Denver strives for all businesses to operate as sustainably as possible. We work to research and share best practices in the cannabis industry to reduce their climate and environmental impact and partner to advance programs and policy.
The Cannabis Sustainability Work Group mission is to promote sustainability in the cannabis industry through education, the development and dissemination of best practices, and the facilitation of dialogue between the cannabis industry, the community, and technical experts.
Members of the workgroup represent a variety of stakeholders, including cannabis business owners, consultants and contractors, government, and sustainability and policy experts. Each member of the Work Group participates in one of four committees: Events & Outreach, Best Management Practices & Data, Policy, or Symposium.
Cannabis Environmental Best Management Practices Guide (Updated October 2019)
Packaging Recycling Fact Sheet - Updated April 2019
The Cannabis Sustainability Work Group released the Cannabis Environmental Best Management Practices Guide to provide cannabis cultivation businesses with a snapshot of relevant sustainable practices and a starting point for process optimization techniques that facilitate continual improvement. The Guide was written with input from sustainability experts and numerous stakeholders in the cannabis industry. If you have questions, or would like to contribute to future updates to the Guide, please email email@example.com.
Certifiably Green Denver provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. Staff are dedicated to providing tailored advising to all types of businesses, including marijuana.
The Cannabis Sustainability Work Group holds public meetings bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month.
2019 Meeting Minutes
2018 Meeting Minutes
For copies of minutes from meetings prior to what is shown here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Cannabis Sustainability Symposium will be held virtually October 5-9, 2020.
This event brings together top experts from across the country to present on the industry’s key environmental challenges and best management practices including energy efficiency, social equity, sustainable packaging, carbon sequestration, water conservation, medical benefits, waste reduction, emerging technologies, supply chain efficiency and impact assessments.
More information and registration details can be found here.
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