Mayor Hickenlooper Invites Community Members to Denver Green Cities Forum

Mayor Hickenlooper Invites Community Members to Denver Green Cities Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CONTACT:
RSVP:
  Lydia Riegle
(720) 865-5356
MEDIA: Beth Conover, Sustainable Development
(720) 865-5429

Mayor Hickenlooper Invites Community Members to Denver Green Cities Forum

Five municipal sustainability experts from around the nation share best practices at public presentation and discussion
 
(DENVER) Mayor John Hickenlooper invites community members and the media to attend a public presentation by five municipal sustainability experts from Portland, Ore.; Oakland, Calif.; Chicago, Seattle and Salt Lake City as part of the Denver Green Cities Forum on Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th Street. Please RSVP to Lydia Riegle at 720-865-5356.

The Denver Green Cities Forum is paid for with private grant funds in partnership with the Alliance Center for Sustainable Development.

WHO:

  • Mayor John Hickenlooper
  • Beth Conover, Denver Sustainable Development Initiative
  • Denver Sustainability Council
  • Susan Anderson: Director, Office of Sustainability, Portland, Ore.
  • Randy Hayes: Director, Sustainable Development Initiative, Oakland, Calif.
  • Sadhu Johnson: Commissioner of the Environment, Chicago
  • Steve Nicholas: Director, Seattle Department of Sustainability & the Environment
  • Lisa Romney, Environmental Advisor to the Mayor of Salt Lake City

     

WHAT:
Presentations and Q & A on municipal sustainable development

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Center
950 13th Street

Mayor Hickenlooper launched Denver’s Sustainable Development Initiative in April 2005 to support programs and policies that advance environmental, economic and social health. As part of the Initiative, a Sustainability Council will inventory existing sustainable development activities throughout City departments and set goals and metrics for future priorities.

In the early 1990s, Denver created the first Green Fleet program in the nation by investing in hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. Denver also has one of the largest LED (light-emitted diode) traffic signal inventories in the country, saving nearly $800,000 in energy, material and labor costs in 2003 alone.

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