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The Denver Compost Challenge was initiated by a group of active community volunteers, neighborhood green teams and sustainability groups who were seeking to build community connections at the neighbor-to-neighbor level while also building healthy soil through composting. The group approached Denver Public Works for support of their efforts, and Denver Solid Waste Management staff happily jumped on board with the Denver Compost Challenge. Pairing the many composting resources available through Denver Solid Waste Management with the support of community groups and the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, the Denver Compost Challenge is a call to action for all Denverite’s to compost even more. We hope that you will join us in this important work to create a more sustainable future for us all and helps Denver reach it’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.
The Denver Compost Challenge Event Archive houses content presented or shared at Denver Compost Challenge events throughout Denver. If you missed a workshop or activity but would like to review the information discussed you can check out the material here! If you are interested in contributing content or would like to inquire about hosting an event listed below please contact DenverCompostChallenge@gmail.com!
Community, Communication & Compost Workshop - Hosted 5/4/19
A workshop on creating regenerative communities through the creation of compost. Through this workshop participants will:
1) Discover how design of your compost campaign can catalyze regenerative development in your community
2) Understand principles and practices of regenerative design and development
3) Apply replicable activities and tools to design a compost campaign that restores social fabric and soil
4) Leave equipped with tools and resources to support socially and ecologically regenerative compost campaigns
Community Based Social Marketing Info Sheet
✔ Increase the number of residents composting through the Denver Composts program or other options.
✔ Decrease contamination in compost (and recycling).
✔ Build community and neighborhood connections.
✔ We’ll measure the increase in households signed up for the Denver Composts program, April to November. Check out your neighborhood standings here!
✔ We’ll measure the increase in multi-family households and businesses composting through non-City compost collection programs, April to November. (Note: The Denver Composts program cannot provide service to businesses or multi-family buildings with more than 7-units. But, other organizations can!)
✔ Your actions! We want to see how you and your neighbors are composting! Share with the Denver Compost Challenge on social media. #DenverCompostChallenge
Facebook Group: @DenverCompostChallenge
*These are not city-administered social media accounts. The City and County of Denver and the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment are in no way responsible for the content posted on these accounts.
Challenge Commitment Form
Challenge Activity Tracking Sheet
Ideas for Neighborhood Activities and Events
Ideas for Publicity at the Neighborhood Level
Example Social Media Posts