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    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

    Oct 13, 2014

    Compost your leaves at one of Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop sites.  Weekday (Monday - Friday) drop sites are open and will stay open through November 30th.  Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) drop sites will open starting November 1st for three weekends of November. By participating in the LeafDrop program you can make less trash, keep our streets clean and help to make compost for Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.

    Oct 06, 2014

    Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the Denver Office of Economic Development, and housing stakeholders today unveiled a comprehensive, collaborative strategy for improving access to "high quality, affordable, sustainable housing." Check out the new five-year plan, Housing Denver, here.


    Oct 01, 2014

    Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is now accepting applications for fall! 

    Looking for support from the City for your neighborhood to design and lead community sustainability projects with the potential of achieving City Sustainable Neighborhood designation? Applications are due by November 7th.


    Events

    Oct 17, 2014

    According to a recent report by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, over the past 15 years, tens of millions of trees have died across the Rocky Mountain region—victims of a triple-assault of insects, wildfires, and stress from heat and drought.  Global warming is the driving force behind these impacts.  If allowed to continue unchecked, it will dramatically reduce the range of iconic tree species such as aspens, piñons, and lodgepole pines.  The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development invite you to join us for presentations from expert panelists and a public discussion on the future of Colorado's forests.

    Oct 16, 2014

    Join ISSP for their third international conference, an opportunity for sustainability champions from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession.  Over 300 attendees, all sustainability professionals, will contribute to professional standards development, learn from real world case studies, network with their peers and experience hands-on learning.

    Early Bird Registration ends October 19th, so register today!

    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. 

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