On Havana Street Stakeholders check out a great opportunity to participate in the Colorado Green Business Network’s programming for operational sustainability.
WeeCycle and bb.q Chicken Denver stakeholders are both on the list in the Colorado Green Business Network.
Information from the CDPHE website here: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/co-green-business
Check out the flyer here
The Colorado Green Business Network (CGBN) is a voluntary program that encourages, supports, and rewards organizations that make the move toward the goal of true, operational sustainability.
The CGBN goal is to support organizations throughout the state at any level of implementation in increasing the efficiency and sustainability of their operation through assessing opportunities for growth, recognizing success, and providing connections to like-minded businesses throughout the state.
They do this through a two pronged approach by:
To learn more about the program, please check out our CGBN program overview.
The CGBN provides free assistance to all organizations interested in increasing the efficiency of their operations. Their opportunity assessments are holistic, covering emissions, water, waste, energy, transportation, and policy. Learn more
When businesses have started to reduce their resource use and implement sustainability into operations, they provide state level recognition in the form of networking opportunities, awards, and more! Learn more
There are lots of reasons to join the Colorado Green Business Network. Below they have listed a couple big ones, but don’t forget businesses also often:
The incentive most of our organizations often emphasize is the community, which provides:
Connection with state and local programs
Another commonly spoken of benefit to the program is the connection with the state, which provides organizations with:
During technical assistance, their team provides a number of direct installations which provide businesses with immediate financial savings.
Meet the GBNC staff
Alyssia Chinda graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies. Previously, she worked as a Community Engagement Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps in the Energy and Water Conservation Program. She also completed an internship for our local partners PACE in Boulder County. Alyssia is very excited to continue her work as the Green Business Specialist for CDPHE.
Contact: [email protected] | 720-441-4953
Francis Otero completed her Master’s degree in Urban Resilience and Sustainability at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She previously worked with Boulder PACE as a Bilingual Business Sustainability Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from York University, Canada. Francis is very excited to continue work in the green business world as the Green Business Specialist for CDPHE.
Contact: [email protected] | 720-466-3015
A Boston native, Rayna Oliker joined CDPHE as the Colorado Green Business Network Administrator early in 2021. Rayna brings 12 years of experience in operational sustainability as well as education and outreach, with a Master’s degree in Education from CU Boulder. Rayna’s focus is on providing exemplary service to the State of Colorado businesses while centering equity, engagement, and sustainability in all the work that she does.
Contact: [email protected] | 720-213-8198