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Greenprint Denver at a Glance


In his State of the City address on July 12, 2006, Mayor Hickenlooper announced a long-term, citywide initiative called Greenprint Denver to promote the importance of sustainable development and ecologically-friendly practices throughout the community.

With a comprehensive action plan, the city aims to integrate environmental impact considerations into its programs and policies.  Below is a brief overview of the action items outlined by Greenprint Denver:

  • Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
  • Increase City Forest Coverage
  • Reduce Waste
  • Utilize Renewable Energies
  • Increase Green Built Affordable Housing
  • Implement City Green Building Policy
  • Expand City’s Green Motor Fleet
  • Promote and Leverage Mass Transit
  • Improve, Protect and Conserve Water
  • Promote Green Industry Economic Development

Click here to download the complete Greenprint Denver Action Agenda

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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