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
We meet monthly and all meetings are open to the public. Contact us at email@example.com
Sustainable Broomfield Online Meeting
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Community Sustainability Forum! We loved hearing your perspectives on sustainability in Broomfield. Here are the notes and links from the meeting.
Our next online meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 23 from 6:30-8pm.
Please email us at Sustainablebroomfield@gmail.com
to receive the zoom link.
Provide Sustainability Feedback to the City of Broomfield
Right now, the City of Broomfield is collecting feedback from residents on sustainability in our city. City Council will discuss your input at their focus session in early 2021 and develop priorities for the year. Please tell them about all the sustainable initiatives you want to see in Broomfield!
Fill out the form here.
Have you been thinking about going solar? If so, this could be the best time! During the month of October, if you sign up for solar with Ron Maurer, his company, Sunrun, will donate $1000 to Sustainable Broomfield! All proceeds go directly to our citizen group, which enables us to organize more community events, provide more educational opportunities, and expand our youth and business initiatives.
Besides helping our group, installing solar you will drastically shrink your carbon footprint and help to save our planet. Don’t delay, this month is your last chance to get solar installed before 2021 when prices go up and the 26% tax credit for solar goes down.
Contact Ron Maurer today at 720-249-7802 or at GoSunrun.com/RonMaurer and tell him Sustainable Broomfield sent you!
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.
Sustainable Broomfield is committed to holding educational talks, classes and events on sustainable topics. Check our Education page to find out about upcoming opportunities.
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!
Upcoming Events in Broomfield
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
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 responses are below, but click the following link for complete results. Sustainable Broomfield Booth Survey
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!
Place a bucket under your shower or tub faucet to catch cold water while you wait for it to warm before your shower. Then use it to water plants or wash with.