These events are hosted, co-hosted, or sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and assist us with turning our mission into reality.
Monday, April 20th
at The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver
We are thrilled for this very special event featuring Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day, on Earth Week!
Denis will be talking about and signing his latest book, COWED: The Hidden Impact of 95 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment.
Without cows, the United States as we know it would not exist. If Europeans hadn’t brought cows along on their leaky wooden ships, they couldn’t have held the land. Oxen pulled covered wagons, plows, and barges. America’s cows (which collectively weigh 2.5 time more than its people) dwarf every other animal in their impact on America’s economy, politics, public health, and environment. But over the last century, this once-mutual relationship has soured. Today, most cows spend most of their lives as cogs in factory farms, churning out unhealthy food and pollution. Both species have suffered as a consequence. Our brains, lungs, hearts, and children are being harmed. It needn’t be this way. Denis Hayes (national coordinator of the first Earth Day, former director of NREL, one-time engineering professor at Stanford, and President of the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation) and his lawyer-writer wife Gail, found dairy farmers and cattle ranchers who showed them there are far better ways.
Denis Hayes was the 2011 Hero of Sustainability. See more about this year’s Hero here.
Wednesday, April 22nd
at The Alliance Center’s parking lot
1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver
Kick off spring cleaning by emptying out the nooks and crannies of your home, and bring your items to be recycled or reused to Colorado’s Hub of Sustainability – The Alliance Center! Vendors will be able to take care of your items so they don’t end up in a landfill! Drop them off in our parking lot, which can be accessed, by car, by the alley in between Wazee and Wynkoop Street.
The following items will be accepted for free recycling: cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi/Mifi cards, CFL light bulbs and straight fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, plastic cards, empty hair care products, writing utensils, foil-lined wrappers, empty toothpaste tubes and floss containers, toothbrushes, empty cleaning materials and packaging pumps and caps, triggers, pouches, and prescription medicines and street drugs.
The following items will be accepted for free to be reused: books, new hygiene products, sealed canned goods and dry food, gently used clothing and linens, sporting equipment, toys, housewares, working small appliances, working large appliances less than 15 years old, building materials and working light fixtures.
The following items will be accepted for a small fee to recycle: computer equipment, televisions and monitors, video and audio equipment, wiring and connectors, and small appliances.
The following materials will not be accepted: aerosol cans, chemicals, mattresses and box springs, large furniture, large appliances that do not work or are older than 15 years.
Thank you to our partners Rock the Earth, The Salvation Army, Reach Out & Read, Denver Police Department, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Blue Star Recyclers, TerraCycle and Goodwill for making this possible.
If you have any questions please contact Dani Orth at 303-454-3307 or [email protected]
The 11th annual Doors Open Denver, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, is the premier event showcasing Denver inside out. On Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, Denver buildings will open their doors to the public for exclusive and rare viewing opportunities, exposing the inside of Denver’s unique urban fabric. The Alliance Center will be one of these historic buildings. Stop by for a tour of architectural features from 1908 integrated with 21st century technology – all to create an innovative multi-tenant shared workspace for those working in sustainability.
Stop by during these times:
Saturday, April 25th
Sunday, April 26th
1536 Wynkoop Street
In conjunction with the 2015 Heroes of Sustainability Award…
The Colorado Divest-Invest Convergence
Join us for an exciting line-up of interactive events on fossil fuel divestment and the future of sustainable investing of endowments at foundations, higher education, pension funds, hospitals and faith-based institutions