What you buy matters. Need a new lightbulb? Switching from traditional lightbulbs to LEDs is the fastest, most cost-effective way to reduce your energy use. ENERGY STAR certified lightbulbs use about 70-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last 10 to 25 times longer and save $30 to $80 in electricity costs over their lifetime.
ENERGY STAR® appliances use 10-50% less energy and water than traditional appliances. Check out energystar.gov to find refrigerators, dishwashers, and other appliances that meet ENERGY STAR® standards and can help you save money on your energy and water bills.
On average, produce travels 1,500 miles before you buy it. The closer your food, the fresher, tastier, and more nutritious it is. Farmers’ Markets across the city and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) are convenient and delicious ways to buy local. You can also look for the Colorado Proud logo at your local grocery store. Find your nearest Farmers’ Market on Pocketgov.
Walking is great for your health and the environment. Walk2Connect works with individuals and organizations to transform walking from a choice to behavior to a lifestyle by offering a range of walking trips throughout the state.
Bike around town. It’s good for you and the environment. Plus with dockless bike companies, you don't even need to own your own bike. Scooters can be a great alternative to getting around town too.
My Way to Go has reliable, easy, environmentally-friendly, no-nonsense commuting options. They can help you save money, experience less stress, and save time, so that you can focus more on the things you enjoy.
Eat, drink, and shop at our Certifiably Green Denver businesses. The program provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. The program helps businesses find opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability while minimizing environmental liability through pollution prevention.
Don’t have an ash but still interested in planting a tree? After all, it’s an easy and cost-effective way to improve Denver’s air quality, increase property value, encourage neighborhood revitalization, and cool streets, sidewalks, and homes. Learn more and apply for free and low-cost trees at Denver Digs Trees.