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Dec 2, 2019

City to Host Fifth Annual Sustainable Denver Summit

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s Office of Sustainability host the fifth annual Sustainable Denver Summit on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Colorado Convention Center. The Summit is the community’s premier gathering of industry leaders and professionals working on today’s most important sustainability solutions. Their work will help Denver achieve its ambitious 2020 Sustainability Goals and other efforts to improve sustainability and climate action.

Nov 27, 2019

Denver Commemorates World AIDS Day

Subject matter experts from Denver HIV Resources (DHR) will be on hand to connect with anyone wanting to learn more about DHR and HIV care and treatment in metro Denver. World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Nov 25, 2019

Denver Promoted to “Silver Medal” Status in the CityHealth Annual Policy Assessment

CityHealth regularly evaluates cities on the number and strength of their policies that advance health and well-being using Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. Denver is one of six cities across the country that improved their overall medal scores by moving from Bronze to Silver status

Nov 20, 2019

On Thanksgiving Day: Thankful for Food and Fire Safety

Important advice to keep your family safe from bad food on Thanksgiving and after.

Nov 8, 2019

Denver seeks members for new Climate Action Task Force

Denver’s Office of Sustainability is currently seeking members to join its newly created Climate Action Task Force. The Climate Action Task Force will be charged with creating consensus in the Denver community by May of 2020 around an updated climate work plan through an equity lens, securing the resources that will be needed, and creating revenue mechanisms.

Nov 5, 2019

DDPHE and Denver Police Issue Warning: Fentanyl Found in Denver

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and the Denver Police Department (DPD) are warning the public about an extremely potent and dangerous drug found in Denver. During a recent undercover investigation, DPD officers seized what appeared to be a significant amount of black tar heroin in a brick-like form. It was later determined to be fentanyl.

Oct 30, 2019

Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

Denver Animal Protection (DAP) offers advice to keep pets from harm on Halloween tomorrow when all those ghosts and goblins invade our homes.

Oct 16, 2019

Denver Public Health & Environment Kicks Off Program Monitoring Schools’ Air Quality

Sensors from the Love My Air program are now tracking outdoor air quality on the schools’ campuses, with the goal of helping those schools make healthier choices for their students. This is important because children are more susceptible to poor air quality, including decreased lung function and missed days of school. Now, for the first time, parents, teachers, and administrators can monitor air pollution, in real-time, on campus each day.

Oct 15, 2019

Bonsai Cultivation Voluntarily Recalls Retail Marijuana, Retail Marijuana Products Due to Presence of Yeast/Mold

A Denver marijuana business, Bonsai Cultivation, is voluntarily recalling retail marijuana plant material and pre-rolls (joints, blunts, etc.) because of the presence of elevated yeast and/or mold counts. Bonsai Cultivation is licensed under the LLC Redwood Investment Partners.

Oct 10, 2019

Denver Animal Protection Reminds Residents to Protect Pets When Temperatures Drop

As the Denver-metro area braces for its first blast of winter weather this season, Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are protected from the elements. Failing to do so could have dangerous consequence for pets and lead to a Cruelty to Animals or Animal Neglect charge, up to a $999 fine and/or a year in jail for the owner.

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