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Apr 15, 2019

Denver Moves to Reduce Teen Smoking & Vaping by Introducing “Tobacco 21”

Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), the local public health department for the City and County of Denver, is proposing a “Tobacco 21” law that would make selling tobacco products, including vape products like e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products, to those under 21 years of age illegal in Denver.

Apr 15, 2019

Save the Date for the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale

Denver residents looking to start the garden and landscaping season off right won’t want to miss Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8 am to 2 pm.

Apr 15, 2019

Great Denver Cleanup

If a cleanup around your home or neighborhood is on your spring to-do list, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to participate in this year’s Great Denver Cleanup.

Apr 1, 2019

Denver Public Art calls for qualified Colorado artists

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce calls for qualifications for three new Denver Public Art commissions. The calls for qualifications are for new art projects at the Hadley Branch Public Library, High Line Canal Trail underpass at Colorado Blvd and Hampden Ave, and the Denver Emergency Homeless Shelter.

Apr 1, 2019

Denver To Convert 44,000 Existing Streetlights to LEDs

Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver Public Works Executive Director Eulois Cleckley and Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy—Colorado, announced last month that 44,000 streetlights across Denver will be converted to Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs - considered one of today’s most energy-efficient and durable lighting technologies.

Apr 1, 2019

Denver Makes Bagged Compost Available at Ace Hardware Stores

Closing the compost cycle just got easier in Denver! Denver Public Works is partnering with A1 Organics and Ace Hardware to help people put organic material collected through the Denver Composts program to a better use this spring, so their gardens can thrive. Bags of Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost are available at metro-area Ace Hardware stores for $6.99 per bag.

Apr 1, 2019

Elevate Denver Bond Program Proposes Second Debt Issuance

Denver Health and Hospital Authority and the city’s cultural facilities will see an influx of nearly $82 million from the Elevate Denver Bond Program through the second debt issuance approved by City Council’s Finance and Governance committee last month.

Apr 1, 2019

Protecting Denver’s Urban Canopy Against Emerald Ash Borer

The urban canopy in Denver is critically important for our overall quality of life. When the City and County of Denver learned that the emerald ash borer (EAB), which has destroyed millions of ash trees in the Midwest, is making its way to Denver, they realized that it was time to act.

Mar 18, 2019

Refuse & Reuse for Less Waste

Even better than recycling, the number one way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Not creating waste requires refusing disposable items, and reusing and repairing products that you already have. There are lots of ways to stop waste before it starts.

Mar 18, 2019

Denver Arts & Venues Announces DenverPublicArt.org contest

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce a contest to celebrate the interactive components of DenverPublicArt.org. With more than 400 pieces in the Denver Public Art collection and 350 Urban Arts Fund murals, visitors to DenverPublicArt.org are sure to find new pieces and hidden gems, as well learn more about the artwork they see every day.