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Aug 02, 2018

Marijuana Survey

Marijuana use in Colorado remained stable for young people and increased slightly for adults, according to two recent surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Aug 02, 2018

Denver Releases Action Plan to Reduce Wasted Food and Feed More Residents

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently released its Food Action Plan, a set of strategic projects to increase food equity in the city. The plan serves as an action-oriented companion piece to the Denver Food Vision, an aspirational view of advancing our food system in Denver.

Aug 02, 2018

Tossing Your Old Textiles is So Last Year – Recycle Them Instead!

According to national estimates, Americans generate nearly 16 million tons of textile waste each year (think clothes, sheets, towels, etc.), yet only 15% of that waste gets recycled.

Aug 02, 2018

Arts & Venues Releases Denver Music Advancement Fund

A combined $80,000 in grants is being made available as part of a long-term plan to build and maintain Denver’s music scene. The funds, called the Denver Music Advancement Fund, are being released as part of a new City-sponsored Denver Music Strategy.

Aug 02, 2018

Nominations Open for Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts and Culture

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting nominations for the Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, and proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants now through Aug. 10.

Jun 28, 2018

Give Yourself a Break This Summer by Grasscycling

Save yourself time and energy this growing season by grasscycling, which is the process of leaving your grass clippings on your lawn after mowing. Grasscycling makes mowing quicker and easier, and is the natural way to return nutrients to your lawn. More than a quarter of Denver’s household trash is composed of yard debris, and grass clippings account for a large portion of this material from April to September. By grasscycling, you can help stop this material from ending up in landfills and have a real impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If you’re not already a grasscycling pro, give it a try this summer!

Jun 28, 2018

Proposed Alcohol Policy Revisions

Thank you to all for sharing and participating in the Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) survey this past April. The feedback heard from more than 4,000 respondents is being taken into consideration as the draft policy is created. The survey findings can be found online. For most of the questions asked in the survey, more than 50% of respondents agree with the proposed changes. DPR is taking all outreach results into consideration as a draft policy is being created.

Jun 01, 2018

Sign up for FREE Learn to Compost Classes

Spring is here, and it’s time to take your recycling and gardening efforts to the next level by learning how to compost in your own backyard. Get started today by signing up for one of Denver Recycles’ and Denver Urban Gardens’ free Learn to Backyard Compost classes. These hands-on classes will show you just how easy and fun it is to make your own compost from food scraps and yard debris such as leaves, brush, and even weeds.

Jun 01, 2018

A Denverite’s Guide to Composting

Even though Denverites are recycling and composting more and more each year, an alarming amount of “good stuff” (otherwise known as recyclable and compostable material) is still ending up in Denver’s landfill. Denver Recycles offers several tools to help Denver residents reduce the amount of material ending up in Denver’s trash. Not every approach is feasible or appropriate for every home, but there is something that can work for everyone. To maximize the benefits of keeping this “good stuff” out of the landfill, Denver Recycles encourages residents to choose the best compost option for your home outlined below.

May 01, 2018

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale

Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM! The main event site, located at the Havana Nursery (Smith Road & Havana Street), will have mulch available for free and compost available for purchase at significantly reduced prices. There will also be four satellite sites for “dig-your-own” mulch located around Denver.