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November 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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Auraria Students! 
Looking for a part-time job and have a passion for sustainability? Come work at the ASCP! We are currently hiring for a Marketing Graduate Assistant and a Social Media Student Associate to join our marketing team! 
The Marketing Graduate Assistant will work with the Assistant Director of Sustainability to expand the reach of the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program by overseeing education and outreach efforts, supervising the Marketing team, and providing overall programmatic support. The priority deadline is Nov. 13, 2023.
The Social Media Student Associate will work closely with the Marketing Graduate Assistant to manage and curate content for the ASCP Instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as the ASCP website. This includes creating engaging posts and collaborating on social media strategies to promote our sustainability initiatives and increasing our online presence. Special preference will be given to those with previous social media marketing experience. The priority deadline is Nov. 13, 2023.
Please email your resume and cover letter to if you are interested or have any questions about the position. The final deadline for both positions will be Nov. 20, 2023. We look forward to receiving applications!
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Trinity Sison (she/her/hers) joined the ASCP Team this semester! She is an undergraduate student at CU Denver working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and double minoring in Communications and Social Justice. She's a Student Associate working in the Event Composting team. She aims to learn more about sustainability and wants to promote a more sustainable future. Some of her interests are listening to music, thrifting, and reading. She enjoys spending time outside and learning new things. She is happy to work in compost operations and make a difference on her school campus.

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Recycling and composting at home are among the easiest ways to reduce one's daily environmental impact. However, if you do not have easy access to recycling and composting facilities, there are several ways to help divert waste from the landfill. First and foremost, reduce and reuse! Planning one's weekly meals is one the easiest ways to avoid leftovers going to waste. When it comes to recycling, reducing nonessential goods and purchasing from local locations rather than online are the easiest ways to reduce one's impact. Making or buying materials/household goods from a reuse store is also a valuable way to reduce your overall waste impact.  
It is inevitable that we will need to dispose of waste regardless, so it is important to do so appropriately. In Denver, all residents are provided free compost and recycling services weekly per the expanded waste collection services bill (pay-as-you-throw). Additionally, Waste No More (Ballot Measure 306) that was passed in November 2022 “requires apartment complexes, restaurants, office buildings and other businesses in Denver to offer recycling and composting services.” More information about both initiatives can be found at Zero Waste Denver. 
If you do not currently have compost or recycling at your home, but are a Denver Resident, you can always bring your compost and recycling to the Cherry Creek Recycling Dropoff center. 
If you are not a Denver resident there are a number of compost collection services that have drop-off sites and or will pick up from your residents. Check out Littlerless to find a compost services in the state and county that you live in. Litterless can also help you find a zero-waste grocery store near you. For finding recycling services, look up or contact your local government. They will be able to direct you to a recycling facility or help dispose of any materials that are hard to recycle at your normal recycling facility.  
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Join us November 13th, 14th, and 16th for the 9th Annual Tri-Institutional Auraria Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (AHHA). The event is open to all! 
It will include community education, resource connections, food pantry resources, SNAP food benefits (EBT) & energy assistance sign ups, family services, FREE cooking classes, FREE Menstrual Products, FREE clothes, FREE FOOD, and much more!

To learn more about the event and how to get involved, please visit or email
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Interested in implementing more sustainable practices into your office workspace? The ASCP Green Office Program is back! The ASCP’s Green Office program is a certification program for interdepartmental offices on the Auraria Campus to engage in campus-wide sustainability efforts. Efforts combine areas of environmental awareness, transportation, waste diversion, energy reduction, water conservation, green events, sustainable procurement, and campus engagement and outreach. 
Why should your office join?
  • Initiate sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives into campus office environments.
  • Inspire behavior changes, reduce campus-wide waste and carbon emissions, engage in compost and recycling efforts, and reduce electricity usage.
Interested? Email for more information or fill out this form:
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The Faculty Staff Coalition is back by popular demand! Join us on November 30th at 9am. This group serves as a conduit and advocate for communication from ASCP/coalition back to institutional/functional level and leveraging institutional resources to enact change. We are building and sustaining a network of sustainability-minded professionals across campus that can uphold student-led initiatives over the long term. Please reach out to Cassy ( to get involved and receive more details.

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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
Tivoli Lighting Upgrade
TODAY! Nov. 10th @ 2pm to 6pm 
Location: Tivoli 346
Pumpkin Compost Collection
Oct. 30 thru Nov. 11 from 9:00am to 4pm
Location: Tivoli 346
Auraria Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Nov. 13, 14, and 16th @ 10am to 2pm
Location: Nov. 13 and 14th in Tivoli 320; Nov. 16th in the Ballroom

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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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The ASCP Free Store is back! We have clothing, appliances, shelving, and household items for free! Stop by our office and shop through our collection:
When: Every Monday - Thursday, from 10am to 3pm
Where: Tivoli 346 
See you there!
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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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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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Compost Is Back, Auraria!
Changes to the composting rules in Colorado forced us to temporarily stop our on-campus services, but we now have the ability to sort and haul compost internally. This is huge news for our waste diversion goals, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and for our soils. Let’s all do our part and get food waste into the compost bin where our team will make sure it gets put to use! Compost receptacles will be located at the Tivoli, the Library, the Administration Building, and the Science Building. For any questions, please contact our Waste Diversion Specialist Rylee McCone at 
Learn More Here!
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Say “hello” to our wonderful team members from left to right and top to bottom:
  • Rylee McCone
  • Chris Herr
  • Cassy Cadwallader
  • Sydney Ziegler
  • Amanda Dian
  • Audrey Mah
  • Veronica Minster
  • Amy Nash
  • Lauren Hart
  • Lucinda Harger
  • Robert Tepperberg
  • Piper Malczewski
  • Mya Blanks
  • Levi Brower
  • Trinity Sison
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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