Vote with your dollars. Purchase from companies that have adopted green practices, are growing local economies, and pay suppliers fairly. More shopping information below.
Bring your own containers to restaurants to take your left-overs home in.
Zero Waste Containers
Sustainable Shopping Links
Before you shop:
If we want to consider the environmental and climate impact of the things we buy, we need to understand the impact of a product from beginning to end. The Life-Cycle of Our Stuff
EarthHero.com is your one stop shop for all things sustainable! Not only are they a Certified B Corporation, but they also have plastic free packaging and carbon-neutral shipping. And right now, 10% of every purchase will be donated to the International Fund for Animal Welfare to aid in the Australian bushfire wildlife relief.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Etee is a great option for plastic-free shopping.
Better World Shopper is a public research project dedicated to making social and environmental data available to consumers who wish to utilize their dollars as votes in order to help build a better world.
Green America is a great resource promoting green businesses and containing lots of sustainability tips.
Avoid Food Waste
40% of all food in America is wasted! This is an important area where we can all try to be more sustainable. Check out this Eco-Cycle article that discuss the problem and solutions you can take today.
How to Compost Information Packets
Boulder County has a great information packet on how to get started with composting. The packet is broken up into 4 separate links so be sure to view all 4:
Compostable Items List
Here is a great list of compostable items separated into “greens” and “browns” Compostable Items List
You can also find a list of upcoming composting classes for Boulder County on their Compost Workshops page.
Have you been looking to compost but don’t have the time to do it yourself? Sharewaste is a website that connects you to local drop-off locations that are looking for composting scraps. www.sharewaste.com
Homemade Compost Tea Setup
Modify your current backyard compost setup to produce and collect compost tea. For assistance or questions contact John Hoffman at Hoffmanart@yahoo.com. Homemade Compost Tea
City of Broomfield
Broomfield Community Gardens
Find a community garden you can join this spring!
Green Cleaning Recipes
In November the City hosted a great class on green cleaning. Here are the recipes they provided for all different types of household cleaning products. Here is a list of 13 Toxic Chemicals Lurking in Your Home.
Help Me Save Water
Slow the Flow offers inspections on residential water usage and suggests simple measures to increase water use efficiency in the home. Through Resource Central’s partnership with water providers in Colorado, Slow the Flow is available at no cost to qualifying residents.
Here are additional links for some of the tips above.
Tip #4 – Vote with your dollars. Purchase from companies that have adopted green practices, are growing local economies, and pay suppliers fairly. Better World Shopping Guide
Tip #5 – Get some or all of your residential energy from renewable sources by signing up for the Windsource Program from Xcel Energy
Tip #14 – Read recycling guidelines to make sure you are not contaminating the normal recyclables. Eco-Cycle Guide 2019-2020
Tip #15 – Join a community garden. Broomfield Community Gardens
Tip #20 – Have your home audited for energy leaks. Xcel Energy Home Energy Audit
Tip #25 – Grow native plant species or at least drought resistant ones to save on watering. Perfect Plants for Colorado