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1 Greenprint Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Sustainable Development Program Cindy Bosco Denver Urban Fellow Greenprint Denver Colorado Directors of Environmental Health April 18, 2008

2 Greenprint Denver Mission Statement: Greenprint Denver develops and implements sustainable solutions and services to make Denver a better place to live, work and play. We also strive to showcase Denver’s national leadership in resolving resource challenges that meet the needs of current Denver residents while securing the economic, social and environmental health of future generations. Denver’s Action Plan for Sustainability

3 What Is Sustainability?

4 Where Denver Ranks

5 Defining the Challenges 2005 Greenhouse Gas Levels Across Denver

6 Greenprint Denver Climate Action Plan GOAL: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10% per capita by 2012 (25% by 2020) ADDITIONAL GOALS by 2012: 30% Waste Diversion 20% Increase in development near transit stations 35 acres of brownfield redevelopment Position Denver as green economy hub

7 Defining the Goal

8 1.Energy Efficiency 2.Water Efficiency 3.Greening Our Homes and Businesses 4.Green Building 5.Expanded Recycling 6.75,000 Trees 7.City Leading by Example Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan for 2008: How do we get there?

9 Highlight of Year One Successes  3.2 MW landfill gas-to- electricity plant at DADS  2 MW solar plant at DIA  70,000 trees planted by The Mile High Million program  Bluegrass to native vegetation conversions  100% B20 biodiesel in City diesel fleet  Webb Municipal Building LEED-EB Gold certified  64 low-flow toilets in City Hall save 900,000 gallons per year  Recycling at Colorado Convention Center and Red Rocks Amphitheatre  63% increase in tonnage of recycled materials

10 Solar access, solar master plan Ordinance eases solar & wind installs Fuel cell at Red Rocks Energy reduction 1% per agency/year CIP fund for Energy Efficiency LED holiday lights = 86% energy savings Computer monitors to sleep = 2 million KW #1 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan

11 21% decrease in water usage last summer in our Parks City Hall toilet replacement: 900K gallons Water fixture replacement Xeriscaping: 50% water savings Washers in Family Crisis Center: 40% #2 Water Efficiency Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan

12 Green Business Program Green Your Home Toolkit Pilots for the community Mile High Youth Corps: free energy & water upgrades to 2,000 low-income recipients GEO Grant for “Insulate Colorado” Rebates Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan #3 Greening our Homes and Businesses

13 City Green Building Policy: Lead by example LEED Silver, Green Concrete, Energy savings Sharing sustainability metrics City adopted 2006 ICC Partner in GEO Energy Star for New Homes Green affordable housing policy Webb Building = LEED-EB Gold Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan #4 Green Building

14 Solid Waste Master Plan Apartment building recycling pilot Denver Public Schools recycling pilot Ensure new buildings designed for recycling 1st Hybrid Trash Truck Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan #5 Expanded Recycling

15 Tree by Tree: the Mile High Million Year one: 70,000 Trees This year: 75,000 Trees improve storm water, river quality, clean and cool our air, and add beauty to region Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan #6 75,000 Trees

16 Pilot Programs Annual Sustainability Goals On target to be first city with an EMS that includes all city agencies Greenprint Denver’s 7 Point Plan #7 Leading by Example

17 1.Greening Businesses 2.Greening Events 3.City Facilities 4.Water Efficiency 5.Bicycles 6.Public Recycling Developing Legacy Projects for Denver Building a long lasting green legacy that will thrive in our community long after the last delegate leaves Denver. Greening the Democratic National Convention

18 What Can You Do Today?  Reduce shower time by 45 seconds  Unplug electronics  Put your computer monitor to sleep  Replace 3 light bulbs with CFLs  Recycle  Prevent car idling  Landscape with native vegetation  Carry reusable water bottles & coffee cups  Use cloth shopping bags  Earth Day 2008: Take 5 Pledge Visit for many more tips Thousands of Easy Tips:

19 More Information  Web site: 


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