Time for a Publication Change: About the Eco-Cycle Guide
In 2011 we got serious about updating the primary tool we’ve used for 36 years to educate our community about recycling and Zero Waste, our newsletter the Eco-Cycle Times. We spent many hours going over feedback from you, the public, as well as from our own staff, working to create the most comprehensive sustainability guide we could. We spent a year brainstorming, rethinking, redesigning, editing and re-editing what became the Eco-Cycle Guide: Your Resource for Living an Eco-Lifestyle and Building a Sustainable Community in Boulder County, a 36-page reference guide/newsletter/eco-living magazine printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper (as always). It was published in April 2012.
The 36-page guide is so comprehensive, we’ve decided to print it annually rather than twice per year (like we did with the Eco-Cycle Times). To make it more reader-friendly, and to minimize the “articles” and expand our resources for you, we’ve split the guide into two parts: The first is a full overview of the sustainability goals we’re working toward as a community. It includes how each sector in Boulder County fares in moving toward Zero Waste and how you can participate in those community efforts. Part 2 is our Eco-Living Guide, filled with tips and tools to help you reduce your waste and energy footprint, reuse as much as possible, and of course, give you everything you need to recycle and compost. We also recently launched our web version of the Eco-Cycle Guide, complete with the ability to share articles and comments. We hope you get as much out of reading it, referencing it and sharing it as we have making it.
Thanks so much for reading. We’d love to hear YOUR thoughts on the Eco-Cycle Guide – email us and let us know!