078: Eco-Cycle Zero Waste Video Series & Initiatives
Tune in for my interview with Jasmin Barco of Eco-Cycle to hear about a video series to help answer your burning questions about recycling and composting. You'll also hear how you can make a difference by tackling a waste reduction project in your community!
Jasmin Barco is an Outreach Coordinator with Eco-Cycle. She has earned a B.A. in Environmental Design from CU Boulder and a M.Sc. in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from the Häfen City University in Hamburg, Germany.
Born in Lima, Peru, life’s lessons on adaptability and open-mindedness have allowed her to travel to over 20 countries and experience an array of cultures.
Eco-Cycle was born through grassroots organizing efforts in 1976. Now, 44 years later, the same grassroots organizing efforts have allowed the organization to create change at the local and state level. Find out how Eco- Cycle has grown its network from 0 to over 2,000 in Denver to realize its mission of creating Zero Waste communities through the Zero Waste Denver campaign.
Zero Waste Video Series
Reducing waste seems like it should be easy, but let's face it. It's complicated! That's why Eco-Cycle, a zero waste nonprofit in Colorado, has developed a new series of videos to cut through the confusion.
The videos cover everything from where our stuff comes from, to details of why and how to recycle and compost, and the problems with plastics.
In the podcast, Jasmin also highlighted the Denver Recycling Directory. This is a handy resource is you want to know where to recycle anything from aerosol cans and action figures, to yard waste and yoga mats.
Start a Zero Waste Initiative or Team!
Are you ready to start a zero waste initiative? Join the Eco-Cycle Eco-Leaders to find out how to be a zero waste champion.
Or, volunteer with the Denver Compost Challenge or start a compost initiative in your city!
Get your team together and launch your initiative as part of the 2020 Climate Action Challenge. Eco-Cycle and Denver Eco-Leaders will be on hand to mentor you along the way.
A lot of people don't know that plastic is made from oil and gas. - Jasmin Barco, @ecocycle Ep 77 #podcast #zerowaste