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2004 award winners

  • Aspen Skiing Company , for their industry leading efforts in energy and water conservation, greenhouse gas emission strategies, sustainable design of facilities, and voluntary employee contributions to environmental projects totaling more than $700,000.
  • Jay Clapper of Wray, Colorado, for his efforts to secure funding for and construction of a wind turbine to help his financially strapped school save money while helping his community use renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle, Boulder, for his innovative efforts to make community recycling a daily reality at both the commercial and residential levels, to shape new policies for landfills, and to increase manufacturer's responsibility for the effects of their products.

Electronic Media

  • Jinah Kim, KUSA-TV, Channel 9, Denver for a series of segments on recycling, uses for waste products, and how much in her own office could be recycled.

Print Media

  • Jerd Smith and Todd Hartman for "The Last Drop," a five part series on a range of water issues in Colorado.
  • Allen Best and the Vail Daily for a seven part series on global warming and its potential effect on winter recreation economies.

Special Recognition

  • cityWild , a northwest Denver nonprofit that provides low income, at risk culturally diverse middle and high school aged youth with outdoor and environmentally based learning opportunities to promote themes of personal empowerment, leadership, and community participation. 

Distinguished Service Award

  • Albert G. Melcher | 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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