Project Angel Heart values operating in the most sustainable way possible in regards to our carbon footprint, in hopes of improving quality of life not just for our clients but for our organization and community as a whole.
Join the Effort!
If you currently receive multiple paper donation acknowledgments per year and would like to receive only one at the end of the year or receive your acknowledgments only electronically, please email
, Development Coordinator, to make that request.
If you enjoy gardening or find you have excess vegetables at the end of the season, find out how you can donate your home grown produce to Project Angel Heart. If you are interested in volunteering in sustainability related positions, check out our sustainability volunteer opportunities. Also, check out all the ways in which we've made our new home as green as possible.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas please contact
at 303-830-0202 x402.
Our Progress So Far….
- Began composting vegetable scraps, meat, and other biodegradable items, amounting to 18 cubic feet (several hundred pounds) of compost per week
- Designated a drawer of our copier for half-used paper, decreasing overall use of copy paper
- Took our grants record-keeping paperless
- Purchased twice as many Denver Urban Garden produce shares as in 2010 while also receiving donated produce from several DUG affiliates
- Streamlined our process for soliciting, collecting, and processing locally grown produce from local sources, including backyard gardeners
- Switched to half-used paper for all printing of meal delivery route and map sheets, ultimately buying 13% less fresh copy paper in 2011 than in 2010; the savings were used to purchase 30% recycled copy paper
- Began asking donors to go green by electing to receive acknowledgments electronically and/or at year’s end only, nearly 200 responded, resulting in hundreds of dollars of savings in printed letterhead and postage costs
- Saved approximately 8,600 miles driven per year through staff members working from home, biking, or using public transportation
- More than 5,000 lbs of fruits, vegetables, and herbs were donated to the Project Angel Heart kitchen from individuals gardeners, community gardens, and small farms, an estimated 50% increase over 2010 produce donations
- Chard, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and herbs have been planted. They continue to grow and are maintained by volunteers in the garden beds at Project Angel Heart's new facility.
- Project Angel Heart qualified as a Certifiably Green Denver partner program
- More to come!