BikeDenver Executive Director Piep van Heuven said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to recognize the Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado for all they do to support sustainable practices, alternative transportation and especially bicycling! Their nationally reknowned building, The Alliance Center, houses over 32 non-profits whose employees find it easy and convenient to bike to work because of the center’s showers and interior bike racks. BikeDenver benefits from their advocacy efforts, the collaborative opportunities we enjoy as a tenant of the Alliance Center, (as well as a user of the showers and interior bike racks!), and through our ability to host important meetings and trainings at the Center. Most recently, the Alliance Center was host to two fall events including an Alliance for Biking and Walking “Winning Campaigns” training and a League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 training.”
The Alliance’s President and CEO John Powers says: “It’s an honor to be recognized by Bike Denver for bike-friendliness, a workplace ethic that the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado encourages all businesses to take to heart. Bike Denver is a valuable group to have in the Alliance Center’s collaborative space. Bike Denver helps educate Center tenants, their affiliates, influential visitors to the Center, and partners in the statewide sustainability network on biking as a real and significant transportation alternative to cars. Biking promotes health and reduces vehicle miles travelled. The Alliance is delighted to have Bike Denver be an important member of the team carrying the mantel of sustainability and making its worthy contribution to the key issue of transportation.”
A Brief History of the The Alliance Center: The Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado purchased a nearly 100 year old LoDo warehouse in 2004 and turned it into a model of high performance technologies and a collaborative hub named the “Alliance Center” that became one of two buildings in the world to earn two certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Located at 1536 Wynkoop Street, the Center provides offices, meeting space, and shared services to the community. Take a virtual tour to learn more about green building features here. For a recent example of the power of the Alliance Center and its tenants, click here.
BikeDenver’s Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) of the Month Awards help highlight organizations that are making standout contributions and offering great success stories from among BikeDenver’s Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) Program members. The BFB program, with 100 honorees to-date, recognizes businesses, organizations and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation in Denver. Since partnering in July of 2009 to launch the monthly awards program, Clif Bar and BikeDenver have recognized Watercourse Restaurant, Historic Denver’s Story Trek, Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, Jones Lang LaSalle, Human Powered Transit Authority, and the Denver Pavilions.
The Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado is a Colorado non-profit dedicated to advancing sustainability through collaboration among nonprofits, businesses, governments, and education. They work to advance economic, environmental, and social sustainability in Colorado by building cross-sector alliances and networks. The Alliance pursues sustainability through major programs that value education, coalition building, and the promotion of sustainable policies and practices. See their video here. www.sustainablecolorado.org
Clif Bar & Company started on a bike ride. Founder Gary took a bite of another energy bar and thought he could make a better bar. Today, Clif Bar is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks. www.clifbar.com
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. BikeDenver promotes and encourages bicycling in Denver and works to make Denver a better place to ride your bike. Why? Because it’s healthy for you, and healthy for Denver. www.bikedenver.org