"GREEN" TIP OF THE WEEK
If you have clothing and shoes you no longer need, consider donating it to Red Apple Recycling.
Their Little Red Schoolhouse containers are located in the Bill Roberts parking lot.
From now till October 20th Red Apple is giving Bill Roberts extra grant for sustainability for each pound of items collected.
The SUN Sustainability Committee - Mission and Vision:
You may contact the Sustainability Committee via SUNSustainability@gmail.com
1. Local Recycling Resources:
Here is a few LOCAL resources for recycling... You can take your items directly to these sources!!!
2. Stapleton Green Team
Greenprint Denver http://www.greenprintdenver.org/getinvolved/denver-neighborhood-map/stapleton/ helps neighborhoods to create Green Teams.
Some of the issues the team is working are:
If you'd like to be a part of the team please email SunSustainability@gmail.com
3. TerraCycle in Stapleton Community
We are collecting various used and empty items to be recycled through TerraCycle and all money earned goes to the Stapleton Sustainability Committee for various green initiatives.
Drop-off Location for your TerraCycle products:
We are collecting the following items:
FYI, since the beginning of the school year 2011, thanks to Stapleton residents and friends we have diverted over 76,000 pieces of trash from the landfill and received over $1400 toward Stapleton non profit organizations.
4. Stapleton "Green" Business Directory
Visit our new directory for a listing of sustainable Stapleton owned business. We have only just begun to compile the information and so the list is rather limited. We will add more businesses as they become available to us.
Stapleton Garden Club is an informal, inclusive network to share information and ideas about gardening; for those interested in any type of gardening: vegetable, flower, organic, container, square foot, rose, kitchen, orchid, English, indoor, composting, etc.
Join in and share the passion, beauty and joy of gardening!
6. Recyclables: To rinse or not to rinse?
Ever wonder it you should rinse your containers before recycling? Are you wasting water by rinsing or does recycling actually save a lot more water? Find out in this very informative article.
7. The HUB at Stapleton
The Hub is a community resource information center that serves as a catalyst for behavioral changes amongst residents, employers and employees that leads to a safer, healthier community.
8. CLUCS - Chicken Lovers United Community of Stapleton
If you’ve ever thought about having your own chickens, now you can. If you’ve ever wanted fresh, healthy eggs that came from healthy, happy chickens, now you can.
If you don’t know how to get started join CLUCS. If you love chickens and want to talk fowl and share info with fellow Stapleton poultry fanciers, join CLUCS!
You can have chickens in Stapleton, unless you are in a sub HOA, then you need to check with them first.
Join CLUCS yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/CLUCS/?yguid=415397441 or like CLUCS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clucs-Chicken-Lovers-United-Community-of-Stapleton/106104216200180 to get latest info.
Sustainable News in Stapleton...
Bill Roberts Implements Boltage Program
Sign the petition to bring a natural grocer to Stapleton
Many Stapleton residents would love to see a natural grocery store in the neighborhood. If you are one of them, consider signing this petition. Also, consider joining the Facebook Group Sunflower Market to Stapleton.
Links for additional resources...