CPNGT February Newsletter

CPN Achieves “Participating Neighborhood” Certification!
Many thanks to all of the Congress Park neighbors involved with projects aimed at helping us reduce our environmental footprint while also improving the sustainability of our neighborhood. Since Congress Park’s acceptance into Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Network in August 2016, neighbors have brainstormed, designed and initiated a variety of projects, from a Recycling Workshop to Alley-Cleanups, each moving us just a few steps closer towards certification.
Did you know, for example, that our recent Leaf Drop project diverted over 200 bags of leaves from the landfill AND earned our neighborhood 16 credits?!? All because a neighbor like you had a great idea.

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Green Team Historic Home Energy Efficiency

Historic homes are part of the charm of Congress Park. But older homes can face some unique hurdles to achieving comfort and energy efficiency. If you missed our energy Home Energy Workshop or just want to review it, see the slide show at your leisure here.

 

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What Is Certifiably Green Denver?

Certifiably Green Denver (CGD) is a voluntary and nonregulatory program that provides free educational outreach and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses in the City and County of Denver. The primary goals of the program are to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy efficiency and water conservation, and decrease the use of resources and generation of waste.

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Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Historic homes are part of the charm of Congress Park. But older homes can face some unique hurdles to achieving comfort and energy efficiency. The workshop will help participants lower energy bills and feel more comfortable in their older homes this winter, while also saving energy.
 
The CPNGT is teaming up with Denver Historic Planner, Brittany Bryant, and Paul Koepke of the Denver Energy Challenge program to present a free workshop on historic home energy efficiency, intended just for our neighborhood.

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Congress Park Earth Day 2017 Celebration

Thank you for your interest in the Congress Park 2017 Earth Day celebration! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m. outdoors at Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church (between Fillmore and Milwaukee on 11th Avenue). Participation in the event is free and open to the public.

This year’s theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally!” Join us for neighbor-to-neighbor learning and action to improve the sustainability of Congress Park Neighborhood, Denver and beyond.

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Denver Recycles’ Roundup January 2017 Issue

Setting your purple cart out for collection every-other-week is just the beginning of the recycling process. After collection, Denver Recycles trucks and crew members transport your recyclables to a recycling processor for sorting and distribution to re-manufacturing outlets. This transportation component in the recycling process is no small undertaking when you consider that more than 1,000,000 pounds of recyclables are collected from Denver homes each week. Each truck and driver collect upwards of 1,000 carts every day.

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