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March Happenings at the ASCP!
We have volunteer opportunities and exciting events to share with you. Keep scrolling to learn about upcoming ASCP events and happenings on campus. 
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With the first few sunny days of spring, you might have been thinking about making the change to solar energy for your home. Solar energy is a potentially cost-saving clean energy option for supplying your home with electricity. @CurlyFryed asked us, "Are the door-to-door solar panel sales legitimate?"It is always best practice to do research on big purchases that you are planning on investing in. Most reliable solar companies will either have a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners or a history of good reviews on third party sites like Google or Yelp. Getting multiple quotes from different solar companies is also a common practice that can help you get the best solar for your needs, pay the best price, and avoid potential scams.We cannot speak for every solar company and there are some that run legitimate door-to-door businesses, but this is also a common space for scamming attempts. Here are some red flags to look out for with door-to-door solar panel salespeople:
  • Huge discounts that seem too good to be true
  • No identifiable company name
  • Pushy or forced sales tactics
We want to answer your inquiries about making campus more sustainable and leading a more eco-friendly life. We encourage all of you to submit questions you may have about the environment and sustainable living. You can submit them by DMing us on any form of social media, or emailing us at At the end of each month, we will reveal which question was selected by the staff and address it in the upcoming newsletter!
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Come learn about wildlife conservation efforts across the globe from Jemu Mwenda, a conservationist and ecologist from Africa. He will be showing unreleased footage from his upcoming documentary, followed by a discussion about the big game conservation crisis in Kenya and how this impacts built environments for human societies. This will be followed by a lecture given by Girija Kulkarni on wildlife conservation in Colorado, particularly the ever-pertinent issue of grey wolf reintroduction. Gabriela Lana will close out the talk and speakers will be followed up by a student facilitated panel discussion. Submit your questions and RSVP by clicking on the image above! This event is tri institutional, free of charge, and open to the public so please invite anyone and everyone! The focus is to spread the word about the importance of wildlife conservation and give people avenues to get involved. If you have questions, please contact Girija Kulkarni at
When: Monday, March 27th @ 5:30pm (TODAY) 
Where: Tivoli Turnhalle
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We are excited to announce that planning for Earth Week 2023 (April 17th to April 21st)is underway! We will have two days full of programming (April 17th and 18th). Monday, April 17, is Alternate Transportation Day, with programming focused on encouraging alternative transportation. Tuesday, April 18, is our general Earth Week programming day, followed by Spring Fling on Wednesday, April 19. We will end the week's festivities with a massive Creek Clean Up on April 21st! Come join us whenever you would like. The programming during these days will also include activities such as our clothing swap, e-waste collection, Tivoli lighting upgrade highlight, etc. There will be more information to come, such as locations and times. Click here or on the image above to go to our Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet. We would love to have your organization be a part of the festivities, so if you are interested in tabling either one or both of these days, please reach out. Email Maya Pojar at
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Does your office want to help make a difference this Earth Month? If so, register to have an E-Waste collection bin placed at your office to help us collect and properly dispose of unwanted cell phones, printers, TVs, speakers, and other E-Waste! Many of these technologies contain harmful elements such as lead, cadmium, cobalt, and lithium, so they can't be recycled through traditional methods. Thankfully, our partners at BlueStar Recycling specialize in handling E-Waste in a safe, and sustainable manner. If you'd like to be a part of this exciting initiative, please register your office by April 10th. The bins will be distributed on April 10th and will remain until April 21st.
If you have any questions, please contact Rylee McCone at
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Bring lightly used clothing between April 3rd and 19th to collection boxes set up around the second and third floors of the Tivoli!
What is a clothing swap?
Donate some clothes and take some that are new-to-you! This is a great opportunity to give new life to clothes that you no longer want and/or get free clothes that you can put to good use. Clothing swaps promote eco-friendly habits by keeping usable clothing out of the landfill and giving it a second life. Responsible consumerism can start with getting things second-hand and upcycling, so see what you can sustainably swap! Clothing items need to be clean and still usable (no major stains, holes, or rips).
If you have any questions, please contact Rylee McCone at
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The ASCP and OWOW are planning to repeat our Sustainability Trail from last year. This will involve posting 10-yard signs that showcase campus sustainable infrastructure and advertise Earth Week festivities! It will run from March 27th to April 24th - Stop by each sign and check it out. Thank you to our partners at OWOW for helping out on this wonderful initiative.
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Welcome to the ASCP Free Store!

Opened by our Waste Diversion Team in the Fall of 2022, the Free Store reduces waste, promotes community on campus, and supports a sustainable lifestyle. Our donation-based "store" has free products, such as clothing, home goods, and school supplies. The items are available to the campus community. Our goal is to promote conscious consumerism by emphasizing the value of reuse through donating usable goods, buying second-hand, and recognizing the environmental impact of our consumption. To shop, stop by the ASCP Office, Tivoli Suite- 346, Monday, Thursday, or Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
We are accepting donation items for our free store on the following dates:
April 3, 6 and 7
May 1, 4 and 5
We will accept items such as:
  • Any wearable clothing: not stained, torn, or wearing thin. 
  • Household items in good condition (kitchenware, fans, mirrors, etc.)
  • Usable school supplies (blank notebooks, binders, folders, etc.)
  • We will NOT accept anything with stuffing/filling (pillows, stuffed animals, down comforters, etc.)

    Bring accepted items to Tivoli Suite 346 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the specified dates.
If you have any questions, please contact Rylee McCone at
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Join us in our fight against hunger and food waste on campus by using the Share Meals app! Sign up to see which events around campus have food that will be available to community members. You can find free food nearby through Share Meals; see how much is available and how long it’s up for grabs. The app also has a list of centers across campus where students can find free food, personal care items, and other helpful resources. Sign up today by downloading the app on your phone or by using the web version! Click here or the image above to be navigated to our webpage for more information and to get started. 
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Come one, come all—events are in full swing! We're excited to announce upcoming volunteer activities, educational workshops and opportunities to connect with our greater campus community. Help the ASCP and our partner organizations support things like the campus' zero waste vision, transition to alternative transportation and student sustainability interests. Register for events by clicking the links below or contacting
March 21, @ 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., every other Tuesday until April 18, Zoom
Monday, March 27th (TODAY) - Doors Open at 5pm | Tivoli Turnhalle 
Thursday, March 30th - 3:30pm in the Senate Chambers or via Zoom 
ASCP Free Store Donation Collection
April 3rd, 6th, and 7th @ 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ASCP Office, Tivoli- Suite 346
Thursday, April 6th - 3:30pm in the Senate Chambers or via Zoom 
Friday, April 7th - 2:00pm in the ASCP Office (Tivoli Suite 346) 
Tuesday, April 11th - 3:30pm in the Tivoli Food Hall 
Thursday, April 13th - 3:30pm in the Senate Chambers or via Zoom 
Friday, April 14th - 11:00am in the ASCP Office (Tivoli Suite 346) 
Friday, April 14th - 2:00pm in the ASCP Office (Tivoli Suite 346) 
April 17th to April 21st - More details to follow in a separate email! 
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To learn more and sign up, visit our 
Note: CU Denver students have an opportunity to earn a Sustainability Certificate.
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Say “hello” to our wonderful team members from left to right and top to bottom:
  • Evan Pierpont
  • Chris Herr
  • Cassy Cadwallader
  • Jaxon Mawhiney
  • Rylee McCone
  • Girija Kulkarni
  • Veronica Minster 
  • Amy Nash 
  • Maya Pojar
  • Lucy Harger
  • Audrey Mah
  • Lauren Hart
  • Amanda Dian
Interested in learning more about how we all help to reduce the ecological impact and dependence on fossil fuels? Check out our team page!
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The ASCP is currently looking to fill two Student Associate Positions and a Graduate Assistant Position. Click on the image above to be redirected to our hiring page for more details and the job descriptions. Please reach out to if you have any questions. 
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Are you interested in sustainability and want to get involved on campus? Come meet like minded individuals and make a difference through our student volunteer organization: EcoReps! Keep an eye out for out next orientation and informational meeting on the EcoReps page through our website. Sign up and get more information at this link to our EcoRep Program webpage or contact Girija at
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Thank you for choosing to complete our bi-annual survey about environmental sustainability on the Auraria Campus! Your responses are greatly appreciated.

The purpose of this study is to gain information on how students at the Auraria Campus understand sustainability and what sustainability-related initiatives are most important to you. The information gathered by this survey will inform how sustainability efforts are implemented here at Auraria. Click here to be directed to the survey.

All current and past students, staff, and faculty from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver are invited to participate. E-mails are only collected to prevent duplicate submissions.

Again, thank you for your participation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Girija Kulkarni at
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