The Stapleton Sustainability Committee is comprised of volunteer residents who are passionate about the environment, healthy lifestyles, and overall sustainability of our planet. We strive to promote eco-conscious behaviour in our community and beyond.
Here you'll find the latest pictures and news about our group. Visit us regularly to see what we're up to.
Promote sustainability among residents:
- To encourage residents to promote sustainability as a part of their daily lives
- To achieve high participation rates in Denver recycling and eventually composting programs
- To encourage more of a cycling/pedestrian culture and less use of automobiles
Promote sustainability throughout businesses and the community:
- To encourage businesses to be as environmentally friendly as possible
- To expand/improve our farmer's markets, possibly bringing a natural grocer to Stapleton
- To reduce the waste our neighborhood produces
- To promote sustainability for community events and activities so that the environmental impact of the event operations is minimal
Email us at: SUNSustainability@gmail.com
You are also welcome to visit our other webpage under the StapletonUnitedNeighbors.org site https://sites.google.com/site/sunwebsite1/sustainability
DENVER - In celebration of Earth Day, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, in partnership with Waste Management of Colorado, the Carton Council and WhiteWave Foods announced today that food and beverage cartons are now recyclable as a part of the Denver Public Works’ residential recycling program, Denver Recycles. The addition of carton packages marks another innovation in the City’s recycling advancements and success, and now nearly all household containers used by residents are recyclable.
Denver households may now begin placing all empty food and beverage cartons in their purple Denver Recycles cart. Products commonly packaged in cartons include: milk (dairy, soy and almond); juice; small juice and milk boxes; cream; egg whites and egg substitutes; soup and broth; protein drinks; eggnog, wine, tofu; and ice cream and frozen yogurt.
The Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is proud to announce our first annual World Environment Day (June 5) celebration. Join us for the only celebration of this kind, the Stapleton Environment and Ecology Day, SEED, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Stapleton’s Founder’s Green. This year we have partnered with Stapleton Foundation to introduce The HUB at Stapleton, a community resource information center that leads to a safer, healthier community. A partnership between the Denver Police Department, Cop Shop, Stapleton Area Transportation Management Association(TMA) and the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Denver Inc. In addition we will have eco-friendly businesses and organizations providing info about products and services such as organic produce, fair trade gifts, eco-fashions, renewable energy, and items from renewable resources. We will also have hands-on "green" activities for kids and adults as well as music by Rocky Mountain Music for Aardvarks and yummy and healthy food. The mission of the SUN Sustainability Committee is to plant a SEED of sustainable lifestyle, healthy living, and overall eco friendly behavior in Stapleton, in Denver , and on our planet. We are not only concerned about our impact on the environment today but we realize the need for continuous monitoring of our footprints so that our future generations can relish in Earth's beauty. We hope that you will help us to plant and spread this SEED with your presence at our event.
Activities and Live Performances:
In addition SEED is a fundraiser for new trees in Stapleton parks. We hope to plant the trees on Earth Day 2013. Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous donations toward this very important endeavour.
Presented by Stapleton MCA, Stapleton Foundation, SunTalk Solar, Live Green Real Estate, Quebec Square Family Dentistry
SEED Sponsors: Real Goods Solar, Rocky Mountain Music for Aardvarks, Colorado Carbon Fund
Sustainable Sponsors: Bungo Box, Mary Kay, Urban Mattress, Stapleton Home Team - Distinctive Properties, Smart Space
The HUB at Stapleton
The Hub is a community resource information center that serves as a catalyst for behavioral changes amongst residents, employers and employers that leads to a safer, healthier community.
A partnership between the Denver Police Department, Cop Shop, Stapleton Area Transportation Management Association(TMA) and the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Denver Inc.(MTCCD,Inc.)
We provide programs that promote safety, sustainable transportation methods (carpool, transit, bicycling, walking).
The Hub is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 3:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to noon. We are located at 7484 E. 29th Street (the Cop Shop) which is directly behind Cycleton.
Location: MCA Stapleton Community Room
2823 Roslyn St. Denver CO 80238
The SUN Sustainability Committee invites you to the third annual Earth Day event. We will be screening an award winning short documentary “I’m Too Young to Buy a Prius”. It was just screened at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden this February and the 16 year-old filmmaker, Max Greenwald, will join us to introduce the film. We will follow with the movie “Tapped” while enjoying sustainable cuisine, burritos graciously donated by Chipotle, and beverages donated by Izze and we will also serve beer (must be 21 with ID). All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to SUN for the purchase of new trees in Stapleton parks.
Dinner will be served starting at 6pm with door prizes donated by City of Denver Department of Environmental Health, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Stapleton United Neighbors 6:30pm and the movie starting at 7pm.
Tickets are $8 if purchased no later than April 17, and $10 after the 17th. To purchase tickets please visit http://sunearthnight2012.eventbrite.com/ To pay by check or cash contact SUNSustainability@gmail.com
For more information, please email the SUN Sustainability Committee at SUNSustainability@gmail.com
Thank you to our partner Bluff Lake Nature Center and event sponsors Stapleton MCA, Bungo Box, Chipotle, IZZE, and Naturally Loved.
Computer Monitors: $10.00
TVs up to 32”: $18.00
TVs over 32”: $1.00 per diagonal inch
All other Electronics: $1.00
Stapleton United Neighbors Sustainability Committee is collecting various used and empty items to be recycled through TerraCycle and all money earned goes to the Stapleton Sustainability Committee for various green initiatives. We are having a contest. The person who turns in the most items from Feb 1 to June 2 will receive a $50 gift card to Whole Foods. Simply include your name, address and phone number on a piece of paper in every bag that you drop off. The winner will be announced at the Stapleton Environment and Ecology Day (SEED) on June 2nd and will be awarded a Stapleton Green Steward Certificate.
- candy wrappers and bags
- cheese packaging
- empty personal care and beauty product packaging
- used inkjet cartridges (all types), certain toners (see below)
- diaper and wipes plastic packaging (not cardboard boxes or tubs)
- drink pouches, such as Capri Sun
- squeezable healthy snack pouches, such as GoGo squeeZ
- toothpast tubes, caps, tooth brushes, floss containers
- Elmer's glue sticks, bottles and caps (Elmer's only)
- disposable plastic tape dispensers and cores
-all dairy tubs
Dairy Tub accepted waste:all cream cheese tubs, all sour cream tubs, all cheese tubs, all yogurt tubs, all butter tubs, any other dairy product tub, foil tops, plastic tub tops, any other type of packaging on all dairy tubs.
Cheese Packaging accepted waste: string cheeses packages, individual singles wrappers, singles packages, shredded cheeses packages, grated cheese containers, creamed cheese packaging, cottage cheese tubs, all cheese wrappers.
Personal Care and Beauty accepted waste: lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes, powder cases, lotion bottles, chapstick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eyeshadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lipliner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars.
PLEASE NOTE: hair spray cans, nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottle ARE NOT acceptable
FYI, since the beginning of the school year 2011, thanks to Bill Roberts School students, we have diverted 2700 Capri Sun pouches from the landfill and collected $100.
I'm so bummed, I just found about this day and we totally missed it. Check out this website http://americarecyclesday.org/
I wonder if we should change our Recycling Day for next year from September 22 to November 15 or if we should plan something else for America Recycles Day. What do you guys think?