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December 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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The City of Denver has initiated a 5.280 miles long trail around the city to connect different regions. The trail will pass right through Auraria Campus and will increase accessibility of transportation by bicycle! However, construction has seen many delays and it's possible that the project will take the remainder of the decade to see completion. 
Don't let this stop you from biking to work or school! Commuting by bicycle has several environmental benefits. These benefits include: 
  • Lessening our dependency on fossil fuels.
  • No gas pollution.
  • No chemical pollution, such as antifreezes and other fluids.
  • Lessening the demand for roads. Roads contribute to water pollution via water run-off. When it rains or snows, chemicals on the roads are drained into water supply.
In the ASCP Climate Action Plan (CAP), we support a campus culture of alternative transportation. We have addressed barriers to alternative transportation by sponsoring the development of secured bicycle pavilions on campus. Additionally, Denver has increased bike lane mileage by 137 miles in the last several years. You can find a bike route map here
The 5280 Trail is an exciting development in our city! Keep doing your part while we wait for its completion. 
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Winter is here, Auraria! To help better insulate your home you can install honey-comb blinds which have been found to be 10–15% more effective than vinyl slat blinds. You can also cover your windows with blankets at night to trap in even more heat. Identify other spots where air can leak out such as plumbing, electrical wiring, and doors. By sealing them with weather stripping, caulk, or simply fabric will greatly improve heat retention. 

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The ASCP Free Store is CLOSED for winter break! Please come visit us again after the new year. We have clothing, appliances, shelving, and household items for free! After break, stop by our office and shop through our collection:
When: Every Monday - Thursday, from 10am to 3pm
Where: Tivoli 346 
See you next year!
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The ASCP has been featured by MSU Denver MET Media. Learn more about the Auraria Compost Outpost from Compost Operations Manager, Robbie Tepperberg! 
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Congratulations to our newest ASCP Certified Green Office, the MSU Denver Classroom to Career Hub! Achieving silver status, the Green Office Program was spearheaded by industry navigator Jada Syzmpruch. Thank you, Jada and everyone at the C2Hub for pursuing sustainability initiatives and helping further our campus sustainability goals!

Read more about our Green Office Spotlight here!
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.
To learn more about the Green Office experience, visit

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The ASCP is CLOSED until January 8th, 2024 and all events are ON HOLD until then. 
Be the first to know about spring events when we return! Follow our social media and look for our January newsletter next year!

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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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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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Say “hello” to our wonderful team members from left to right and top to bottom:
  • Rylee McCone
  • Chris Herr
  • Cassy Cadwallader
  • Robert Tepperberg
  • Amanda Dian
  • Amy Nash
  • Mya Blanks
  • Trinity Sison
  • Levi Brower
  • Lucinda Harger
  • Lauren Hart
  • 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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