The Outlook Is Sunny

The local branch of Green Spaces, a New York-based start-up for start-ups, will celebrate going totally solar today with a grand reopening party at 9 a.m. at its headquarters, 1368 26th Street. Since 2009, the ecologically minded space has offered Denver entrepreneurs a shared place to work and grow their enterprises for reasonable weekly and monthly rates — all while keeping the earth in mind. Early efforts included offering wind-powered Internet in the 5,500-square-foot building made from reclaimed and recycled materials; now Green Spaces has made the transition to running on 100 percent solar-power-provided energy.

The free open house will showcase not just Green Spaces’ environmentally savvy building, but also the conscious businesses housed there. “It’s evolved into a community space,” says co-founder Jennie Nevin, “and we decided to do this reopening with all of our partners and members involved.” Companies specializing in earth-conscious car maintenance, renewable energy sources for home and office and low-impact building materials will participate in the day-long information session. And at 7 p.m., Green Spaces will host the Denver premiere of Economics of Happiness, a documentary on the movement toward economic globalization.

For more information, go to www.greenspaceshome.com.
Wed., Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 2011

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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