ACE can work with your organization to develop, implement, COMMUNICATE, and market social programs and activities.
Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals (RMAEP)
Greening EnviroFest - 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
ACE planned, managed, and greened the environmental non-profit's annual environmental networking and educational event called EnviroFest in both 2008 and 2009. The event planning involved outreach to the RMAEP members, creative development of the event's logo, save-the-date and invitations, and advertisement and outreach efforts to publicize the event. ACE also managed the budget for the event including vendor sponsorship fees, facility rental, catering costs, music, and the donation of raffle contest prizes and other in-kind donations.
The event was a green event and produced "zero waste" by implementing composting and recycling practices and utilized printing on recycled content paper. The event was also carbon neutral by balancing out carbon dioxide emissions created from all participants driving to the event, the planning of the event, and the energy consumed the night of the event. Since the initial event planning, ACE stepped back and continued with only the greening aspects for EnviroFest 2010 and 2011.
City Park Running Club
Greening the Mother's Day 5K Race - 2010, 2011 and 2012
ACE is the green consultant that worked to make the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Mother's Day 5K Races in Denver's City Park a greener event. ACE worked with multiple vendors to reduce the race's environmental impact in the areas of fuel consumption, waste generation, recycling and composting, printing, and material use and re-use.
ACE also communicated the green story behind the race by compiling the content about the environmental aspects of the race for use in marketing materials. ACE will be greening the Mother’s Day 5K in 2013.
2011 Mother's Day 5K Results!
An estimated 89.6% of the total waste generated was diverted from Colorado’s landfills through green procurement practices, composting and recycling. A total of 3.49 cubic yards of waste was diverted from the landfills during this race event.
2012 Mother's Day 5K Results!
An estimated 92% of the total waste generated was diverted from Colorado’s landfills through green procurement practices, composting and recycling. A total of 6.7 cubic yards of waste was diverted from the landfills during this race event.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) SOCIETY
2011 MS Walk in City Park
ACE provided recycling containers and training services to divert recyclable waste streams from the landfill. The project included setting up recycle containers at strategic locations, providing signage to specify waste streams, briefing vendors and race participants on which waste streams were recyclable, and ensuring waste streams were not mixed.
Constructors and Designers Alliance (CDA)
Silent Auction Fundraiser
ACE organized the 2010 CDA Silent Auction benefiting Colorado Construction Career Days (CCCD). The event resulted in record-breaking proceeds and was also a green event aiming towards zero waste.
CDA is an alliance of 23 construction and design related associations working together on various industry-wide issues. CCCD is an annual event that increases awareness in youth about the various job opportunities available in the construction and design industries.
Construction Intermediary Consultant
ACE is working as the intermediary consultant between SkillBuild Colorado and the Constructors and Designers Alliance (CDA). ACE’s role is to identify and perform various capacity building, workforce development partnerships, and systems or policy changes to help increase job placement in the construction, design, and energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. SkillBuild Colorado is a workforce funding collaborative consisting of various public and private investors.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Training Development and Implementation
ACE developed and implemented training for AGC that outlined some basic training requirements for the construction industry. Included in the training topics were the Clean Water Act, stormwater permit and SWMP requirements, determining the effectiveness of BMPs, and overall stormwater compliance tips.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Go Green! Awareness Training
ACE developed and delivered an environmental awareness training course to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division of the CDPHE. The training was designed to emphasize the impact that an individual can have both at home and the workplace on reducing energy consumption, water consumption, and waste generation. The training included awareness about impacts of human activities on the environment, goals of the Colorado Climate Action Plan, efforts of the Governor's Energy Office (GEO), rebates and savings incentives (federal, state and local), and steps that individuals can immediately implement at work and home to become more green and reduce their environmental footprint while saving money. The training also included a greening scorecard exercise for each attendee to score themselves on their current green activities and identify "low-hanging fruit" or easy and efficient green actions to implement upon leaving the training course.
ACE utilized information gathered from the Sustainability Assessment conducted on Signature Offset to graph the carbon footprint of the different printing processes and to distinguish Signature Offset from its competitors as a greener printer for use in green marketing.
Corporate Express US Inc.
Ecoffice Makeover Contest
ACE was one of three sustainability consulting firms hired by Corporate Express to provide sustainability services to their Ecoffice Makeover Contest winner. ACE worked as part of the Corporate Express team to recommend green office practices for their winners, while the other consultants performed general sustainability awareness activities and green cleaning recommendations.
Qi Athletic Club and Seasons Fit
Causes for Community, Community Outreach Program
ACE developed and implemented a local community outreach program called Causes for Community. Causes for Community was a volunteer community outreach that helped raise money for various non-profit causes by offering donation-based spin yoga classes (30 minutes spin, 30 minutes yoga stretching) where 100% of the donations from the class go towards the fund-raising cause. Causes for Community has helped caring Coloradans raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Red Cross, the Children's Hospital, Hope Connects, Yoga for the People, American Diabetes Association, the National MS Society, Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FMSA), the American Lung Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Huntington's Disease Society of America, Living Water, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer.
The Program also partnered up with local and sustainable businesses to offer gift certificates to program participants. Causes for Community's Denver inspired the creation of Carlsbad Causes for Community San Diego which offered free beach yoga taught by instructors undergoing yoga teacher training. Ultimately the program inspired the creation of the 501(c)3 non-profit, Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3).
Environmental Resource Technologies (ERT)
Environmental Grant Writing
ACE gathered information, performed research, obtained letters of support, and compiled and submitted a grant application for ERT to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills through a proposed recycling project that would enable the local recycling of fluorescent bulbs.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Greening Government Research Project
ACE worked with several divisions of CDOT to identify preliminary action steps that would need to be implemented to achieve the goals in Governor Ritter's executive order on greening state government by 2012. ACE also developed an implementation plan that recommended green action steps pertaining to the recent greening requirements as well as previously enacted state agency greening requirements.
Specifically, the project focused on developing an action plan to reduce consumption of energy, water, and paper as well as petroleum use in state vehicles. This project was performed as a subcontractor.