Denver Colorado (October 2018)
Denver and Boulder Colorado are consistently rated among the most livable, sustainable, and vibrant cities in the United States and around the world. This trip focused on what makes them thrive environmentally, socially, and economically.
Participants met a diverse mix of environmental leaders including chefs, developers, activists, and politicians, including Denver's mayor. They saw Denver’s Union Station, an iconic train station transformed into a food hub and business incubator. Students traversed revitalized neighborhoods and see urban vitality through neighborhood agriculture projects, parks and public art. Sustainability as high-tech innovation was featured in a visit to Sony Panasonic’s new carbon-free Denver suburb. Scenic hiking and biking in Denver and Boulder allowed the students to see Colorado’s sustainability from multiple perspectives.
Theron Makley at the DenverNOW Panasonic facility talking with CSB/SJU students.
CSB/SJU students with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Tinianow.
CSB/SJU students with Dr. Matt Lindstrom, Dr. Ernie Diedrich, and Lindsey Wilson, the co-founder and marketing director for Selva Honey, a community-based, mission-driven venture that emerged from capstone graduate project aimed at forest protection, indigenous economic empowerment, and climate resilience in Mayan communities in Guatemala.