Renew Our Schools Receives Grant Allowing for 30 Underserved Middle Schools to Participate in an Energy Reduction Program

Renew Our Schools has some exciting news to share!  A generous grant from All Points North Foundation (http://www.allpointsnorthfoundation.org/) will support Renew Our Schools’ engagement of some 30 underserved middle schools from anywhere in the U.S. to participate in our energy reduction program for only $200. The program has schools compete to reduce their energy use Read More

June 8th – Cheers to the Environment

We have been in continual cheers since the announcement of the 2019 Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Party. This year, the events’ proceeds will go to support conservation programs in our community with Resource Central. Before diving into our favorite Avery beers, here’s what you need to know about the party. Over 200 beers from 75+ Read More

Pallet Contest

Let’s see what you can create out of pallets. You could win a $50 Resource Central discount! Sign up for the Monday Materials Reuse newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2FP6tdQ Feeling inspired but missing the supplies? Head over to Resource Central on 6400 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, CO. We are passionate about reuse and landfill diversion. Our community members Read More

First winners of Renew Our Schools 2.0!

  Renew Our Schools 2.0 is the first energy savings competition with participating schools nationwide! The winning schools have won $2,500 to make energy improvements to their schools.  Congrats to Coronado Hills Elementary School, Oakwood Secondary School, East High School, and South High School for leading the way on school sustainability! Learn more about Renew Read More

6 Inspirational Ceiling Ideas

Keep your chin up- there might be a cool ceiling. Is this a new trend? Is this an old trend? We don’t know but we can all probably agree it looks awesome. If you’re wanting to spice up the heavens of your house, check out these inspirational ideas.  Reclaimed Wood: It’s a classic, it’s clean, Read More

7 Spring Upcycling Projects

The weather is getting to that comfortable temperature and it’s just about time to get your Garden In A Box in the ground. Spring is a perfect time to put some reuse on your list. 1. Bathtub Planter A tub outside? It’s unexpected but if you think about it, isn’t a tub just like a Read More

Renew Our Schools 2.0 has begun!

The first national Renew Our Schools competition has launched! Students across the country are learning how to conserve energy. Each school has received an eGauge energy monitor that displays their school’s electricity use in real time, other tools such as light meters to measure energy performance, and their own data dashboard to track results. Stay Read More

Jefferson County Conservation Cup

Young conservationists take the lead! On September 17 – November 16, 4 middle schools in Jefferson County participated in Renew Our Schools. Renew Our Schools is an energy conservation competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools, homes and communities. The program’s 2017 impact numbers include over 17,000 Read More

The Power of Decluttering

  It’s clear, now more than ever, that waste is a hot topic in our culture. From minimalism to declutter blogs, we all seem to be sick of stuff but also instinctively drawn to it. There’s just something about the comfort of things. JamesClear.com writes about this tendency called the Diderot Effect. Once you purchase Read More