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Feb 01, 2018

Free Trees from The Park People

Applications for free and low-cost trees from the Park People’s Denver Digs Trees program are due February 15th. Organizers say some species are already starting to sell out. Planting new trees is an excellent way to combat the expected loss of trees from the emerald ash borer. To complete an application or get more information, text ‘TREE’ to 797979, visit www.TheParkPeople.org or call 303-722-6262 for a paper application.

Jan 02, 2018

New Tool Maps Energy Efficiency in Denver Buildings

Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) launched an interactive map showing how buildings across the city rank in terms of energy efficiency. The Building Energy Performance Map displays buildings’ ENERGY STAR scores, which reflect each structure’s energy efficiency on a 1–100 scale. Similar to the miles per gallon rating for vehicles, ENERGY STAR scores allow building occupants, owners and tenants to compare performance across buildings to make better-informed business decisions — and learn whether their buildings operate like hybrid vehicles or gas guzzlers.

Jan 02, 2018

Recycle your holiday lights

Do you have broken, burned-out or impossibly tangled sets of holiday lights stored away with last year’s holiday decorations? Don’t throw them out. Recycle them for free instead! Denver Recycles will collect and recycle holiday lights from November 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018 at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off Center located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive (enter going south on Cherry Creek Drive South and follow the signs. The Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off hours of operation are Tuesdays - Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The Drop-off is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and City holidays.

Jan 02, 2018

Recycle Your Holiday Tree with Denver’s Treecycle Program

Recycling your holiday tree is as easy as ever thanks to Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle program. For every tree recycled with Treecycle, Denver residents help keep organic material out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create mulch that is made available to Denver residents for free at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May. Participating in Treecycle is easy, free, and truly a no-brainer. Last year, Denver residents recycled more than 20,000 trees. Participate in this year’s Treecycle program and help Denver recycle even more!

Dec 04, 2017

Uber employed espionage unit to steal rivals’ secrets — is that legal?

Uber Technologies Inc. operated an ethically questionable clandestine unit dedicated to stealing trade secrets and competitive intelligence from rivals, edging up to and possibly crossing the line between allowable corporate intelligence-gathering and illegal espionage.

Nov 29, 2017

Cannabis Health & Safety Advisory Committee

Denver Environmental Health is seeking applicants for the newly created Cannabis Health & Safety Advisory Board. The purpose of the committee is to provide suggestions regarding health and safety issues associated with the production and consumption of cannabis products.

Nov 29, 2017

Become a Denver Master Composter

Now is your chance to become an expert composter and recycler, and to help curb the culture of waste in Denver. The Denver Master Composter Training Program offers Denver residents a unique opportunity to learn about composting and recycling topics, and to give back to the community by sharing this information with others.

Nov 29, 2017

Denver Expands Compost Program

All neighborhoods citywide are now eligible for compost collection service. Denver Public Works has expanded its program this year to help increase Denver’s current recycling and composting rate of 20 percent to 34 percent by 2020.

Nov 29, 2017

Montclair Basin Stormwater Meeting

You are invited to the next Upper Montclair Basin Stormwater Study community meeting to review and provide feedback for stormwater management concepts for Hale Parkway in the Bellevue-Hale neighborhood.

Nov 29, 2017

Colfax BRT

Do you take transit, ride a bike, walk, or drive along East Colfax Avenue? Do you live near the corridor or frequent the businesses there? If so, Denver Public Works, in partnership with RTD, would like your input on Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running bus rapid transit (BRT) on East Colfax Avenue. The BRT will improve travel along the corridor from I-25 to I-225. Over the next several months, the public’s feedback on Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running BRT will help inform the next phase of the project. A more detailed design for BRT and project implementation schedule will be developed in 2018. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as 2020.