Save your egg shells, dry them out, crush them up and use them in your garden for extra calcium.
Welcome to Sustainable Broomfield, a citizen-led group!
Our vision is to bring together residents, local governments, organizations, and businesses to transform Broomfield into a model for individual and community sustainability.
Our mission is to accelerate the integration of environmentally sustainable lifestyles in our community. We will achieve this by providing residents with
-Practical and convenient resources
-Opportunities to advocate for sustainable public policy
Sustainable Broomfield Meeting
Monday, July 27, 6:30-8:00pm
Brunner Farmhouse, 640 Main St, Broomfield
Would you like to learn about native plants to add to your garden? We are welcoming Sarah Schweig, the leader of the CSU Extension Master Gardener program in Broomfield, to discuss native alternatives to common landscape plants. We will also have a member of ACES (Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability) to give us a progress update on what this group is doing for Broomfield. Don’t forget your masks, a camp or folding chair!
Join us early from 6:00-6:30 pm to help weed our garden area.
Please RSVP by email to Brianna at Sustainablebroomfield@gmail.com
Why be sustainable?
What does it mean to be sustainable?
Sustainability is the process of living in balance with the natural world where all living creatures are able to coexist. Ecologically it means that natural resources are not depleted at a rate faster than they can be replenished naturally. This concept is described more thoroughly in the Wikipedia definition of Sustainability.
Why is sustainability important?
We only have one planet earth with a finite supply of resources and lifeforms. Once they are gone, they are gone forever. If we are able to live in a manner which ensures that all lifeforms have access to clean air and water, natural habitats are kept intact, all humans have access to the basic necessities, and we can maintain the vast biodiversity that supports the fragile ecosystems that support all life on earth, we all will be better off. We should consider the world we are are leaving behind for our children and future generations with the choices we make today! More information available at Why is sustainability important? and Sustainable Development.
How can I be more sustainable?
Check out our Resources Page for lots of great sustainability tips!
Would you like to start composting, but are unable to do so in your own home? You are in luck! Sustainable Broomfield has just launched a volunteer run Compost Club! We give you a bucket, which you fill with compostable scraps from your kitchen and garden. Then every two weeks we will pick up your full bucket and leave you a new empty one. The scraps will be taken to the Broomfield Crescent Grange where they will be added to their compost bins. When everything has fully decomposed the nutrient-rich compost will be used in their community garden to grow tasty fruits and vegetables!
If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Compost Club Interest Form!
Advocacy is a big part of Sustainable Broomfield. We encourage residents to communicate with the City of Broomfield on how they would like to see Broomfield become more sustainable. Check out our Advocacy page for action items you can take.
We’ve done the work to find local and national resources on composting, recycling and so much more. Find a great list of resources on our Resources page.
Upcoming Events in Broomfield
Broomfield City Council Meeting
Broomfield has launched a new Zero Waste Campaign!
This initiative will include an array of projects, programs, policy recommendations, and opportunities for public involvement. Achieving zero waste is a priority for Broomfield and is a key component of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Find more info at Broomfield.org/wastezero
Sustainable Broomfield Meetings
Monday, June 22, 2020, 6:30-8pm
Sustainable Broomfield Monthly Meeting
640 Main Street, Broomfield)
Future Meeting Dates
July 27, 2020
August 24, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020
November 23, 2020
December 28, 2020
Recycle your old plastic bags at the grocery store bin and start using cloth produce and grocery bags.
Hang most of your laundry in your house. Saves energy and also adds moisture to your home.
I plan out my errands, list them, then number them in order of travel so I can create the best route to save gas and time.
If you take food items to FISH to donate, they also accept used, clean egg cartons.
Use a programmable thermostat and program a schedule that doesn’t heat or cool when not needed.
Use electric or manual yard tools: trimmer, mower, blower, edger, clippers, etc. (preferably with an interchangeable battery)
Ride your bike to do small errands around town.
Trader Joe’s sells fresh cut flowers in a compostable sleeve instead of using plastic!
Results from Broomfield Days Booth Survey
During Broomfield Days 2019, we asked residents that stopped by our booth what they would like to see the City and County of Broomfield do more of in terms of sustainability. The top four are above but click the following link for complete results. Sustainable Broomfield Booth Survey