2009 Energy Conservation ReWard Winner
Hogan & Hartson LLP
Boulder associates, Dennis Arfmann and Adrian Eissler, started a “Green Team” at the office of international law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP, and after only a year reported a 20% reduction in office energy usage. Inspired by their own success, in 2008, Hogan & Hartson partnered with the city of Boulder to create the 10 for Change program designed to challenge other local businesses to reduce their energy consumption by 10% annually. The Boulder office has also joined The Climate Registry – the only law firm to register GHG emissions as a Climate Leader. To date, 51 companies have taken the 10 for change challenge. Learn how your business can participate at 10forchange.net.
Left to right: Mark Monroe, Dennis Arfmann, & John Anderson
2009 Water Conservation ReWard Winner
Boulder Climate Change & Water Supply Team
The Boulder Climate Change and Water Supply Team conducted an innovative study that integrated water management & climate change projection models, population growth in Boulder, and demand changes for crop irrigation, with a resulting report titled “The Potential Consequences of Climate Change for Boulder Colorado’s Water Supplies.” The report provides a pro-active framework for other cities to model after and add to as they prepare for the anticipated impacts of climate change to municipal water supply. View the report here.
Left to right: Lee Rosaklis, Mark Monroe, & Joel Smith
2009Waste Reduction ReWard Winner
In 2008 Amgen Colorado created a green site team called GROW (Getting Rid of Waste) to catalogue their internal waste streams and develop strategies to divert, reduce, or reuse these materials. Through an employee awareness campaign designed to drive behavioral changes that integrates waste diversion into every aspect of their business, Amgen has successfully recycled, reused, or composted more than 700,000 pounds of waste in just one year. As a result of efforts by the GROW team, Amgen has increased their solid waste diversion by 37%, reduced overall waste by nearly 34,000 pounds, prevented in excess of 3,000 cubic yards of methane gas emissions in landfills. Learn more at Amgen.com.
Left to right: Mark Monroe, Dave Bengston & Mark Ruzzin
2009 Community Conservation ReWard Winner
Boulder County recently launched the ground-breaking ClimateSmart Loan Program™, making available $40 million in loans specifically for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to homes and businesses in Boulder County. The innovative program offers affordable financing for homeowners and will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions – a major goal of the county’s Sustainable Energy Plan. Already, more than 394 households have applied for in excess of $6.6 million in financing during the first round of the loan program. Learn more at ClimateSmartLoanProgram.com.
Left to right: Cindy Domenico, Will Toor, Mark Monroe, Ann Livingston, Ben Pearlman, & Darren Johnston
2009 Boulder Rotary Our World Award Winners
Transition Boulder County is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to help rebuild Boulder County’s resilience and self-reliance in food, energy and its economy. The organization works to guide Boulder County in responding to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil and climate change. Building on their local success, some recent accomplishments include: serving as a regional hub to provide training, networking and support for more than a dozen local transition initiatives in cities throughout Colorado. Learn more at BoulderCountyGoingLocal.com