🛫 DIA soon to be the “greenest airport in the world”?
On Monday, the Denver International Airport announced its intent to be “one of the greenest airports in the world,” starting with the two brand new solar farms currently being built on airport property. When finished, the project will result in more than 140 acres of solar panels generating enough electricity to power roughly 6,000 Denver homes, a feat that is projected to save the airport more than $3 million over 25 years. [CO Politics]
👉 What you can do: Read up on other ways DIA is going green.
💰 City allocates $10 million for supportive housing
Denver City Council unanimously approved $10 million in bonds to renovate The Forum Apartments near Civic Center Park, a 100-unit building complex that provides supportive housing to Denverites experiencing homelessness. The money will help replace the building’s heating and cooling systems, update furnishings, and improve shared spaces. The council also voted to keep the complex reserved for affordable housing for another 60 years. [Denverite]
✊ HelloFresh’s Aurora employees consider unionizing
Aurora-based HelloFresh employees will attempt to unionize later this month, citing low wages and unsafe working conditions. Since launching in Germany a decade ago, this marks the company’s first U.S. unionization attempt. Starting Oct. 28, staff will have until Nov. 22 to cast their votes. An in-person rally in Aurora is scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 10. [CPR]