Beach Clean Up

Although I’m not a city girl… I was interested in what Denver had to offer from a “Green-City” standpoint because I started to see a TON of electric scooters all around town and was intrigued by this alternative mode of transportation.

Now, I have seen these on TV but I had never been to a city that actually had them… and it seemed like such a wild concept!

Although I did not use them, I was super curious because they were literally “parked” everywhere on the sidewalks and apparently anyone can use them by swiping their credit card. The strangest part was that they can be left anywhere!!! I still can’t really wrap my head around this from a business perspective but they did encourage me to do a little research on Denver’s sustainability and it was cool to see that Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment has defined 5 pillars of sustainability:

  1. Healthy People
  2. Healthy Places
  3. Healthy Environment
  4. Healthy Pets
  5. Healthy Planet

How cool is that ^ … people, places, pets…!!!

And their website boldly states that Green is here to stay!

Here are a few facts I learned:

  • The Colorado Convention Center is green through and through, including a rare LEED Gold certification for existing buildings.
  • Also located at the Colorado Convention Center is the Blue Bear Farm which has installed a large-scale, urban garden and grows more than 5,000 pounds of fresh produce annually!!! {How cool is that!}
  • Denver International Airport {which is the largest airport in North America by total land area} is dedicated to sustainable practices, including a Community Stewardship philosophy that includes energy and environmental management, green buildings and noise abatement.
  • The Denver Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage uses a biomass gasification system, which can turn human trash and animal waste into energy to power the exhibit. {this is a new term for me: biomass gasification system}
  • Plus, many of Denver’s famous craft breweries are committed to recycling programs and responsible water usage.*


Thank You, Denver for your dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly practices.

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