A big shout out to our Congress Park Neighbors Green Team! They were awarded a very prestigious award from Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation at their Annual Award Dinner. The award was the Neighborhood Excellence award and was the first given for “continuing commitment to bettering the environment”
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The Green Team is excited to present a neighborhood-wide “Climate Action Forum” on Oct 6&7, 2017. Please join us in exploring how climate issues will affect us locally and what we can do together to take meaningful climate action here in our neighborhood.
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Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.
Register for the “PlasticFreeJuly” Challenge and join the campaign to reduce the worldwide plastics problem!
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Upcoming SEED Circle – The Problem with Plastic
February 22, 6:30-8:00pm
Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St
– Mary Sullivan
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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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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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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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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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