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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Broomfield Meeting
Monday, September 28, 6:30-8:00pm
New Location: Broomfield Crescent Grange
7901 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield
We invite you to attend our next meeting at our new location, The Broomfield Crescent Grange. Even though we will be meeting indoors, the Grange hall is large and spacious, so there will be lots of room to socially distance, but masks will be required.
We plan to discuss the new Sustainable Broomfield Business Recognition Program we are launching and would like your feedback! We would also like to hear what issues are important to you and where you would like to see our group focus energy in the future.
Please arrive a few minutes early to be able to sign in and get yourself seated so we can start right at 6:30. Thank you!
Please RSVP by email to Brianna at Sustainablebroomfield@gmail.com
Community Cleanup Event!
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Cleanup from 10am-12pm
FREE backyard Composting class from 12-1pm
Broomfield Crescent Grange
7901 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield
Join us during national cleanup month to pick up litter at the Grange and in the surrounding neighborhood. Afterward, stay for a free composting class designed to teach you how to start composting in your own backyard! Fall is the best time to start, since you will need lots of dried leaves. We hope to have food for sale and the Grange members may be holding a community yard sale fundraising event during that time, so bring a few dollars or your checkbook.
Please bring your own mask and gardening/reusable gloves so we aren’t creating more waste. (We will have disposable gloves available if needed.)
Please RSVP by emailing Brianna at SustainableBroomfield@gmail.com
Have you been thinking about going solar? If so, this could be the best time! During the month of September, 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 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, September 28, 2020, 6:30-8pm
Sustainable Broomfield Monthly Meeting
(Broomfield Crescent Grange
7901 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield)
Future Meeting Dates
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!
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.
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