Climate & Sustainability
District 9 includes some of the most polluted neighborhoods in Denver. A history of environmental and institutional racist policies continues to pollute our air, land and water. We must focus earnestly on reducing the impacts of climate change on our families, our communities and the city at large.
Increase tree canopy
Implement City Forestry strategic plan with clear benchmarks for reducing the heat index effect. Determine if City Forestry is currently in the correct city department.
Energize Denver Task Force
Support large buildings transition from natural gas to electric heat pumps beginning 2025.
- Look at flexibility for rebates in residential transition to electric in D9 neighborhoods
- Collaborate with Mile High Youth Corps and Energy Outreach Colorado for Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) subsidies
- Seek CASR & DOTI flexibility on franchise fee dollars that support LEAP to see if additional funds can be scaled for Energize Denver funding for residents
Two-way energy usage
Increase energy solutions from solar panels. Share energy bi-product created as a percentage in the reduction of energy bills for low-income households.
Access to EV charging stations
Designate Welton Street corridor and Larimer Street in Five Points as EV charging hubs.
Pollinator gardens and reduction in non-native lawns
Provide incentives and resources for neighbors to plant pollinator gardens and reduce non-native lawns in new development.