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Greening the 2008 Denver Democratic National Convention. Parry Burnap, Denver Director of Greening, Denver 2008 Democratic National Convention. COMMUNICATIONS. ENERGY. CARBON. WASTE. WATER. CHOICES. TRANSPORTATION. BUSINESS. EVENTS. CITY FACILITIES. Thank you!.

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Greening the 2008 Denver Democratic National Convention

Parry Burnap, Denver Director of Greening, Denver 2008 Democratic National Convention


COMMUNICATIONS

ENERGY

CARBON

WASTE

WATER

CHOICES

TRANSPORTATION

BUSINESS

EVENTS

CITY FACILITIES


Thank you
Thank you!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!



Resource recovery scope
Resource Recovery Scope

  • 14 parks holding events

  • Green Frontier Fest

  • The Marketplace at Civic Center Park

  • Media Party

  • Presidential Experience

  • The Big Tent

  • 7 bike stations

  • 93 hotels


Issues
Issues

  • Numerous organizations involved

  • Different collection systems

  • How to narrow the scope

  • Security

  • Volunteers

  • Crowds

  • Different collection metrics


Lessons learned
Lessons Learned

  • Start planning with permit/contracting process

    • Procurement

    • Resource recovery plans

  • Communicate

  • Educate

  • Pretend you’re sea kelp



Elements of effort
Elements of Effort

  • Water Use Reduction

  • Energy and Carbon Reduction

  • Waste Reduction

  • Resource Recovery


Resource recovery
Resource Recovery

  • 3 Bin Front of House System

    • Compost

    • Single Stream Recycling

    • Landfill

  • Volunteer Educators

  • Back of House Sorters

  • Separate Haul for Metrics


Additional efforts in city
Additional Efforts in City

  • Bike Station

  • Industry Trainings

    • Restaurant

    • Hotels

    • Venues, Meeting Planners, Caterers

  • Engine’s OFF! Anti-Idling Campaign


Legacy

Legacy

After the DNC


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