Colorado recognizes state businesses for commitment to sustainability

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DENVER (Sept. 22, 2022): The newly-formed Colorado Green Business Network is proud to announce that 42 Colorado companies have earned a spot as certified members. To certify, each of these companies demonstrated an impressive commitment to integrate sustainability into their daily operations. The Colorado Green Business Network community represents a diverse array of businesses across the state, large and small, that implement unique and inspiring projects to reduce their environmental impact. 

The Colorado Green Business Network recognizes companies as Bronze-, Silver- or Gold-level members for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and reaching toward the goal of true, operational sustainability. 

This year, there are 11 Bronze Members, 19 Silver Members, and 12 Gold Members. The Colorado Green Business Network replaces the Environmental Leadership Program. The 95 additional leadership program members will be recognized as Legacy Members. Legacy Members have one year to recertify as a Colorado Green Business Network member.  

In 2021 alone, business network members have saved more than 176.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity and generated another 27-million-kilowatt hours in solar power – equating to just over $15 million in avoided costs. Not only did members make an impact in resource reductions, but 37 members have also contributed to their communities by participating in clean-ups and improvement projects.

Three members, Apollo Energy, Dillon Amphitheater, and The Denver Foundation, made a commitment to eliminate single-use plastics by investing in reusable drink ware and water refill stations. Six other members --Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, the Denver International Airport, Dogwood Consulting, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Management and Engineering Services, and Mesa County Valley School District 51-- have made commitments to renewable energy through solar energy production, wind power renewable energy certificates, and energy offsets.

In a video, Gov. Jared Polis congratulated all of this year’s participants for going above and beyond in their sustainability journey. 

This year’s 2022 Colorado Green Business Network Recognition Event will take place from 1 - 3 p.m., Sept 30, in the Festival Plaza at Infinity Park Event Center, located at 4400 E Kentucky Ave, Glendale, CO 80246. Doors will open at 12:45. 

About CGBN

The Colorado Green Business Network is a voluntary program that encourages, supports and rewards organizations that make the move toward the goal of true, operational sustainability. The goal of the CGBN is to support organizations throughout the state 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. Any Colorado business, industry, office, educational institution, municipality, government agency, community, nonprofit, and organization is encouraged to apply for the Colorado Green Business Network. Interested prospects are welcome to reach out to Rayna Oliker, CGBN Administrator, at, or to visit the department’s website with any questions or for more information.