It should come as no surprise that with many Denverites working and schooling from home, purchasing supplies online, and ordering takeout instead of dining out, there is a lot more waste being generated at home. Because of this, we’ve compiled a boredom-busting list of activities and recommendations that can help reduce waste at home while providing some much-needed entertainment too!
One of the local gems in north Denver is Comal. This social enterprise, run by Focus Points, is located the Globeville neighborhood. Comal is a lunch restaurant and training program. The Comal program provides skills in culinary arts and business as a platform for economic development to immigrants and refugees—who originate from countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Iraq, and Ethiopia. The program gives participants a venue to celebrate their culinary traditions while learning about entrepreneurship and professional food services.
Along with everything else right now, ECM is pivoting our program model for the year. Read on to learn more about what volunteer projects will look like this year. But before we get to that, this month's volunteer story comes from Dusty, who is the leader of the Video Team. Find the full story on the blog and watch one of the amazing videos Dusty put together.