Green push earns Denver a glitzy honor
Denver’s steady push toward sustainability, via increasing its bike lanes, expanding the use of renewable electricity and encouraging “green roofs,” got a big shoutout from a prestigious source recently.
National Geographic included Denver in list a of “Eight sustainable destinations for 2021 and beyond,” featuring the Mile High City alongside an eclectic international mix of locations ranging from Helsinki (Finland) to Alonissos (Greece), New Caledonia (900 miles off Australia’s east coast) and the country of Gabon in Africa.
That’s some exotic company for our former cow town.
But we here at TAP aren’t surprised.
Denver Water and the city it serves emulate one another when it comes to green practices, and as our regular readers may know, we have a lot we’d highlight as well. Just as our partners at City Hall work to cut carbon, plug into cleaner energy and conserve resources, Denver Water is devoted to doing the same.
Want to know more? Of course you do. And here’s quick way to get up to speed on how your local water utility is sustainably serving 1.5 million people in the Denver region.
Learn about Denver Water’s ultragreen new administration building, how the utility recycled its old one, the work it does to increase energy efficiency, cut lighting costs, its new emphasis on solar power and ongoing efforts to recycle waste, including electronic waste.
Catch up on our continuing efforts to increase our capacity for hydropower, our bold steps to cut water use, both in our new headquarters and through efforts in homes, and our dedication to addressing climate change.
Watching our city get this kind of attention is something to celebrate as we kick off 2021.