61: Sustainable Broomfield, USA

Challenger Profile at a Glance

Meet the Sustainable Broomfield team from Broomfield, Colorado! Find out how they are making a difference by composting, cleaning up, and advocating for a new sustainable business recognition program as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!


Team

  • #61 – Sustainable Broomfield

  • 90-Day Challenge Goal: Expand efforts and advocate for sustainable business program

  • Location: Broomfield, Colorado, USA

  • Registered Challenger: Brianna Hallinan

  • 90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2020


Impact

Here are some impact highlights from the Sustainable Broomfield team during the 90-day challenge period:

  • Held a community litter cleanup event and free backyard composting class

  • Compost Club: Turned 800 gallons of food waste into over 80 gallons of compost

  • Collected approximately 100 bags of leaves for future use in Compost Club

  • Shared 4 blog posts and 8 newsletters

  • Created a new fundraising opportunity by offering the Green Actioneers workbook for families

  • Developed four new partnerships: Resilient Restaurants Program, Small Business Development Center, and Colorado Green Business Program, Green Actioneers


Challenge Experience

What was the team’s experience during the challenge? Brianna shared:

  • The Climate Action Challenge book is helpful in growing your green team and directly applies to the overarching goals of the Sustainable Broomfield group

  • The challenge created a sense of urgency that helped the team investigate options for a sustainable business program


Next Steps

Moving forward, the team is planning to continue with existing efforts:

  • Continue growing existing efforts

  • Advocate for the city to move forward with a sustainable business recognition program


Advice

What is your advice for someone who wants to make an impact? Here’s what Brianna said:

  • Things do get easier and feel better working with a team.

  • Keep reaching out to different partners until you find one to help you succeed.


Connect

Want to get involved? Contact the team to participate as a member or partner. 


Photos

Video

Check out the Backyard Composting video here and more videos on the Sustainable Broomfield YouTube Channel.


Sustainable Broomfield’s Composting Club was featured on the Green Team Academy Podcast, Episode 83.



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