• Welcome to the Denver Office of Sustainability

    Resourceful Today - Thriving Tomorrow
    • Denver City Council passage of an ordinance allowing Denver residents to sell homegrown produce and cottage foods
      Denver City Council passage of an ordinance allowing Denver residents to sell homegrown produce and cottage foods
    • Mayor Hancock enjoying Denver
      Mayor Hancock enjoying Denver's first protected bike lane on 15th Street
    • Members of the Office
      Members of the Office's Advisory Council and the City's Sustainability Implementation Committee work to create Denver's sustainability vision
    • Even the Sun knows – Denver was selected as America’s first ‘Solar-Friendly Community
      Even the Sun knows – Denver was selected as America’s first ‘Solar-Friendly Community'
    • Mayor Hancock & Denver youth celebrating B-cycle
      Mayor Hancock & Denver youth celebrating B-cycle's first on-street station
    • Denver International Airport has 8 megawatts of installed solar generation capacity and will go over 10 megawatts in 2014
      Denver International Airport has 8 megawatts of installed solar generation capacity and will go over 10 megawatts in 2014
    • Denver’s Office of Sustainability Advisory Council gets a close look at sustainable, affordable housing through the award-winning Mariposa Project
      Denver’s Office of Sustainability Advisory Council gets a close look at sustainable, affordable housing through the award-winning Mariposa Project
    • Denver is certainly happy about efforts by groups like Walk Denver to make us a more walk-friendly community
      Denver is certainly happy about efforts by groups like Walk Denver to make us a more walk-friendly community  

    Latest News

    Sep 16, 2014

    The Department of Environmental Health, Councilwoman Judy Montero and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) are happy to announce the completion of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Globeville, Elyria and Swansea.

    The HIA provides a framework to better understand how environmental, physical, economic, and social conditions determine health in order to inform public policy, planning and decision making.

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Office of Sustainability is looking for fall interns. If you or someone you know is interested, please apply online via Denver's HR site.

    Aug 18, 2014

    Xcel Energy reports it achieved 384 GWh per year of electricity savings and 81 MW of peak load reduction at the generator level from demand-side management (DSM) programs implemented in 2013. The electricity savings exceed the savings goal established by the Colorado PUC by 8%. Xcel estimates that its 2013 electric DSM programs will provide its customers with $177 million in net economic benefits over the lifetime of measures installed last year. Natural gas efficiency programs helped customers save 570,000 dekatherms of gas per year, well above the Company’s gas savings goal. Xcel Energy is the largest electric and gas utility in Colorado with approximately 1.4 million customers.

    Events

    Sep 15, 2014

    Hosted by Local Food Shift Group, and featuring Erika Block (founder of Local Orbit), the Hub Camp is a three-day, hands-on workshop for entrepreneurs working to aggregate and distribute food from local farms to chefs, schools, hospitals, retailers and other wholesale customers. The Hub Camp is uniquely focused on practical skills and best practices learned from successful local food distribution businesses across the country. As one of the attendees of the recent Hub Camp in Michigan said, “I’ve gotten more from three days at Hub Camp than from three years of going to conferences and talks about local food distribution.” The attendees are operators, or potential operators, of businesses that are creating shorter, more transparent supply chains and increasing marketplace opportunities for local producers. The interactive format is structured with flexibility to address the individual needs of each participant. 

    Sep 10, 2014

    Buy … Sell … Recycle! Subaru VeloSwap is the world’s largest consumer bicycling and sports expo that celebrates all things cycling. This cultural cycling event is a not-to-be-missed experience where you can feel the pulse of the cycling community and rub elbows with like-minded-cyclists. At the Subaru VeloSwap, you have the opportunity to see, swap, buy and sell your new or used bikes, components and cycling accessories. You can also take part in cycling clinics hosted by cycling celebrities and industry experts, family events, product sampling and the all-new EcoVillage.

    Jul 22, 2014

    The ultimate upcycle event! Click here to learn more about Colorado's newest arts and entertainment festival!

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