Mines Sustainability partnered with Eco-cycle to make International Day a zero waste event. Thank you to all the student volunteers who helped out on Saturday night!
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50% Game Day Tailgate Waste Recycled
Thank you Sustainability Intern Tyler Pritchard and McKinstry's Ann Gallogly for recycling an estimated 50% of Saturday's Tailgate Waste.
Community Project Opportunity: Graywater Reuse
The SRSE club (Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers) is hoping to partner with MWB on a project in Denver working with a traveling laundry truck. Bayaud's truck travels to different areas to provide laundry services to those who are homeless and/or experience extreme poverty. They currently drain their greywater into the sewer, but would like to explore more sustainable options for reusing the water. Do you want to help find a solution and make a difference in your community? Contact Cassidy Grady (email@example.com) ASAP. You do not need to be a member of SRSE or MWB to participate.
Come Learn About the Power of Water!
Reclamation plays a critical role in managing our nation’s water resources and power generation needs. With more than 600 dams/reservoirs and 58 powerplants, Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power. You're invited to a lecture on November 6 (Part 1) that will focus on the history of the organization, canals, waterways, storage, environmental concerns, geotechnical services, and lab services. November 13 lecture (Part 2) will focus on the mechanical and electrical aspects directly related to the generation of hydroelectric power, applied research, and the future of water and power in America. This 2-part presentation is designed for engineers from all disciplines, young and experienced, students (future engineers) and researchers, policy makers, economists interested in the broad interrelated field of energy, hydropower system, water resources, navigation to recreation, engineering design and maintenance, dam safety, and recent development in public policy. Focus is on almost every aspect of water resources for river projects across the west from history to year 2019. It is designed for a broader audience interested in energy, sustainability, and renewable energy. The key feature of this presentation is the “Questions and Answers” session.
You're Invited! Sustainability Talks to Complete Campus Sustainability Month!
As part of the last week of Campus Sustainability Month, the Mines Green Team will also be putting on the first, ever Mines SusTalks! Feel free to sign up using this RSVP form so that we can make sure we order an appropriate amount of food for the event (to reduce food waste). Email Tyler Pritchard with any questions regarding this event and we look forward to seeing you there!