With its abundant fresh air, crystal clear blue skies and wide variety of natural wonders, it's no wonder that Denver takes being "green" seriously. Here's a quick look at some of the innovative ways that The Mile High City is setting new standards as an environmentally friendly metropolis.
This program provides leadership and solutions to ensure a community where people and nature thrive.
A Green Convention Center
With a full-time sustainable programs manager, a 300,000-KW solar array, and LEED Gold Certification, the Colorado Convention Center is perfect for a green meeting. The convention center's hospitality partner, Centerplate, maintains a 5,000-square-foot urban garden called Blue Bear Farm. Chefs make good use of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from beehives.
Denver International Airport is dedicated to sustainable energy. It has a 4.1-MW solar array, 100 percent alternative-fuel fleet, and an extensive recycling program.
Ten Denver venues have created the Rocky Mountain Greener Venues Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The group is sponsored by the EPA.
It's Easy Being Green
Through renewable energy and extensive volunteerism, Denver has become one of the premier destinations for a green convention.