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.
Colorado Business Alliance of Sustainable Business Associations (CASBA)
Green Action Plans
As part of CASBA and in coordination with Greenprint Denver and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program, ACE volunteered its services to help develop green action plans for general businesses. The green actions plans were used at workshops that provided companies with the tools to create a list of actions to start their own path to sustainability.
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.
Go Green Assessment and Action Plan
ACE teamed with another sustainability firm to perform a site visit and interview various departments within the company to document existing operational processes and identify opportunities for change. Recommendations in the areas of waste reduction, energy use and conservation, chemical use, employee incentives, and marketing and communication were incorporated into a Go Green Action Plan.
Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Green Consulting Services
ACE performed a site visit and developed a Green Action Plan with recommendations to help reduce the environmental footprint of MHCD's office activities. ACE presented the results, along with some general sustainability education, to executive management. The Green Action Plan included recommendations relating to leadership, community involvement, education, energy consumption, water consumption, waste generation, environmentally preferrable purchasing, and fleet management.
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.
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.
Greening Research and Guidance
ACE provided research services to identify opportunities to green the restaurant industry through more sustainable practices. ACE provided an outline of potential improvements in the areas of energy consumption, water consumption, waste and recycling, composting, environmentally preferable products, and education.
Corporate Express US Inc.
Ecoffice Makeover Contest
ACE was one of three sustainability consulting firms hired by Corporate Express to recommend green office practices for implementation through their Ecoffice Makeover Contest winner.
Democratic National Convention (DNC)
In coordination with CASBA and the Denver 2008 Host Committee, ACE volunteered its services to help define sustainable business principles that were used to compile a green vendor listing for the DNC.