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Waste in the Meat Industry

March 4, 2021

The factory production of mass amounts of meat is proven to take a toll on our climate and land due to overgrazing, methane emissions, and fossil fuel use. But how does the meat industry contribute to the waste problem? Waste from this industry is much massive and should be addressed.

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Carbon Sequestration through Soil Health

March 4, 2021

By now, you’ve probably heard about the detrimental effects of climate change due to the increase of carbon emissions into our atmosphere. At this point in time, our society currently depends on the burning of fossil fuels for over 80% of our energy needs . We must learn about how...

Single Use Plastic Waste

The Climate Impact of Single Use Plastics

Feb. 25, 2021

Single-use plastics are becoming increasingly prevalent across the world. These plastics most obviously create eyesores and pose a threat to the natural ecosystems they make their way into. However, these plastics are also a driving force behind climate change.

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How to talk about Sustainability

Feb. 25, 2021

If you've made many sustainable choices or changes in your lifestyle, you may be interested in talking about it with others in your life. In general, we are all more likely to adopt or change a behavior if many in our social group also do the behavior. This means sharing...

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Composting 101

Feb. 12, 2021

One of the foundations of having a zero-waste mindset is understanding the impact and importance of composting. Composting is nature’s own “zero waste” system! Here in Boulder, we are lucky enough to have curbside pickup and an industrial composting system in place. But, what does this mean, and how does...


The 5 Rs: Eliminating Waste from Grocery Packaging

Feb. 12, 2021

It seems like there is no way to completely eliminate waste when it comes to buying groceries. Nearly everything comes in a single-use plastic bag, cardboard, or other type of unavoidable packaging. Don’t worry-you can still reduce your waste AND buy your favorite potato chips. It’s all about following the...

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Ways to Reuse Cardboard and Why it is Important

Feb. 9, 2021

In our current society, the majority of people use a lot of cardboard. In the United States alone, we produce and use roughly 70 thousand tons of paper and cardboard are thrown away every year. This number is only growing with the pandemic as many people feel more comfortable ordering...

CRT Monitor Waste

Trashing a Throw-Away Society

Feb. 9, 2021

The average American throws away 4.6 pounds of trash every day . This equates to over 1,600 pounds of waste per person each year. This is nearly twice the amount of the global average of waste generated per person. The United States is a “throw-away society.” This is not by coincidence.

Zero Waste DIY Live

Zero Waste DIY Live

Feb. 3, 2021

Join the Zero Waste Outreach Team every Friday at 5pm through our Instagram Live event to see a zero waste DIY life hack that you can add to your daily habits and reduce your environmental impact! Engage in a live demonstration of a zero waste DIY project, skill, or practice...

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Dedicate Your Valentine’s Day to Mother Earth!

Feb. 2, 2021

Looking for something to do this Valentine’s day? Consider dedicating this day of love to show your appreciation for all that our environment provides for us! Showing little acts of love and compassion to the place that needs it most right now and without fail the earth provides us with...