time of year! However, the average American throws away 25% more trash during Thanksgiving to New Years. That is a lot of trash that amounts to 25 million tons of trash. If you are reading this, you likely already want to reduce your...