We’re so glad you’re here.
Do you care about climate change, natural resource conservation, healthy soils and food, clean air and water, healthy living, disproportionate impacts on BIPOC communities, and other sustainability issues? Become a volunteer Eco-Leader! We’ll give you the tools, resources, and knowledge you need to bring Zero Waste to every part of your life, and to share with your community. Eco-Cycle’s network of more than 1,000 volunteer Eco-Leaders throughout Boulder County play a critical role in providing the engagement needed to successfully implement Zero Waste solutions. Volunteering as an Eco-Leader is simple and takes very little time. We just need you to be you: someone who cares.
An Eco-Leader is . . .
an ambassador for change
- You advocate for Zero Waste and sustainability in your personal network (your neighborhood, community clubs, workplace, place of worship, etc.).
an expert on Zero Waste
- You attend at least one Eco-Leader training and are encouraged to join us for more!
in a two-way relationship with Eco-Cycle
- You open our emails, give us your feedback, and share ideas.
- You are a resource to your community and distribute educational information through peer-to-peer interactions.
Why is being an Eco-Leader so important?
Zero Waste—reducing waste, reusing, redesigning products, composting, and recycling—is the fastest, easiest, most cost-effective way a community can reduce its negative impacts on our climate. Zero Waste also helps conserve our dwindling resources for a more peaceful and equitable use of resources globally. It creates local green jobs, builds a local green economy, and creates systems that help our growing human populations adapt to more people living on fewer resources so that we can live more sustainably on this one planet for generations to come.
Zero Waste is a LOT more important than just keeping materials out of our landfills . . . It’s critical to our survival and to the survival of the untold numbers of other species on this planet. The faster we move forward with Zero Waste solutions, the faster we can solve some of the greatest issues of our time.
So how do we move this solution forward as quickly as possible?
YOU are the key.
Imagine a community where on every block, at every business, every place of worship, every community club, every school, every multifamily dwelling—everywhere—there was an engaged person (an Eco-Leader!) who was up to speed on all things Zero Waste in their community, and shared that information with their networks. By being in-the-know and being willing to share that knowledge with the people around them, an Eco-Leader moves us to have an informed and engaged community that actively works toward implementing Zero Waste as a climate solution. Sign up below to become an Eco-Leader and gain the knowledge and tools you need to bring Zero Waste to where you live, work, and play.