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Kicking Denver Startup Week Sustainability Efforts Up a Notch in 2019

With Denver’s waste diversion rate hovering around 20 percent and the popularity of Denver Startup Week exploding to more than 20,000 annual participants, it is incredibly important that we come together to reduce our environmental footprint at the 2019 event.


Last year a few sustainability pioneers gathered to set A Bold Sustainability Vision For Denver Startup Week; in 2019, we’re joining forces with more sustainability partners to kick the efforts up a notch.


With leadership from Colorado State University, Cottonwood Institute, B.Green Events, we are committed to helping the largest free entrepreneurship event in North America also become the most environmentally sustainable.


As Denver Startup Week’s first-ever Sustainability Partner, CSU is sponsoring this year’s sustainability initiatives: working with Eco-Cycle to recycle or compost as much event waste as possible at Basecamp Powered by Chase Ink, and providing Green Venue kits for up to 20 downtown venues that opt in to support the cause. Each kit will include zero waste signage and guidelines, sustainable swag from CSU and other partners, Green Team t-shirts, and other incentives and resources to incentivize sustainable behaviors in 2019.


Denver Startup Week wouldn’t happen without business stepping up to host hundreds of sessions, and this year we’re making it easier for businesses to minimize their environmental impact.


The 20,000+ participants will be encouraged to use alternative transportation, bring reusable water bottles and coffee mugs, and recycle or compost their waste to help make Denver Startup Week 2019 the most sustainable entrepreneurial event in North America.


A huge shout-out to Downtown Denver Partnership and LaCome Events for their leadership and partnership, as well!

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