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Thinking Differently About How YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!

We’ve all heard Smokey the Bear’s classic adage: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Smokey’s recommendations have always been about following fire ban restrictions, making sure your campfire is completely and fully out, and being smart about using flammables in wilderness areas. But it’s time to take Smokey’s recommendations even further as ash and smoke affect air quality across the [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:26:12-07:00August 16th, 2020|Zero Waste, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening, Climate|0 Comments

Take the “Choose to Refuse” Plastic-Free Challenge this Month!

How’s your plastic-free July going? Here are some tips and tricks for avoiding single-use plastic* and spreading the word: Food & Drink I carry my reusable water bottle everywhere, and I always have a reusable coffee mug on hand in case a coffee craving hits. I’ll often put extras in my car just in case, along with my reusable bags. [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:26:47-07:00July 14th, 2020|Zero Waste, Education & Outreach, Mindfulness & Minimalism|0 Comments

Which of Your Favorite Evergreen Businesses are Commercial Composting Superstars?

As part of our commitment to promoting Zero Waste sustainability practices, the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance offers a local commercial composting program to make it easy for businesses and organizations to dispose of organic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels in the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse [MORE...]

Recycling in Colorado: Simple Tips to Get Started

Recycling is one of the most effective activities you can practice to promote sustainability. You may be surprised by how many items can be recycled—and even more surprised to find out how easy it can be! Here's a few simple ways to get started with recycling here in Colorado: Start by either arranging for curbside recycling or dropping off your [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:29:18-07:00December 11th, 2018|Recycling, Zero Waste|0 Comments

What Does Zero Waste Have to Do with Minimalism?

This summer, our Zero Waste Heroes spent countless hours volunteering their time and energy to help divert over 300lbs of waste from landfills into compost and recycling during events like The Triple Bypass and Boogie at the Barn. But perhaps more importantly, our Zero Waste Heroes helped to educate folks. We often talk to people about the number of plastics [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:28:49-07:00September 5th, 2018|Zero Waste, Mindfulness & Minimalism|0 Comments
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