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October 2013

Sustainability News

Changes to DU furniture share program

(Oct. 22, 2013) The furniture share program at DU is evolving this year. Learn more about the changes and come to the first FreeCycle Day on Oct. 23.

Zero Waste hockey games – Homecoming: Oct. 25 and 26

(Oct. 22, 2013) Want to enjoy Denver Pioneer Hockey, have a free meal and keep unnecessary waste out of landfills? Volunteer for the next Zero Waste hockey games on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:37 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:07 p.m.!


Conservation in Colorado: Protecting nature with words and pictures – Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.

(Oct. 22, 2013) Lecture presented by John Fielder, nationally renowned nature photographer, author, publisher, teacher, preservationist and an original governor-appointed member of Great Outdoors Colorado. Registration required.

FreeCycle Day – Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Driscoll Bridge

(Oct. 15, 2013) FreeCycling is the act of giving away usable, unwanted items instead of disposing of them. Bring your unwanted items to DU's on-campus FreeCycle and pick up something new for free! All remaining items will be donated to Goodwill.

Drop off your items starting at 8 a.m. If you would like to give away furniture, email for the form to complete for furniture sharing.

Mount Trashmore – Oct.16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., parking lot H1 (High St. and Iliff Ave.)

(Oct. 8, 2013) Join the Sustainability Center in a one-day analysis of campus waste. We'll increase awareness of waste production on campus by publicly displaying campus trash in a way that adds to the data collection and reporting on campus.

Volunteer for an hour or for the whole day as we determine the volume and composition of one day's worth of DU waste. While it can get a bit messy with a variable gross factor, waste audits are eye-opening. This project will provide valuable data for understanding ways of decreasing the total amount of materials we send to landfill and increasing our diversion to recycling and/or composting.

Sign up for a volunteer time slot!

  • All volunteers must complete the blood borne pathogen training. Completed quizzes must be sent to
  • Gear: We will provide you with protective gloves, tongs and masks in case of encountering messy materials.
  • Clothing: All volunteers must wear long sleeves, long pants and closed-toe shoes.

If you have any questions, contact Chad King, Sustainability Coordinator, at

Sazza founder pioneers an urban garden

(Oct. 1, 2013) Remember when eating organically wasn't so popular? Jeff Rogoff (BA '93) does. He opened his earth-friendly restaurant, Sazza, with his wife, Jenni Hayes, in 2006.

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