Denver, Colorado is one of the most forward-thinking cities in the entire United States. Denver has not faced any environmental disasters and with the close by mountain ranges and natural beauty, Denver has become a favorite city for nature lovers. Both old and new residents have enjoyed taking part in living a more sustainable lifestyle and the city of Denver is quick to encourage a more conscious lifestyle.

Composting – Denver encourages composting and even provides free classes to residents on how to compost. The city offers a program that distributes 65-gallon trash carts to store leaves, food and other compostable items, and collects them for a city composting pile. Denver offers a program where regular residents can become “master composters,” where they receive free training to become skilled in the art of composting.

Travel – Over 90% of the fuel and energy sources are based on oil, which is a finite resource. Transportation is a huge part of living a more sustainable lifestyle. Cutting down on, or eliminating the need for petroleum and gasoline is one of the best ways to make a positive impact. Denver has a bike program that encourages residents to use or rent bikes for their local travel.

Location – Living a more local lifestyle helps promote sustainability. Shipping foods and goods across the country, and sometimes across the world, is a waste of our oil resources. Living locally helps promote local businesses and communities, while also cutting down on your carbon footprint.

Grow Your Own Food – If you don’t live in a forward-thinking city, like Denver, you can still take control of your lifestyle. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Not only are you saving resources on packaging and shipping, you can save money and be eating more healthfully.

Use Less – A big part of living a sustainable lifestyle is to use items in moderation. Instead of running out and buying all “green” household cleaners and products, and throwing away your old, chemical-filled ones, decide to use much less of what you already have, and only buy things that are an absolute must.

Reuse – One of the key components in a sustainable lifestyle is “reuse,” which helps keep landfills empty and keeps money in your pocket. Almost everything nowadays is disposable, from pens, to lighters to razors. Always buy long-lasting products that can be reused for many years, like fountain pens, refillable lights and razors with only a disposable head.

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