Waste and its Contribution to Climate Change

Dec. 10, 2020

When you think of climate change mitigation and reducing your carbon footprint, you probably think of driving less and turning out the lights; but did you know that organic and inorganic waste that you produce is also a huge contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions? A zero waste lifestyle not...


What is Industrial Composting?

Dec. 10, 2020

Also referred to as commercial composting, industrial composting is large-scale composting which is designed to handle a high volume of organic waste . This compost that is produced can be sold to farms and plant nurseries or to individuals depending on how the facility is organized. A typical industrial composting...


Why Recycle?

Dec. 10, 2020

After already trying to reduce and reuse items as much as possible, recycling is a good option to divert as much material from landfills as you can! Properly recycling keeps materials still in cycle and keeps landfills from filling more area Below is a list of other reasons why recycling...

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Sustainable Packaging and Companies Leading the Way

Dec. 10, 2020


How to Host a Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 27, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. That being said, try and reflect on what Mother Nature has provided us and how we can give back to her on a day of giving! Reflect on how you are eating, traveling, and shopping during these last...


How to Find Happiness Beyond Material Possessions

Nov. 27, 2020

Have you ever thought about how easy it is to depend on materialistic items for our happiness? Some things that you cannot simply buy in stores are good friendships, laughs, experiences, love, dreams, and so much more! Reducing your "need" for a new pair of jeans when you own five...


Greenwashing’s Sneaky Place in Modern Consumerism

Nov. 27, 2020

Greenwashing is a term coined in 1986 by environmentalist Jay Westerveld and implies the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are produced in an environmentally conscious way in an attempt to capitalize on the growing demand for environmentally sound products. Some...


Sustainable Tips for Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

Nov. 27, 2020

The way we shop for and consume food contributes largely to the food and plastic waste problem that is littering the Earth and contributing largely to climate change. Adopting zero waste practices while grocery shopping and meal planning can greatly reduce the environmental damages of plastic waste and food waste .


The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Nov. 27, 2020

You’ve probably heard that there is a lot of plastic in the ocean, but did you know about the floating trash island in the ocean (otherwise known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch )? Do you have an idea of where these come from and the solutions being proposed or...

America Recycles Day November 15

A Colorado declaration on America Recycles Day

Nov. 17, 2020

Did you know that November 15th is America Recycles Day every year? ARD is a national celebration in which Americans renew their pledge to reduce their waste, reuse as much as possible, and recycle what is left.