Lowry United Neighborhoods (LUN) Quarterly Residents Meeting
April 15, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
ZERO IS A PLUS FOR US
(Join us for our Official Launch of Lowry Sustainability Committee)
Presenter–Jasmin Barco, EcoCycle
What is the difference between Recycling/Composting and Zero Waste?
EcoCycle is leading the charge on the front range in educating and building Zero Waste Communities. We have questions, our speaker, Jasmin Barco, EcoCycle Outreach Coordinator, has answers. EcoCycle is one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the USA and has an international reputation as a pioneer in resource conservation.
Did you know that four “Zero Waste” bills were before the Colorado State Legislature in 2020? Ban Polystyrene (House Bill 20-1162), Reduce Plastic Use (HB 20-1163), Expand Composting (HB 20-1047), Develop End Markets (Senate Bill 20-0550). In addition, there is currently a proposal before the Denver City Council (Pay as You Throw) that would require Denver residents to pay for trash pick up and receive recycling and composting for free? Did you know that there is a Denver Climate Action Task Force composed of climate leaders appointed by Mayor Hancock to develop a comprehensive climate action plan for our city? Our speaker, Jasmin Barco, serves on that committee.
Climate action and environmental concerns are not new. In fact, April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! In Lowry, a dedicated group of folks have been involved in recycling, clean-up, reusing, repurposing folks since Lowry’s beginnings some 25 years ago.
Join LUN and EcoCycle on April 15 to begin moving Sustainable Lowry forward. Participating in this effort builds community and a stronger neighborhood. Pick up a reusable grocery bag and learn about products that avoid single-use plastic.
Our elected state and city representatives have been invited to attend this meeting.