City "Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, Aug. 26
You're building or renovating. Whether it's your home or a large facility, you're going to have construction debris. Some projects in our community have figured out how to recycle up to 90 of that material. At the Thursday, Aug. 26 "Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learn BETTR Recycling, Inc. will coordinate a panel discussion designed to inform attendees on what sort of construction recycling is available in Colorado Springs, what's not available, and how some people are getting it done.
Panel discussion members represent organizations that offer recycling services and require construction recycling, such as the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Restore, Recycled Aggregate, and Western Scrap.
The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled City banners.
Construction and demolition waste constitutes about 40 percent of the total solid waste stream in the United States. Recycling, rather than trashing, these materials is a growing component in green building practices. According to the Environmental Protection agency, recycling such material generally helps to:
Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on environmental issues. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Preserve our natural resources by decreasing the demand for virgin materials,
- Conserve energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the demand for products made from energy intensive manufacturing processes, an
- Save money by decreasing disposal costs for the generator and decreasing materials costs for end users.