Aug 28, 2018
Denver Public Health & Environment’s Certifiably Green Denver program provides free resources to help local businesses become more eco-friendly and pays tribute to their efforts at the Showcase
DENVER - On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) will recognize 42 of Denver’s newest sustainable businesses and events at the annual Green Business Showcase from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Avanti Food & Beverage. The Green Business Showcase recognizes local businesses and events that have made a commitment to sustainability by meeting the certification requirements of DDPHE’s Certifiably Green Denver program.
Sustainability is more than a trend; it’s good business! Certifiably Green Denver provides free sustainability advising and certification for Denver businesses looking to conserve resources and reduce operating costs and environmental impact.
To date, the program has certified 281 businesses and events and assisted more than 1,900 — and the list continues to grow. Certified green business sectors include restaurants, offices, retail, auto repair, salons, non-profits, manufacturing, medical offices, print shops, breweries, lodging, and more. The program can also create customized certifications depending on the business. For a full list of this year’s newly certified businesses, see below.
Participating businesses annually conserve a cumulative 6.3 million gallons of water and save approximately $2.72 million in annual energy costs; that translates to an energy savings of more than 28.5 Million kilowatt hours, or enough energy to power all of Colorado’s 329 ski lifts for 100 days.
For more information about Certifiably Green Denver, and for a complete list of certified green businesses, visit denvergov.org/certifiablygreen.
WHAT: Green Business Showcase
WHEN: August 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers to begin at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 N. Pecos Street
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Please congratulate 2018’s Certifiably Green Businesses and Events!
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver’s nationally-accredited public health agency, empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The divisions of DDPHE are: Animal Protection, Community Health, Environmental Quality, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Medical Examiner and Public Health Inspections. In partnership with Denver Public Health, DDPHE provides quality public health services to the City and County of Denver. For more information about DDPHE, visit www.denvergov.org/dphe or follow us at @DDPHE.