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Sustainability

Sustainability

GPHC joined the Sustainable Neighborhood program with the City and County of Denver in 2017. We have been working toward “Outstanding” designation, which requires an accumulation of 100 “credits” as awarded per a formula designed by the City. We are planning a variety of events and workshops to increase sustainability in our neighborhood and we’d love to have you join us! If you’d like to keep up to date on our efforts and find ways to participate, please join our sustainability email list by visiting: http://eepurl.com/cSNKi5

 

Attend Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 18th, 2:30pm at Park Hill Library (4705 Montview Blvd) – The Great Divide: Film and Discussion The Great Divide raises public understanding and appreciation of Colorado’s water heritage while inspiring personal responsibility and informed discussion concerning the vital challenge confronting the state and region with increasing urgency—forging collaborative solutions for managing this most precious resource for a prosperous & sustainable future. Stay for the discussion following the film. No RSVP necessary.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2:30pm at Park Hill Library (4705 Montview Blvd) – What Do I Do with Leftover Food? – This presentation will cover various methods to reduce in-home food waste, including simple shopping guides, meal preparation maps, ingredient up-cycling, and more! We aim to empower all attendees to use their creativity and food intuition to make the most of food budget, improve efficiency in the kitchen, and honor the energy expended for food production. No RSVP necessary.

Plan and Submit Your Own Events!

 

The purpose of this program is to increase sustainability initiatives in neighborhoods throughout Denver. We hope you will consider planning your own event or submitting an existing event for consideration for credits! To make that process even easier, we have created a cheat sheet for our neighborhood.. Feel free to review this document and let us know how we can support you in pulling off your event.

If you want to know what we already have planned, check out our  Calendar of Events Planned and Completed. If you would like your event added to this list, please email: info@greaterparkhill.org

 

Develop Goals

We will be working to develop some goals to help us increase sustainability in our neighborhood. If you are interested in helping us create and measure those goals, please be in touch with our office by calling 303-388-0918 or emailing info@greaterparkhill.org

 

How Are We Doing?

To see how we’re progressing toward our goal of 100 credits by August 1, 2018 and to see what events we have proposed and completed, please visit our page on the Sustainable Neighborhoods website.

Feel free to be in touch to let us know what other programs you would like to see take place! You can call us at 303-388-0918 or email info@greaterparkhill.org

 

Prior Sustainability Events:


Some of our prior Sustainability programs have included:

 

 

  • Our Helping Hands Directory is a program we are starting to pair those who have experience gardening or just some helpful hands to loan with novice gardeners. If you’re interested, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch.

 

 

  • Storm Water Forums and Workshops – We plan to host community meetings to increase knowledge and awareness around storm water issues in 2017. In 2016, we hosted to community meetings concerning storm water in the city as well as several smaller conversations with community, staff and students from CU Boulder due to neighbor interest. We will be using the amazing work produced by the students to help inform our storm water efforts and to serve as reproducible models to all our neighbors.

 

  • Calling all Community Gardeners! We are working on creating a network of gardens throughout Greater Park Hill. Do you already participate in one? Is there vacant land or a patch of space that could be used for gardening? We are hoping to encourage citizens to build gardens in our community and to consider donating a small portion of your vegetables to the Food Pantry and Free Farm Stand at GPHC so that our neighbors in need have access to fresh produce. These gardens can be an example throughout the city of utilizing space which provides fresh produce, greens our environment and is an example of community collaboration. We are interested in your ideas surrounding this and are also looking for community members who might be interested in facilitating this initiative. If you are interested in helping facilitate this program, please contact chair@greaterparkhill.org If you have a community garden or plot you would like to include, please complete our form at this link or below:

 

 

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