In this time of national upheaval, one thing has become crystal clear— the essential role of local communities. With the Trump administration’s plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan and withdraw from the Paris climate accords, Eco-Cycle’s work at the local level is more important than ever, especially when it comes to climate change. Not only do Zero Waste practices reduce pollution and conserve natural resources, they are also among the fastest, most cost effective ways to fight climate change at the local level.
We’re proud to share our recent accomplishments in our new 2016-2017 annual report. Thanks to your support, Eco-Cycle effectively:
Advocated for Colorado's first ever statewide recycling goals, which could triple the state’s dismal recycling rate of 12 percent by 2026.
Expanded our outreach efforts to transform Denver from being one of the most wasteful cities in the nation — recycling only 20 percent of its waste — to a recycling leader, with a focus on partnering with Denver’s Latino community.
Worked with 600 Longmont activists to enact a new city policy to provide curbside composting to residents, making Longmont the 6th city in the state to do so.
Launched a new project to make Lyons the first Green Star Zero Waste Community in the nation and a model for other small towns.
Created recycling jobs for hard-to-employ residents on the autism spectrum at our Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in partnership with Blue Star Recyclers.
Engaged more than 55,000 students and staff in recycling and hands-on environmental education in 88 schools, and helped 46 of those schools decrease their waste by an average of 66 percent.
It is because of supporters like you that our work can be done—and we are exceedingly grateful. Thank you for being a meaningful part of these solutions.