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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.

Sep 30, 2019

Denver On Cusp of Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Tonight, Denver’s City Council will consider, on final reading, a bill prohibiting the sale of tobacco/nicotine products, including vape products like e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products, to those under 21 years of age. The potential law will also require Denver’s 500+ tobacco retailers be licensed.

Sep 27, 2019

Community To Gather with National Experts for Suicide Prevention

It is a topic many people are afraid to broach. But on Monday, an impressive lineup of national experts in suicide prevention gather for the first Community Listening Session: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Sep 9, 2019

Denver Encourages Residents to Pass Gas—No, Not that Kind!

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Promotes Driving Electric Vehicles

Sep 3, 2019

Denver Recognizes Hundreds of Businesses for Going Green

Certifiably Green Denver celebrates 10-year anniversary with Green Business Showcase

Aug 8, 2019

Board Approves Noise Variance Request for Work on Central 70 Project

After a five–hour hearing, Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment voted to extend a noise variance request by Kiewit Infrastructure Company for nighttime and weekend work on portions of the Central 70 Project running through Denver for another 12-months.

Jul 24, 2019

Notice of Venue Change for Noise Variance Request for Nighttime Work on I-70

Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment has moved the location of a hearing for a noise variance request for nighttime work on the Central 70 Project. This request will now be heard at the Swansea Recreation Center at 2650 E. 49th Avenue on Thursday, August 8, at 5:30 p.m. The decision to move the location of the meeting to the impacted community was made by the Executive Director of the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE). The Central 70 Project is unprecedented in nature and the expected turnout for public comment during the hearing is high.

Jul 22, 2019

VF Corporation signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Sustainable Denver Summit

Locally headquartered outdoor & activity-based lifestyle company makes strong values statement as presenting sponsor of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 2019 Sustainable Denver Summit

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