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Boulder environmental education program focuses on zero waste

Boulder environmental education program focuses on zero waste

Traditionally, environmental education involves classroom lessons supplemented by field trips and hands-on learning. In 24 elementary schools in Boulder, Colorado, however, learning about waste, recycling, and composting involves going to lunch.

OK, that’s not the complete program, but Boulder’s Green Star Schools go beyond the standard environmental education curriculum in focusing on zero waste… and implementing these ideas in the cafeteria, where kids separate out recyclables and compostables.

The Future is Green: Sustainable Transport and Local and Sustainable Materials

The Future is Green: Sustainable Transport and Local and Sustainable Materials

We started our peek into our bright green [www.sundance.tv] future by looking at two very big, very large scale hurdles to clear: zero carbon and zero waste. Today, we’ll focus on more tangible ideas that are easier to put in to everyday context, since they’re things we use every day: sustainable transport [www.sundance.tv] and local/sustainable…

Keep it Green When You're on the Move

Keep it Green When You're on the Move

Sure, late spring into summer is great for things like traveling [www.sundance.tv] or gardening [www.sundance.tv], but it’s also the most popular time of year to move. While the act of packing everything you own into boxes and then packing those boxes into a truck, car or van is the height of drudgery for many of…