When we think about climate change, we usually focus on smokestacks and power plants as the main greenhouse gas sources. But there is a third and equally important source: Our trash cans and all the stuff we buy that winds up in landfills. |
According to the EPA, 42 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from the production, shipment, consumption and disposal of goods and food. That's almost half the problem.
The good news is that Zero Waste reducing, reusing, recycling and composting is the most cost-effective and quickest climate solution for local communities to implement. What we do with our stuff every day has a big impact on the climate. It's as easy as putting an aluminum can in a recycle bin instead of sending it to the landfill.
Yet Colorado is way behind the curve. Our statewide recycling rate is only 11% and composting hardly at all. Please join us at The Alliance Center on April 14th, where Randy Moorman, Eco-Cycle's Community Campaigns Director, will lead an enlightening discussion on how the State of Colorado and Denver can become leaders in Zero Waste and reduce our climate impact.
Lunch and beverage service provided by Serendipity Catering.
The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
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