Denver Green Roof Initiative
The Denver Green Roof Initiative is a grassroots campaign comprised solely of volunteers who are striving to create a new building code, I-300, requiring large buildings across Denver to dedicate a portion of their roof to solar or vegetation.
As reported here on March 28, for six months now these volunteers have worked tirelessly and were able to gather the number of signatures necessary to be placed on the Denver County, November 7, 2017 ballot.
Kudos to all!
Support the Cause: Triple 10 Challenge
The Denver Green Roof Initiative recently introduced the Triple 10 Challenge:
- Tell 10 friends about this initiative;
- Donate 10 hours of your time between now and November 7th;
- And finally, they are asking for you to donate 10 dollars.
Learn More at Denver Green Roof Initiative
Certainly, we can all tell 10 colleagues about this super important mission. And, if you live in the Denver area, it is in your best interest to support this cause and our green infrastructure community!
If possible, please help the Denver Green Roof Initiative with a $10 secure donation to further their cause – which will help promote greenroofs throughout the U.S. as well as North America (Greenroofs.com has).
10 Friends, 10 Hours, 10 dollars.
Denver Ranks 11th Worst in the U.S. for Air Quality & 3rd for Its Urban Heat Island Effect
The tireless Denver Green Roof Initiative Campaign Manager, Brandon Rietheimer, says:
With our federal government no longer paying attention to climate change it is imperative that we take charge at the local level.
Denver is a leader in progressive change. The passing of this measure will show the entire nation the steps that need to be taken now to prevent and reduce the problems of the future. This means clean energy and a cooler city. Join us today in making it a reality and don’t forget to vote Yes on I-300.
According to the Denver Green Roof Initiative, Denver’s own EPA building, which has had a greenroof since 2006, has an average temperature of 80 degrees in the summer compared to the roof across the street, measuring 170 degrees.
How about following the early leader, County of Denver?
Time to Hit the Streets This Saturday & Sunday September 30 & October 1
Do you live in Denver? Help the Denver Green Roof Initiative spread the word:
We need your help this weekend to begin passing out flyers. For 2 hours, Saturday or Sunday, we will be hitting doors and dropping off flyers to houses throughout your neighborhood! Can you lend us a hand? You won’t have to knock on doors and speak with anyone. Just simply drop off a flyer in a mailbox or at a front door. It’s that easy! ~ Denver Green Roof Initiative
You’ll even get free donuts and coffee for your work! But if you can’t help this weekend, you can still donate your time. Email: email@example.com
I-300 Fundraising Benefit on October 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Held at the Mercury Café at 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, VIP Purchasers will receive an I-300 T-Shirt and are granted special Early Access.
VIP: Doors Open, Silent Auction Begins: 4:30pm
Meet and Greet with Founder of I-300: 5:00-5:45pm
Musical Guest “Random Temple” 5:45-6:45pm
Guest Speaker “Jennifer Bousselot” PhD Green Roof Expert 7:00-7:30pm
General Admission: Doors Open: 7:30pm
Musical Guest “Vibe Street” 7:45 to 9:00pm
Silent Auction Ends 8:30pm
I-300 Town Hall on October 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the Green Roof Initiative for a good old fashioned Town Hall at the Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209.
Green Roof Expert, Rick Kile, will be giving an hour long presentation followed by a Q and A.
Don’t Live in Denver? Donate on ActBlue
Questions? Please email Brandon@denvergreenroof.org or call (717) 433-3663.
Good luck with the Denver Green Roof Initiative and we look forward to your continued success!
By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
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