Sustainability Mission: We are committed to producing a sustainable, zero waste event. We work to minimize waste and educate our vendors and customers in our sustainability efforts. We provide a free, open “zone” of our Street Fair to educate the public regarding local sustainability efforts.
Join GPHC and our partners in the Sustainability Zone on the Parkway at 19th and Forest, where we will have free giveaways, local sustainability partners talking about how you can reduce your ecological footprint, and three sustainability demonstrations at noon, two, and four. We’ll have information regarding graywater, beekeeping, sustainable transit, rain barrels, and other projects for you to learn about at no cost. Bring your kiddos and come have a great time for a great cause!
Did you know it is both illegal and hazardous to dump your old electronics in the trash? This year will feature a FREE E-recycling event at the South end of the fair at Forest and 17th Avenue. Bring your old, broken, or unwanted electronics for drop off with PCs for People and you can rest assured that your electronics will be properly disposed. PCs for People accepts nearly everything computer-related for FREE, with exceptions for CRT (tube) computer monitors and televisions, which cost $.55 per pound to recycle. Home appliances and light bulbs are not accepted. Visit www.pcsforpeople.org for a complete list of FREE items.
The Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair participates in Certifiably Green Denver(CGD) which implements a green event certification process for permitted events held on City property. The primary goals of the program are to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy efficiency and water conservation, and decrease the use of resources and generation of waste.
GPHC has been accepted into Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program giving residents the opportunity to become active partners in making Denver a vibrant and sustainable community. Neighborhoods participating in this unique certification program organize workshops, projects, and events that enhance the livability of their neighborhood and reduce residents’ ecological footprint. The sustainability effort for the Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair is part of our work towards achieving sustainable neighborhood status.
Each year we strive to reduce the amount of waste that is produced by this event and divert disposable materials from landfill to recycling and compost. We are proud to present our waste diversion numbers from previous years and plan to exceed these numbers each year.
Diverted in 2018: 85% Diversion Rate!
- 450 gallons of co-mingled recyclables sent to City recycling
- 30 gallons plastic film returned to grocery store for recycling
- 360 gallons of compostable material sent to City composting
- 140 gallons of waste sent to City landfill
Diverted in 2017:
- 975 gallons of co-mingled recyclables
- 11 large sacks of plastic bags and plastic wrap
- 82.8 pounds of compostable material
- Fewer than 50 gallons of waste was sent to landfill
Diverted in 2016:
- 3 car-loads of cardboard
- 4 bins of plastic bags and plastic wrap
- 4 bins of compostable material
- 10 bins of comingled recyclables
- Fewer than 40 gallons of waste was sent to landfill
No single-use bottles here! The Denver Water Truck will be joining us so be sure to bring your reusable water bottle to the Street Fair for much needed hydration. The truck will be located at 19th and Forest Pkwy near the food trucks.