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Mayor Hancock and Certifiably Green Denver to Recognize 42 Businesses and Events at Annual Green Business Showcase

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



  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock
  • Derek Buck, General Manager of Avanti Food & Beverage, A Collective Eatery
  • Ann Cecchine-Williams, Deputy Director, Denver Public Health & Environment


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


Alternative Transportation Options:

  • Bike: Take advantage of ample bike parking and pedal to the event. There's also a B Cycle Station right in front of the restaurant.
  • Bus: The 19, 32, 44 and 52 lines stop within a 1/4 mile of Avanti and others are within 1/2 mile. Use RTD's Trip Planner to find your best route.


Please congratulate 2018’s Certifiably Green Businesses and Events!


Abarrotes Bondadosa

Alpine Bank DTC

Avanti Food & Beverage

The Bindery


Clear Channel Airports

Cloud Elements

CU Denver Block Party

Denver Green Forum

Denver on Climate: Film, Food & Conversation

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown


Energy Day Colorado

Great Divide Brewing (Arapahoe)

Great Divide Brewing (Brighton)

Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.

Hearts and Trails

Hudson Hill 

Jalan Facial Spa

Mazzetti - Denver Office

Occasions Catering

Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair

Park Hill Garden Walk

Pass Gas Launch


Seattle Fish 100 Years More

Sesh Fest

South by Southeast

Sukle Advertising & Design

Sunnyside Station

Sustainable Denver Summit

Teakoe Tea

The Health Center

The Organic Salon

Topping Out Farms

Truck Stop Rally

United Club- East

United Club- West


We Don’t Waste

World Wide Technology

Zayo Group




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  or follow us at @DDPHE.