Sustainability

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.

Visit the Sustainability Zone

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!

Sustainable Neighborhoods Program

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.

Certifiably Green Denver

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.

Waste Diversion

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 to recycling and compost 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 to recycling and compost 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

Water

The Denver Water Truck will also be joining us so be sure to bring your reusable water bottle to the Street Fair!