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Environmental Sustainability Specialist Position Opening with Denver International Airport

The Denver International Airport is seeking an Environmental Sustainability Specialist. This position implements DEN’s sustainability and environmental programs for operational compliance and contributes to their continuous improvement. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Leads DEN’s solid waste diversion program including management of our facility wide waste management and diversion contract. This contract is an almost $2M waste hauling contract at the 3rd busiest airport in the world. Successful coordination of the contract requires extensive attention to detail, ability to get stakeholders to meet commitments, adhering to DEN contractual requirements, and exploring ways to enhance service levels and drive waste diversion. This work includes hands on work in the field at DEN.
  • Implements all manner of solid waste diversion programs including recycling of single stream materials, compost collection, food donation, plastic film and wooden pallets collection, etc.
  • Acts as a creative thinker to further develop and expand the waste diversion programs at DEN. You will need to work creatively and persistently to streamline processes, pilot new programs, apply for grant opportunities, and report on waste diversion metrics in support of DEN’s diversion goals.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for DEN’s robust Construction and Demolition/Deconstruction program that includes extensive concrete and asphalt recycling. Supports special initiatives conducted on a project by project basis under the LEED framework.
  • Coordinates program implementation with numerous and diverse internal and external stakeholders, including airlines, restaurants/concessionaires, city employees, and the traveling public. Facilitates specialized environmental or public health initiatives, projects, or programs and makes policy recommendations to internal and external stakeholders by establishing and achieving objectives. Conducts needs assessments and directs evaluation to ensure program is achieving its objectives. Determines and implements changes to policies and procedures based on feedback from stakeholders.

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City & County of Denver is looking for a Manager of Zero Waste & Circular Economy

Climate disruption is here. It is past time for Denver to aim for zero waste citywide, build a circular economy, and implement the policies and programs envisioned in the Sustainable Resource Management Plan. City & County of Denver- Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) is seeking a Manager of Zero Waste and Circular Economy to lead this work while prioritizing stakeholder engagement, local end market development, internal sustainable purchasing practices, and policy and programs that focus on reducing consumption and waste generation through reuse and repair systems.

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City of Greeley RFP posting for a Waste Characterization Study

The Waste Characterization tasks outlined within this RFP will play a significant role in informing the overall goals and objectives outlined in our Waste Diversion Study. Please find an overview of these goals and objectives below:

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Colorado Circular Economy Development Center Request for Proposals

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FRWD board of directors now accepting applications

The Front Range Waste Diversion Enterprise (FRWD) board of directors is now accepting applications! Join this important board to provide grant funds and technical assistance to Front Range communities to increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction.

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Perks Deconstruction is looking for a Crew Foreman

Perks Deconstruction is looking for an experienced, motivated, and organized Crew Foreman to lead our team of general laborers and collaborate with our project manager to complete the scope of work for deconstruction projects from small kitchen and bath remodels to large, multi-week, full house deconstruction projects. Perks Deconstruction is committed to improving sustainability of the construction world by reducing the amount of waste lost everyday in landfills. We take a surgical approach to demolition in order to salvage and recycle building materials, diverting waste to strategic partners to find life once again. Candidates should share this alignment and be problem solvers and critical thinkers, highly communicative, and able to anticipate and mitigate safety issues. Required: 3 years experience in construction with an understanding of structural and non-structural demolition, skid steer and forklift operation experience, framing experience, OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training. Employment begins immediately. Position is full time and in person at job sites. Compensation: $25 - $30/hour to start, Medical/Dental/Vision benefits,  8 Company paid holidays, and 10 days paid vacation in the first year of employment. Up to $5000 performance bonus potential. Please send resume and three professional references to apply.

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