Explore Our Schools Programs

How we teach, what we teach, and the impact it makes on students, teachers, and staff.

Eco-Cycle Green Star Schools Program

A first-in-the-nation, award-winning Zero Waste program serving over 60 schools in Boulder County.

Environmental Education Programs

Learn about our science-based schools programs for preschool through 12th-grade students.

Zero Waste Schools Activity Guide

Our Schools Activity Guide offers creative, low-cost ways to educate and engage youth in changing our society’s wasteful habits.


More than 40% of our climate impact comes from our “consumption emissions”—or how we extract, consume, and dispose of our stuff and our food. As one of the leading Zero Waste organizations in the world, Eco-Cycle is prioritizing three major solutions to reduce and even reverse these emissions.

The Urgency to Reduce Plastics

Plastic pollution is choking the planet. We must take action NOW.

Composting & Carbon Farming

Applying compost to landscapes builds healthier soils, and helps reverse climate change.

Zero Waste Colorado

Our work to implement recycling and composting infrastructure and policies throughout the state