alliance events

These events are hosted, co-hosted, or sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and assist us with turning our mission into reality.

Greener Buildings, from the Top Down

July 30th
6:00-8:00 PM
The Alliance Center (1st Floor)
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver

Pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, heat island effect, runoff poor air quality, poor health: these are some of the major environmental and health problems that typically plague urban centers and cities, problems that both result from and contribute to climate change. Denver was named one of the top three cities in North America to be impacted by the urban heat island in 2014 according to Climate Central.

There is no one solution, but there are high-impact measures we can take to mitigate the problem: like making more green roofs!

Green roofs are far more than rooftop gardens. When done right, they can provide a number of environmental, social and health benefits. Join us July 30, 2015 to hear from panelists Karla Dakin, Jennifer Bousselot, Dr. Angela Loder, Andy Creath and Mark Fusco who will share their expertise on the importance of green roofs, address current issues questions on policy, incentives, installation and maintenance, and answer key questions such as, “How do green roofs fit into green buildings?”, “Do green roofs influence health?”, “What about water?”, and “What are some current opportunities and barriers to green roof installation in Denver?” The session will encourage questions and discussion from the audience and together we will work together to create more green roofs in pursuit of a more beautiful, healthy, and sustainable Colorado.

Food and drinks will be available. Register here!

Note: A previous communication misstated the EPA’s sponsorship of this event. We apologize for this error.

Sustainability Series: A Conversation About Care and Compassion For Our Common Home and Each Other
a panel discussion moderated by Governor Bill Ritter

August 3rd
5:30 – networking
6-7:30 PM – program

The Alliance Center (1st Floor)
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver

Faith and sustainability are two areas often thought to conflict. But with the release of Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical, the global community now has an insightful and beautiful piece of writing that appeals to both environmental and spiritual sensibilities, and is helping millions to explore the notion that perhaps these two issues not only overlap, but may positively reinforce each other.

Our August Sustainability Series will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Governor Bill Ritter, among members of the religious and spiritual community. They will analyze the meaning and guiding advice of the Encyclical, and discuss the connection between faith, the earth and humanity, from a religious perspective. This will continue the important discussion the Pope has started with his groundbreaking Encyclical.

Panelists will include the following:

– Governor Bill Ritter (moderator)
– David Loy, Zen Teacher & Author
– Dr. Reverend Jonathan Ellerby of the Althea Center
– Reverend Amanda Henderson of Interfaith Alliance

Please join us August 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm at The Alliance Center to be a part of this discussion, and to help bring our community together for the benefit of our common planet and common humanity.

Want to read the Encyclical ahead of time? Click here to download (PDF).

This event will sell out; register here!

Sustainability Wins Lunch & Learn: From Aspen to Denver, Learning from our Neighbors

August 13
12:00-1:00 PM
The Alliance Center (1st Floor)
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver

There are a number of amazing sustainability programs in Colorado!

The goal of the Sustainability Wins Lunch and Learn series is to spread awareness around great programs and organizations far and wide, so others can learn and replicate their success. The City of Aspen has two specific programs that are transforming Aspen into a sustainability sanctuary.

Ashley Perl will wow us with both of them: the ZGreen Program, and the Canary Initiatives, she’s director of both programs, designed to protect against climate chaos. High alpine mountain towns like Aspen are seeing the effects of climate change before many other places, making them the “canaries in the mineshaft” for global climate impacts – a concept that serves as the foundation of the Canary Initiative. Alongside that, the ZGreen Program is a certification and outreach initiative designed to help Aspen’s businesses, events, residents and visitors create a more sustainable community.

Catered lunch will be provided (free!) by Serendipity Catering. Click here to register!

wewatta bridgeSummer Concert Series:
Beats on the Creek!

June 16th – August 4th
6:30-8:30 PM
1400 Wewatta St. (Wewatta Bridge)

We’re thrilled to be the beneficiary of this year’s Beats on the Creek Summer Concert Series, on the Wewatta Bridge in LoDo, sponsored by Coohills restaurant!
alliance at beats
That means that Coohills, participating vendors and folks like you will be donating a portion of concert revenues to The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado – just by showing up!

Every Tuesday this summer, Beats on the Creek takes over the Wewatta Bridge starting at 5pm with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres, and the music starts at 6:30pm. Coohills will have tickets for food and drink for sale at the concert.

This concert series is free (!), and it’s the perfect place to spend time with friends, meet new folks in the community, support a good cause and of course enjoy good tunes.

This summer’s musical lineup:
June 16th – The Hazel Miller Band
June 23rd – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute Band)
June 30th – Funkiphino
July 7th – My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Tribute Band)
July 14th – Under a Blood Red Sky (U2 Tribute Band)
July 21st – That 80’s Band
July 28th – Mr. Majestic’s Eight Track Revival
August 4th – Forever in Blue Jeans (Neil Diamond Tribute Band)

Come find us at the foot of the bridge and say hello!

CO Enviro PartnershipLearn More About B Corps!

August 26
:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver

Join us to learn about how the global community of Certified B Corps are using business as a force for good!

Learn about tools to help businesses benchmark and improve their social and environmental impacts and legal structures that help to maintain that impact-focus over time. We will also be joined by a local business leader for a discussion about how being a part of the B Corp community has helped their company along traditional business metrics. This will be an interactive discussion led by Kara Peck from B Lab, the non-profit behind the B Corp movement.

NOTE: We do not anticipate the event taking the entire 3 hour timeline. The B Corps presentation is for an hour, with time for networking, Q&A and additional time for a possible tour of the Alliance Center.

Register here!

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