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|The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is thrilled to invite you to a one of a kind Earth Week. Join us for two major events to celebrate protecting our planet:
Denis Hayes: Founder of Earth Day Book Signing and Presentation
April 20th 5:00-7:00pm The Alliance Center 1536 Wyknoop Street Denver RSVP Here
Denis will be talking about and signing his latest book, COWED: The Hidden Impact of 95 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment. Without cows, the United States as we know it would not exist. If Europeans hadn’t brought cows along on their leaky wooden ships, they couldn’t have held the land. Oxen pulled covered wagons, plows, and barges. America’s cows (which collectively weigh 2.5 times more than its people) dwarf every other animal in their impact on America’s economy, politics, public health, and environment. But over the last century, this once-mutual relationship has soured. Today, most cows spend most of their lives as cogs in factory farms, churning out unhealthy food and pollution. Both species have suffered as a consequence. Our brains, lungs, hearts, and children are being harmed. It needn’t be this way. Denis Hayes (national coordinator of the first Earth Day, former director of NREL, one-time engineering professor at Stanford, and President of the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation) and his lawyer-writer wife Gail, found dairy farmers and cattle ranchers who showed them there are far better ways. Denis Hayes was our 2011 Hero of Sustainability. See more about this year’s Hero here.
Earth Day Recycling and Reuse Drive
April 22nd 12:00-7:00pm The Alliance Center Parking Lot 1536 Wynkoop Street Denver (parking lot can be accessed by the alley in between Wynkoop and Wazee Street, off of 15th Street)
Kick off spring cleaning by emptying out the nooks and crannies of your home, and bring your items to be recycled or reused to Colorado’s Hub of Sustainability – The Alliance Center! Vendors will be able to take care of your items so they don’t end up in a landfill! Drop them off in our parking lot, which can be accessed, by car, through the alley in between Wazee and Wynkoop Street. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Items that will be accepted for free recycling: cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi/Mifi cards, CFL light bulbs and straight fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, plastic cards, empty hair care products, writing utensils, foil-lined wrappers, empty toothpaste tubes and floss containers, toothbrushes, empty cleaning materials and packaging pumps and caps, triggers, pouches, and prescription medicines and street drugs. Items that will be accepted for free to be reused: books, new hygiene products, sealed canned goods and dry food, gently used clothing and linens, sporting equipment, toys, housewares, working small appliances, working large appliances less than 15 years old, building materials and working light fixtures. Items that will be accepted for a small fee to recycle: computer equipment, televisions and monitors, video and audio equipment, wiring and connectors, and small appliances. The following materials will not be accepted: aerosol cans, chemicals, mattresses and box springs, large furniture, and large appliances that do not work or are older than 15 years. Thank you to our partners Rock the Earth, The Salvation Army, Reach Out & Read, the Denver Police Department, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Blue Star Recyclers, TerraCycle and Goodwill for making this possible. We are looking for volunteers to help during this event – contact Dani Orth at for more information.