🏅 Three Denver schools awarded national honor
Six Colorado schools were recently named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. This prestigious honor was awarded to 325 schools nationwide, signifying the recipients as some of the highest-performing institutions in their respective states. Three of the six Colorado winners were from the Denver Public Schools district: McKinley-Thatcher Elementary, William Roberts ECE-8, and Carson Elementary. Congrats! [Denver Post]
👉 What you can do: See the other Colorado winners.
🍽️ Restaurants prepare for cold weather, Delta concerns
On Monday, a $1 million grant through the Colorado Restaurant Association passed an initial vote with City Council, with the final vote slated for Sept. 27. The grant, funded by federal relief money, would be dispersed to local restaurants in allotments as large as $10,000 and serve as a cushion for restaurants as weather begins to cool and concern over Delta continues. Denver’s ordinance allowing restaurants to host patrons on streets and sidewalks was extended through October of next year. [Axios Denver]
♻️ A new program for a more sustainable Denver
Ridwell, a brand new recycling program that launched in Denver earlier this year, aims to make getting rid of things like dead batteries, old clothes, and light bulbs a little easier — ’cause local curbside bins don’t accept them, and let’s be honest, no one really knows what to do with them. Ridwell takes all of those things (and more) to be properly recycled through a bi-weekly, door-to-door subscription service with pricing dependent on each neighborhood. [303 Magazine]
👉 What you can do: Check out Ridwell’s offerings.