January 22, 2020
Solar Power and Sustainability Update
Here at MCA Denver we’re doing our best to reduce our carbon footprint and become more environmentally conscious. Fun fact about us: we are a LEED certified institution. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program, and we’re proud to have a building that meets those standards. In May of 2019, we began a partnership that supports local solar development by helping to grow solar gardens.
Since we started the initiative we have avoided 355,886 pounds of CO2, which is equivalent to 35 passenger vehicles not driven or 176,616 pounds of coal not burned.
We’ve also made changes in our Cafe and Bar to become more sustainable. Our Cafe and Bar manager, Casey, says,
"We switched from using plastic cutlery and plastic plates to all reusable stainless, wood, and ceramic. We have significantly reduced our food waste by purchasing in smaller quantities from local vendors; this has helped us to further our support of our local growers/producers as well! We will be switching to all compostable paper straws by the summer."
We can always be doing more to take care of our environment, but we’re excited about the changes we’ve made to ensure we’re doing our part to become more sustainable and reduce our environmental impact!