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2001 award winners

  • KUSA-TV, Channel 9 , for significant and continuing coverage of issues related to sustainable development including growth, water, pollution and transportation.
  • Dan England, Greeley Tribune, for a special section on the challenges and considerations on planning for growth.
  • Women’s Bean Project , Denver, for addressing the social equity component of sustainable principles by providing a stepping stone toward economic self-sufficiency for women who come from backgrounds of poverty and displacement .
  • High Country Citizen’s Alliance , Crested Butte, for creating programs, events, workshops and strategies to blend environmentally sound strategies with traditional ways of life and economic sustainability.
  • BigHorn Home Improvement Center , Silverthorne, for conceptualizing, designing and constructing a retail home improvement center by using a whole building approach incorporating the site, materials, windows, walls, electrical and mechanical systems for maximum energy efficiency. It has been named by the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment as one of the top ten buildings in the world whose design protects and enhances the environment.
  • Denver Urban Gardens , for creating and sustaining more than 70 community gardens in the Denver metro area. The organic gardens are on previously vacant derelict lots and are accessible to people of all ages, incomes and ethnicities. In addition to the quality of the food and food and flowers grown there, one user said, “I like it because there are birds and butterflies.”
  • Delta–Montrose Electric Association , for pioneering propane powered fuel cells and providing area customers with the option of using a geo-thermal heat pump to heat and cool residences. Cost for a 2,000 square foot house using standard propane…$2, 645. Using a geothermal coupling…..$1,600. DMEA also believes in the future of distributed generation which would reduce the need for central power stations like those at Craig and huge transmission lines to ship the energy. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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