Eco Cycle Presents The Zero Waste Climate Solution

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Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) says
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. 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.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Randy Moorman is Eco-Cycle’s Director of Community Campaigns where he leads Eco-Cycle’s outreach team, providing education to Boulder County on Zero Waste practices and mobilizing citizens to change the system, making reuse, recycling and composting the norm. Before coming to Eco-Cycle, Randy was the coalition lobbyist at the state capitol for the Colorado Environmental Coalition (now Conservation Colorado). Trained as a field ecologist at Purdue and Duke Universities where he got his B.S. and Masters respectively, Randy has worked on conservation projects at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, in Alaska, Central America and the Amazon. He caught the political activist bug while doing environmental work in New Mexico and as a legislative representative for Earthjustice at the U.S. Capitol. He loves hiking and camping with his partner Scott and dog Norman and is passionate about working in community towards a more sustainable society.

This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

The meeting format will be as follows:

6:30-7:00pm - Social time and networking
7:00-7:10pm - Announcements
7:10-8:00pm - Presentation and Q&A
8:00-8:30pm - Wrap up and networking
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By: Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)

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