Denver March for Science Green Initiative

Denver March for Science is dedicated to keeping our environment clean and green. Join us in our commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for the City of Denver, our events, and the planet.

Learn more about Denver’s Certifiably Green Program criteria.

Tips to Go Green Everyday

  • Switch to a reusable water bottle. Americans use roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles a year and nearly 80% of them end up in the landfill. One of the easiest ways to cut down on plastic waste is by using a reusable water bottle.
  • Exchange your plastic Tupperware for glass storage containers.
  • Bring reusable grocery bags with you to go shopping, and drop off any plastic bags you do have at the recycling centers found inside most grocery stores.
  • Trade plastic wrap for beeswax wraps! Beeswax wraps keep food fresh, are biodegradable, and can be a fun DIY project at home!
  • Precycle! Consider the amount of packaging before you make a purchase. For example, a cheese block cut into individual sticks at home will result in less plastic waste than purchasing individually wrapped cheese sticks from the store.
  • Create a compost bin for food waste at home.
  • Take the time to remove yourself from junk mail lists.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth to reduce water waste.
  • Shop locally for groceries! Locally sourced groceries have a shorter distance to travel, reducing emissions.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water.
  • Properly recycle electronic waste at local recycling centers.
  • Only take promotional items that you will use/read.
  • Turn off all lights and unused electric appliances before leaving the house, including your heater.
  • Bike to commute, or join a rideshare service to reduce emissions! Here are some services:

Denver Metro Area
Way to Go: 303-455-1000

North Front Range
VanGo: 1-800-332-0950

Colorado Springs
MetroRides: 719-385-7433

  • Encourage your workplace to start a reward program for biking to work to help reduce emissions.
  • Become carbon neutral by calculating your carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce and offset your carbon footprint.
  • Contact your local landfill and recycling center to find out how the facility prefers you to sort your waste.
  • Put down your energy consuming electronics and enjoy the world around you!
  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics.
  • Be respectful of wildlife and others. Do not feed your food scraps to wildlife. Keep it wild, and prevent food waste from entering the environment.
  • Consider going paperless – almost all correspondences can be electronic nowadays!
  • Encourage your workplace to become certifiably green. Find out how.