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Zero Waste & You Workshop

Session Information

Sept. 4

12:00 -1:00 p.m. 

University Memorial Center, Room 425

Register for Zero Waste & You Workshop

While over 100 million people recycle daily, recycling alone will not end our dependency on landfills and incinerators, nor reverse the rapid depletion of our natural resources, “Zero Waste” is a new way of looking at our waste stream, where discards are seen not as trash, but as valuable resources. Learn about the guiding principles of Zero Waste, find out how you can help support the Zero Waste effort, and see how our community is serving as a Zero waste model for the rest of the world.

Participants will be able to

  • Recognize new ways of looking at our waste stream
  • Learn about the guiding principles of Zero Waste
  • Find out how you can help support the Zero Waste effort

Who should attend

This workshop is intended for Any CU Boulder faculty or staff member who want to learn more about making their workplace, living space and local community a more clean environment.

Facilitator(s) 

Nick Miranda grew up in the Bay Area before moving to Boulder in 2004 to attend CU.  At CU he studied politics, which got him involved and interested in environmental policy and politics.  During his time there, he ran a zero waste program for an electronic music festival in Boulder called Communikey.  He coordinated with venues, worked with Eco-Cycle for hauling and best practices, and instituted a bike rental program.  Nick spends all of my free time now biking or hiking around the Rockies.

Dan decided to take on the responsibility of recycling at CU in the Spring of 2006, bringing him to be involved in one of the most established campus recycling programs in the nation. This CU Recycling Program is an appropriate destination for Dan¹s path since many of his steps to get here were walked next to bottles and cans. Starting his recycling mentality at Babson College, where he managed and expanded the campus recycling program to include all residence halls and a sorting process to generate revenue from the waste stream. While earning a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Dan also served as an intern to the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Nashua, NH. This experience provided a direct knowledge of the impacts that a recycling center has on a city¹s waste stream. With the CU Recycling program, Dan can help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship among students for them to carry with them for the rest of their lives. Day to day functions involve managing the recycling student staff, who are the life force of the recycling program, organizing recycling at special events on campus, working with the outreach team to spread awareness of recycling on campus, and working with the Green Teams to reach the students off campus.