Who is Certifiably Green Denver? | Certifiably Green Denver is a program managed by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. They offer free education and advising services to Denver’s business community to help run more sustainable businesses. They have a team of expert advisors who find opportunities in businesses to conserve resources while reducing costs and reach their business sustainability goals. For example, they offer business assessments to identify water conservation and energy-efficiency. Their primary goal is to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy efficiency and water conservation, and decrease the use of resources and generation of waste.

 

Getting Certified | We are proud to say that Serendipity Catering was the first caterer certified under the Certifiably Green Denver restaurant certification program. In order to become a Certified Green Business, CGD has developed industry-specific criteria that target environmental issues and concerns that include: energy efficiency, water conservation, resource management, transportation, and business management practices. There are currently 200 Certified Green Businesses in the CGD online Directory—and the list keeps growing! Find out more information on how to get your business on the list,here!

 

Thank You Certifiably Green Denver! | We were lucky to host a night of recognition and education for Certifiably Green Denver and the newest certified businesses. The list of the newest inductees included: Luxe de Vil Salon, Positive Impact Journey, Artifact Rising, Denver Relief Consulting, Wanderlust 108, South Shore Dental, Sesh Fest, Parkhill Home Tour and Street Fair, South by Southeast, Cattivella, Truck Stop, Denver Green Forum, Greater Park Hill Community, Zayo Group, United Club – East, United Club – West, Embassy Suites Denver Downtown and Great Divide Brewing Company.

 

Attendees enjoyed menu items featuring our local partners that included the Deconstructed Elvis Sandwich with Banana/Jalapeno Jam on Tenderbelly Pork Belly, Sous Vide Cauliflower Bites, Meatballs with Beet Goat Cheese Pesto, Mousse Towers and Avocado Key Lime Gluten Free Bars along with Colorado local drinks. Serendipity Executive Chef Patrick and Sous Chef James were in attendance to elaborate on the local partners we source from. Certifiably Green Denver also announced their big 2018 initiative to increase waste diversion and wasted food. They were able to provide sustainability education and information to businesses that are looking to get certified. We had a special surprise with US EPA Region 8’s Sustainability Guru, Virginia Till, in attendance to present Serendipity’s 2015 national award for our waste diversion efforts. Serendipity had a Sustainability Station to introduce (and provide samples) to guests to hydroponic microgreens from Infinite Harvest. Our Sustainability Project Manager Lisa went over our 2018 Serendipity Sustainability Calendar and the goals we have with different sustainability topics every month – so stay tuned for more!