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May 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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There are several relevant factors to consider when answering this question. The first consideration is the large toilet paper industry and how toilet paper is produced. It is estimated that a single roll of toilet paper uses 37 gallons of water, 1.5 pounds of wood, and 1.3 kWh of electricity to make! In comparison, a bidet is manufactured similarly to a toilet. Also, while toilet paper is sometimes required while using a bidet, they greatly reduce the amount of toilet paper needed per use. The second consideration has to do with the way that the items are used. Older toilets used approximately 6 gallons of water per flush- today, they use anywhere from 1-4 gallons each time they flush toilet paper waste. A bidet uses just 1/8th of a gallon per use. In general, bidets require less resources than toilet paper to produce and use. 

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The ASCP Free Store will be closed for the Summer season, however, we will continue to accept donations. The permanent store dates will be established at the beginning of the semester. We will start off with our annual Free Move-in Store happening at the beginning of the Fall Semester (specific dates TBD). This will be a great time to gather supplies for the upcoming school year and sustainably refresh your wardrobe. Please remember to always consume responsibly even with donated items. We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you next semester!
We are currently accepting donation items in a bin placed outside Tivoli Suite 346.
We will accept items such as:
  • 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.)
If you have any questions, please contact Rylee McCone at
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Back by popular demand, the Faculty/Staff Coalition will be returning soon! Please keep an eye out on our internal newsletter for any new information! If you would like to get involved, please fill out our form:
For any questions, please contact Cassy Cadwallader ("
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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
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Thursday, June 15th from 10am to 1pm - Underpass by Speer and Lawrence St
We hope you all are having a wonderful and relaxing summer. We've had so much fun with the Creek Cleanups during the semester, that we wanted to host one over the summer for anyone who might have missed out and wants to get involved. Come join us for some fun in the sun by cleaning up the Cherry Creek! We are committed to keeping the campus and its surrounding areas clean and litter free and would love for you to join us in our efforts. We will walk to the site from campus and spend a few hours cleaning up a designated section. 
Waders, gloves, trash grabbers, and trash bags will all be provided. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing, water, snacks, sunblock, and a smile.  Please RSVP at this link if you are interested in joining us! 
Click here to register and be sure to share with your friends who might be interested in signing up!
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To learn more and visit our 
Note: CU Denver students have an opportunity to earn a Sustainability Certificate.
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Congratulations to all of our wonderful Graduates!
The ASCP is proud to announce that three of our team members, Maya Pojar, Girija Kulkarni, and Evan Pierpont graduated from their respective universities this May! We're incredibly proud and thankful to them for their contributions to the team and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Say hello to our newest Team Members!
Welcome to Sydney Zeigler (left), the ASCP's new Marketing Graduate Assistant, and Piper Malczewski (right), our new Marketing Student Associate. We're excited to have them on the team!
Say “hello” to our wonderful team members from left to right and top to bottom:
  • Rylee McCone
  • Chris Herr
  • Cassy Cadwallader
  • Jaxon Mawhiney
  • Amanda Dian
  • Audrey Mah
  • Veronica Minnster
  • Amy Nash
  • Lauren Hart
  • Lucy Harger
  • Sydney Zeigler
  • Piper Malczewski
Interested in learning more about how we all help to reduce Auraria's 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 Lauren 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.
Encuesta sobre sostenilidad del campus de Auraria 2023 aqui.

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 at
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