Eco-Cycle/City of Boulder
Community Carbon Farming Campaign and COOL Boulder Initiative
Action 1: Learn More
Go to https://www.ecocycle.org/recycle-compost-reuse/compost/carbon-farming to learn more about Eco-Cycle’s Community Carbon Farming Campaign, compost demonstration site pilots, upcoming efforts to help repair Marshall fire-damaged soil, and the COOL Boulder initiative.
Action 2: Follow the Story
Stay updated on all things Eco-Cycle by subscribing to our newsletter. Visit www.ecocycle.org to sign up. If you join our Community Carbon Farming campaign, we’ll provide the most recent updates on the COOL Boulder campaign, efforts to repair Marshall fire-damaged soil, and more info on the compost demonstration sites as the programs unfold.
Action 3: Make a Donation
Eco-Cycle is a non-profit organization and is raising funds to support all of these efforts. Visit https://www.ecocycle.org/donate-today to donate funds that will help create a circular compost system in Boulder County, and create natural climate solutions to build community resilience.
Action 4: Attend Events
Attend the Conference on World Affairs Regenerative Agriculture events April 6- 9, 2022, to learn more about the topics featured in this film. View the speaker list here.
Visit the Boulder County Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays throughout the growing season to meet and support the people who grow local food.
Join us for an overview webinar of the City of Boulder’s COOL Boulder Initiative on March 30th, 2022 from 6pm-8pm. Learn how each of us can help build a more climate-resilient community, from planting shade trees and pollinator plants, to heat mapping and soil analysis. Eco-Cycle is honored to be the host for our two speakers from the City of Boulder who will be providing an overview of this hopeful new initiative.
Action 5: Lend a Hand
The City of Boulder’s COOL Boulder Initiative offers a variety of ways each of us can help build a more climate-resilient community. There are five main teams—choose one, some or all! Learn more about each opportunity to participate and sign up by attending our overview webinar on March 30, or use this signup form.
(NOTE: While this pilot initiative will take place in the city of Boulder, the intention is to develop a model that can be shared with other Boulder County communities and
beyond. Everyone is invited to participate, though you will need to travel into Boulder for hands-on elements.)
Plant and Protect
This team will literally “dig in” and help plant and maintain trees, pollinator habitat, and other important landscape features like shrubs. Learn more and/or Sign up for this team!
Grow and Share
This team will help create a supply of plants and critical support materials needed for planting success, including high quality soil, compost, biochar and mulch in ways that lower cost and increase accessibility. Learn more and/or Sign up for this team!
Become a Community Resource
Participants in these teams will be trained to help community members with plant selection, planting guidelines and best practices, ongoing maintenance, and problem identification and solutions. Learn more and/or Sign up for this team!
Become a Community Scientist
Participants in this action area will have the opportunity to join one or more teams gathering data critical to developing natural climate solutions. These areas include: (1) urban heat mapping; (2) bee/invertebrate surveys; and (3) soils and land health assessment. Learn more and/or Sign up for this team!