Sustainability Tips for Downtown Boulder Businesses

Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) is your one-stop-shop for business sustainability in Boulder County.  PACE provides:

  • Expert advising services
  • Assistance with rebates and financing
  • Certification and recognition for businesses’ achievements

PACE helps businesses save energy, reduce waste, conserve and protect water, and use alternative transportation.  PACE Business Sustainability Advisors work one-on-one with businesses and provide expert, customized assistance to help them reach their sustainability goals and gain recognition for their accomplishments.  PACE services are available at no cost to businesses in Boulder County. 

Join more than 3,700 businesses in Boulder County taking advantage of PACE services, supporting a strong economy and implementing environmentally sustainable practices in our community.  

Check out what businesses have to say about PACE: 

It's easy to get started with PACE - visit  or call 303-786-7223.

Boulder is quickly becoming a zero waste community. See these videos from the St Julien Hotel and University Bikes for more examples of downtown businesses going green:

Zero Waste Business in Boulder- St Julien Hotel and Spa from City of Boulder .

Zero Waste Business in Boulder- University Bicycles from City of Boulder .

Steps to take in getting your business signed-up for Zero Waste Services:

Sign up for waste hauling services, which include:
(1) Collection of ALL your discards (recycling, composting and other hard to throw away items).
(2) Education within your company to help you reduce costly waste in the first place.
(3) Promotion programs that let our community know about your commitment and successes.


*Maintenance of the Pearl Street Mall is done in the most environmental manner possible. Learn more about maintenance.

Join us a the following zero waste events produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc:

Taste of Pearl
Sunday, April 19 | 2 – 6 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond
An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail stores.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa).

Bands on the Bricks
Wednesday’s, June 10 – August 12 | 7 – 9 p.m. | 1300 Block of Pearl St.

For the past 14 summers, thousands of people head to Downtown Boulder every Wednesday evening to dance, picnic and listen to the best local bands along the Front Range.  In its 15th year, Bands on the Bricks will feature tunes that will make you want to move and grove! Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Pearl Street Arts Fest
Saturday, July 18 - Sunday, July 19 | Pearl Street
Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other.  Artists from around the country, demonstrations, workshops, food, drinks, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more!

Fashion's Night Out
Saturday, September 26 | 6 - 10 p.m. | Pearl Street & Beyond
From Manhattan to Milan, fashionistas from all walks of life come together to celebrate fashion. For another year, Downtown Boulder proudly celebrates with a kick-off fashion show event followed by special events in retail stores throughout the district.

Fall Fest
Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20 | Pearl Street

Downtown Boulder's Fall Festival has been one of Boulder's most beloved community celebrations . This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews, and live music with the the added excitement of a Children's Carnival and more than 30 artisan booths.


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