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Sustainability

Sustainability

 

August 12, 9am-noon – GPHC Residential Stormwater Management Workshop – Join GPHC for an informational and practical workshop on stormwater management and mitigation on your own property. This program is designed specifically for GPHC neighbors and residents. Space is limited. To register, fill our the form below or visit this link.
Park Hill Welcomed in Sustainable Neighborhoods Program
We did it! Thank you to everyone who supported the petition for Park Hill to become a sustainable neighborhood. We are over the first hurdle. Now the real work will begin to take shape.
Greater Park Hill will focus on sustainability initiatives that help neighbors reduce their ecological footprint through:

  • Identifying and addressing barriers to walking, biking, and transit use through educational workshops, neighborhood walks and rides, and continued audits
  • Establishing a zero-waste mentality in the neighborhood by encouraging residents to reduce the waste the create and to properly dispose of what they can’t reduce through recycling, composting, and donation
  • Promoting low and no-cost ways for neighbors and local businesses to conserve energy and opt for renewable energy sources when possible

More updates on these initiatives to come. If you’d like to keep up to date on our efforts, our kick off program and to find ways to participate, please join our sustainability email list by visiting: http://eepurl.com/cSNKi5

 


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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