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April 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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You can dispose of refillable lighters in the garbage only once they are fully empty of lighter fluid. NEVER pour lighter fluid down the sink because doing so can result in contaminated water. If a lighter still has fluid, it should be treated as hazardous waste and not put in the landfill. Rechargeable lighters should be disposed of as e-waste. On the second floor of the Tivoli across from the ILovit market, there is an e-waste collection site. The most sustainable options for lighters are refillable or rechargeable and can also be a financial investment.
We want to answer your inquiries about making campus more sustainable and leading a more eco-friendly life. We encourage you to submit questions 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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The ASCP will collect items that students no longer need as they move out of their dorms and apartments. We will collect usable goods, non-perishable food items, and personal care products to keep them out of landfills!
We will collect items at donation sites to ensure all donations are acceptable, well-managed, and stay tidy. If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up using this link. If you have any questions, reach out to
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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:
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
ASCP Free Store Donation Collection
May 1, 4 and 5 @ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ASCP Office, Tivoli- Suite 346
Friday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Underpass of Lawrence Street & Speer Boulevard
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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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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
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