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Zero Waste Move In

June 16, 2021

Incoming Freshman? Returning student? Either way, there is a lot of waste that can accumulate when moving in. Consider some of these zero waste tips and hacks on staying sustainable during the rushed process.

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Zero Waste Summer

June 16, 2021

Summertime, as relaxing as it can be to have a break from school and be surrounded by friends and family while basking in the sunshine and warm weather, it can prove to be challenging to maintain sustainability. But this does not have to be the case! Here are some zero...

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Off Campus Move Out... Zero Waste Style!

April 30, 2021

Moving out can be a very stressful time, especially when you are moving back home for the summer. It is important to keep in mind some sustainable habits when going through these transitioning periods. It is easy to get swept up with convenience and just throwing away everything but it...

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Move Out Sustainably - On Campus

April 30, 2021

Moving out of the dorms is a chaotic, exciting time. For many, the dorms represent their first year of college, and moving out of them marks the end of their freshman year. While this is inherently exciting, it also frequently generates a lot of waste. Living in the dorms poses...

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Setting up Backyard Composting

April 22, 2021

In Boulder, we are lucky to have curbside pickup for industrial composting. However, this is not the case for most cities throughout America. Composting is so important to living a zero-waste lifestyle because not only does it produce a rich fertilizer, but it also keeps food waste out of landfills...

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Eco-Anxiety - Dealing with Environmental Triggers

April 22, 2021

Studying environmental topics and being passionate about the climate crisis comes with bearing the stress and overwhelming feelings that can arise with the tragedy of caring about the potential doom that awaits if we do not take immediate action to mitigate the effects of climate change. Thus, caring about these...

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Geek Out with Us: Composting!

April 15, 2021

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, like food scraps and yard clippings that is then added to soil to help plants grow. It is a significant process within our waste systems that is an essential aid in fighting the climate crisis. It is spreading more significantly as...

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The History and Importance of Earth Day

April 15, 2021

Earth day first began in 1970 , as more people in the United States and across the globe began to become more aware of the environmental harm that humans have caused and continue to cause. Prior to the 1970’s, air and water pollution were the norm. Some of the newfound...

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Recycling Downstream

April 15, 2021

For many people, they have been recycling for many years, but may not know exactly what is happening to the materials that they are working so hard to recycle. Different materials have varying capabilities of being recycled. Aluminum cans can be recycled relatively infinitely to be made into more aluminum...

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Recycling’s Most Common Contaminants

April 15, 2021

Recycling is a tricky process that takes practice and constant education since guidelines are often changing. According to EcoCycle, Boulder’s recycling company, there are some items that they see constantly contaminating their recycling machines. On-campus, the ROC sorts through recycling in order to send them to their longest and best...