June 2020

Over the past few weeks, our office has taken the time to reflect on how we can do a better job of supporting social and environmental justice, specifically Black lives. Moving forward, the ASCP is investigating meaningful change within our organization while elevating Black voices in the sustainability and education realm. Scroll down to access anti-racism resources and events.

Summertime at the ASCP always brings a focus on strategic planning. With the FY2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory complete, we are currently working to determine the best path forward for our climate action planning efforts, given our new COVID reality. We expect to have a timeline for that planning process by the end of the month. In the meantime, check out the full report!

Our survey is still going strong! The information gathered by this survey will inform how sustainability efforts are implemented on the Auraria Campus.

All students, staff, and faculty from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver who have attended or are currently attending classes at the Auraria Campus are invited to participate.


Colorado.gov reports that only 63% of Coloradans have filled out the Census.

Getting a complete and accurate count will promote racial equality for populations who are typically "under-counted". The Census serves as a tool to help ensure that communities get proper funding and representation for 

the next 10 years. 

The deadline to complete the Census has been extended to 

October, 31st of this year.

Congratulations Spring 2020 graduates!

An extra special congratulations to ASCP zero-waste team members Cassy Cadwallader (left) and Lydia McGee (right) and the ASCP's Sustainability Coordinator, Jackie Slocombe (center), who are all a part of the 

Spring 2020 graduating class!

Black Lives Matter Education and Resources

The Green Program is an educational organization that aims to "educate and empower future sustainability leaders through innovative models of experiential education, travel, and adventure." They have recently created an open-sourced Library to educate, advocate, & take action

Their library provides information on how to further educate individuals about racial injustice. 

Click here to learn more and to view their library: 

"Understanding begins with all of us looking inward, reflecting on our own attitudes, and of course, having difficult conversations with family and friends, and kid-friendly resources." 

-Katie Couric, Wake Up Call Newsletter via Medium 

For the full list:

2020 Summer Bike Challenge

June - September

This summer, Bike to Work Day has created a Pedal Pursuit Scavenger Hunt, which promotes traveling by bike instead of by car throughout Greater Denver. Track your progress via GPS and win prizes. Click this link for the full list of instructions: 

Sustainability in the Time of Covid-19 Virtual Event

June 17th 6 pm - 8 pm

"In a time of social distancing, it can be difficult to balance being socially and environmentally responsible simultaneously. Come learn how you can continue to support the sustainability industry, engage in eco practices, and maintain a green living lifestyle during this unprecedented time." 

Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Video Series

Every Friday in June

Weekly webcasts about recycling, composting, reducing waste, and more!

Greater Denver Farmer's Markets

All summer long; end dates vary by location

One of many events that makes Denver summers so special are our numerous Farmer's Markets. Help reduce co2 emissions caused by shipping produce, bread, and other food products by shopping local! Remember to follow social distancing protocols while shopping.

The full list of markets can be found here: 

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