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Washington Street Community Center
809 S Washington St, Denver, Colorado 80209
Denver is growing fast and it is important to mitigate our footprint while we grow. The problems that we have as a city are not being addressed by our elected officials. The Builders and Building Associations only care about making money, while developing our city as quickly and carelessly as possible. It is time to make a stand and show to the builders that we will not be silenced; that we care about the effect our city has on climate. We must make aggressive change now. There is no Planet B.
The Denver Green Roof Initiative is a grassroots campaign attempting to lower Denver’s climate and environmental impact. Denver currently ranks 8th highest in ozone and/or particle pollution, third highest in Urban Heat Island, and has multiple polluted rivers containing unsafe levels of Arsenic, E. Coli, and Selenium.
Our initiative provides one simple solution to these serious issues surrounding Denver; Green Roofs. Green Roofs, also known as eco roofs or vegetated roofs, provide living green space at roof level. Benefits include lower energy consumption, improved air quality, lower urban heat island, storm water management, aesthetics and quality of life, roof longevity, increased biodiversity, and job creation. With all these benefits, it’s no surprise that cities like San Francisco and Toronto have mandated green roofs, and cities like Washington DC and Chicago offer huge incentives for those building green roofs.
Join us for our campaign kickoff to learn more about this great initiative. We need YOUR help getting on the ballot in November. Silent auction begins at 6:30 pm!
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Social Time. Silent Auction. Free Pizza and Refreshments.
7:00 pm – 7:25 pm Green Roof Presentation – Mark Fusco
About the Initiative – Brandon Rietheimer
7:25 pm – 7:30 pm Questions and Answers
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Collecting Signatures Effectively – Emmett Reistroffer