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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.

Denver Green Business Facts:

 

Green DenverIt may be one of the largest and busiest airports in the country, but the Denver International Airport is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint. The airport in the process of replacing its computer and flight monitors with energy-efficient LCD screens that require less heat and thus less energy for cooling. In 2004, DIA became the first commercial airport in the country to attain ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System, which encompasses all activities within the 34,000-acre site. Furthermore, DIA recycles more than 19 materials on a regular basis as part of standard airport operations. Finally, the DIA fleet is 100% alternative and includes vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, hybrid technology and biodiesel.

 

Sustainable DenverIn March of 2008, the Pepsi Center, the home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche (not to mention a regular series of blockbuster concert events), announced that it would be the first the arena in the United States to go 100 percent green. Plans are afoot for the 19,000-seat arena, which was the main site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to operate entirely on renewable wind and solar energy. The switchover will also include new recycling bins, a hybrid vehicle-only parking area and a “no idling zone” outside the arena.

 

Eco DenverWhen you hear that Denver is going green, you can take that literally: in 2006, Mayor John Hickenlooper announced an ambitious tree planting program, with a goal of adding one million new trees in the metropolitan Denver area by the year 2025. Since then, the city’s tree canopy has increased by more than 74,000 trees, reducing Denver’s greenhouse gases, providing natural cooling and adding considerable beauty to the Mile High area.

 

Environmental DenverIn the early ’90s, Denver created the first “Green Fleet” program in the nation by purchasing alternative fuel vehicles for city use. Today, the city’s Green Fleet remains one of the largest in the country. More than 43 percent of the fleet is powered by alternatives, including 138 hybrid electric vehicles, as well as vehicles fueled by propane, compressed natural gas and biodiesel.

 

Green Businesses In DenverFrom global warming and renewable energy to environmental cleanup, Denver is emerging as one of the premier places in the nation for a “green” learning vacation. Denver offers two national research centers that have tours and exhibits about the Earth’s climate and renewable energy, and a world-class museum of nature and science. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (www.eo.ucar.edu/visit), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (www.nrel.gov/overview) and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (www.dmns.org) all offer fascinating and educational tours and exhibits that highlight the prominent role Mother Nature plays in Denver.


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