Green Meetings & Conventions
Denver is a "natural" fit for green meetings and events.
The city of Denver is dedicated to sustainable development and ecologically-friendly practices that will help us develop a green Denver as well as green meetings. During his time as mayor, Governor John Hickenlooper realized the importance of sustainability and developed Greenprint Denver, a program that provides leadership and solutions to ensure a prosperous community where people and nature thrive. Natural beauty surrounds us daily and we care about the environment.
Green is here to stay. VISIT DENVER has all of the tools, a sustainable convention center, eco-friendly transportation and other resources to assist planners in implementing green practices, reducing, reusing, recycling, and giving back.
Green Colorado Convention Center
In December 2012, the Colorado Convention Center was the first venue to receive the APEX/ASTM Certification for a Venue (E2774-11). With a dedicated Sustainable Programs Manager, a robust green program and a 300,000 kilowatt solar array, the LEED Certified Existing Building is the premier sustainable conference center and ideal location for a green meeting or convention.
C02 Carbon Footprint Calculators
VISIT DENVER makes it easy to track your event or individual carbon footprint, with easy-to-use emissions calculators.
Hotel Sustainability Reports
We surveyed our downtown hotels on their sustainability practices, including Waste Management, Energy Conservation, Air Quality and more. Read all the reports here.
Denver International Airport is dedicated to eco-friendliness and sustainable energy efficiency, with its 4.1 MW solar arrays, 100 percent alternative fuel fleet and recycling program that includes almost 20 products.
Green Denver Top 10
With its abundant fresh air, crystal-clear blue skies and wide variety of natural wonders, Denver takes being "green" and eco friendly seriously.
Greenprint Denver charts the city's course over the next five years, positioning Denver as a national leader in green and eco-friendly efforts.
Tiffany Hoambrecker, Associate Director,
Convention Services & Green Meetings Liaison
Meet Denver's Blue Bear
The Colorado Convention Center's 40-foot-tall Blue Bear, "I See What You Mean" designed by Denver artist Lawrence Argent, has become a Mile High City icon. Learn More > >