CDPHE is Hiring a Temporary Environmental Regulatory Assistant

CDPHE is looking to recruit a temporary assistant to administer an annual environmental reporting process and fee collection. Flexible hours and project duration with the possibility of transferring into a full-time role with the agency. 

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EPA Environmental Education Local Grant

Deadline: December 6, 2021

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 8 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

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Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) Grant: Advancing Organic Waste Diversion and Composting on the Front Range

Deadline: December 20, 2021

The open Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) request for applications (RFA) focuses on Organic Waste and Composting, which is essential to reaching Colorado’s waste diversion goals and is a major priority of the FRWD board of directors. Applications are invited that plan to establish or expand programs, policies, and infrastructure to reduce organic waste or to increase organic waste collections, processing, and beneficial end markets and applications.

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Board of Directors Election 2021

In November, eligible Recycle Colorado members will elect five (5) candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2022-2024, ending December 2024). Recycle Colorado members will receive an email in October with more information about the election. The Nominating Committee is confident that the presented candidates have the time, ability and inclination to serve on the Board of Directors. Questions about the slate of candidates or the selection process can be directed to Tim Dailey, Board President.

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Fort Collins is hiring two permanent positions on their Waste Reduction and Recycling Team

Sr Specialist, Environmental Sustainability: This position supports the community’s values and adopted Zero Waste goals through equity-centered communications and engagement aimed at increasing recycling and waste diversion. This position will also participate in strategic municipal and community efforts, such as the implementation of Our Climate Future, and partner with the community to achieve these outcomes. This position may also help coordinate Environmental Services communications, in partnership with the Communications and Public Involvement Office, on topics including improving indoor and outdoor air quality and implementing climate action, and coordinate volunteers. In addition to the key competencies listed below, the team welcomes candidates with a range of experiences, ranging from community organizing and Spanish-language fluency to anti-racism training and knowledge of fundamentals of environmental planning. It is a full-time permanent position with full benefits. Position closes on November 8; more info at the City of Fort Collins website.  

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Operations Analyst at City & County of Denver - Utilities Administration – Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

The Utilities Administration’s Office of Strategic Analytics has an opening for an Operations Analyst!

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Events Planning

Annual Meeting

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RC Internship Opportunity: Business Development

YOU ARE a people-focused sales and management minded individual looking to be a part of statewide outreach that helps promote the recycling industry. We want this internship to go to an aspiring business professional, in school or at the beginning of their career, who is eager to engage with people in our industry and expand our network in all 64 counties of Colorado.

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RC Internship Opportunity: Marketing and Design

YOU ARE a creative design-savvy individual looking to be a part of statewide marketing campaigns that help promote the recycling industry. We want this internship to go to an aspiring marketing professional, in school or at the beginning of their career, to contribute to our branding, messaging and public voice.

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Grants Specialist II

Organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Salary: $3,708.00 - $4,449.00 Monthly
Deadline: July 11, 2021

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Moving Mountains of Materials - 2021 Colorado Recycling Awards

The strength of the recycling industry grows from the grassroots up, from volunteers and entrepreneurs to the communities and industries that build out our infrastructure. Recycle Colorado is proud to celebrate this year’s 2021 Recycling Award recipients, who are recognized for their ability to adapt during a challenging year and also for keeping on as they always have, with diligence, creativity and perseverance.

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Compost Site Manager - Solid Waste

Organization: Mesa County
Salary: $54,712.08 - $57,359.40 Annually
Deadline: July 15, 2021

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Member Opportunity: Hold a leadership role in the Policy Committee

Do you want to take a leadership role?

Policy Committee Call for Nominations: Respond by July 2

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USDA Conservation Innovation Grants

Deadline: July 19, 2021

The USDA National Resources Conservation Service announced the availability of up to $15 million for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) classic program.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

Deadline: August 3, 2021

EPA’s 2021-2022 SBIR Phase I solicitation is now open. EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and commercializing an innovative technology under an SBIR solicitation topic. Topics include:

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Education & Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Boulder County Resource Conservation Division
Salary: $4,897-$5,876 Monthly
Deadline: June 22, 2021

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General Manager

Organization: Wompost
Salary: $45,000-$65,000
Deadline: Open until filled

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Executive Director

Organization: Sustainable Resilient Longmont
Salary: $28,000 - $32,000, based on 25 hours per week
Deadline: July 9, 2021

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Scholarships benefit students from Colorado mountains to plains

Students, from all elevations of Colorado, competed for just three conference scholarships awarded by Recycle Colorado this year. The recipients are from the University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, and Western Colorado University. At the virtual Summit for Recycling conference, students will learn about career opportunities in the recycling, materials management and sustainability fields, while connecting with private businesses, local government, nonprofits, and university representatives.

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RREO Mini-Grant Request for Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The purpose of this RFA is to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from landfills. The intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants '' through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the RREO program.

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