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The Alliance harnesses the power of social and environmental movements to transform the systems that shape our lives. Explore articles about our impact below! 

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How Denver developers are dealing with climate change—and helping their bottom line

Denver 7 & CPR News
October 16, 2023

This week on Real Talk with Denver7 and CPR News: Denver heat islands and what’s being done to cool them, plus what Denver developers are doing that both helps the climate—and boosts the bottom line.

In the Field: Facility Manager Mary Gloven

Nexus Labs
June 4, 2023

In The Field features real people working in the smart building industry. Episode 146 is a conversation with Mary Gloven from The Alliance for Collective Action.

Focusing on Soil Health Helps Colorado Farmers Adapt to Climate Changes

Farm Flavor
May 18, 2023

The Coalition for a Regenerative Future assists landowners to incorporate regenerative agriculture methods throughout the state.

Suncor's Refinery Has Been Around Since the 1930s, and Commerce City Residents Are Ready to Move On

April 4, 2023

Commerce City residents gathered on March 30 to reimagine the future of their city without its most infamous landmark: the Suncor oil refinery.

Harnessing the Pandemic Chaos to Birth Empowering Solutions

Business Leaders with Soul
February 15, 2023

In this show, Brenna Simmons-St. Onge, Executive Director of The Alliance Center, shares stories of victory and collaborative regeneration during these chaotic times.

The 11 Best Coworking Spaces in Denver

Commercial Search
May 5, 2022

If you’re looking for a coworking space in Denver, look no further than CommercialSearch’s 11 Best Coworking Spaces in Denver.

Changing the Climate #100 – Brenna Simmons-St. Onge

Changing the Climate
February 11, 2022

Brenna Simmons-St. Onge is the Executive Director of The Alliance Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower explorers and innovators to work at the leading edge of sustainability to support a healthy planet, a strong democracy and a thriving economy.

Systemically building a regenerative future

The Elements of Being
November 30, 2021

In this interview with Alliance Executive Director Brenna Simmons-St.Onge, we break down the concept of a regenerative future and the individual and social efforts required for systems-level change.

Temperatures can vary up to 7° from one Denver neighborhood to another

9 News
August 20, 2021

9 News explores the heat island effect and how buildings like The Alliance Center do their part to tackle the climate crisis.

How a growing Colorado population is impacting changes in climate

9 News
August 13 2021

9 News explores sustainability solutions to the growing pains of the state of Colorado.

At the Crest: Innovation in the Built Environment

International Facility Management Association
July 7, 2021

The IFMJ’s Facility Management Journal  explores The Alliance Center pioneering efforts to utilize buildings as a tool for both environmental and occupant wellbeing.

During extreme heat, Denver company uses electric cars to help cool its building

Rocky Mountain PBS
July 3. 2021

The Alliance Center uses power from an electric vehicle to help cool the building during extreme heat.

Colorado's Alliance Center is Driving a Sustainable Future
June 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of local, national and international cooperation between people and organizations. In this episode, Brenna Simmons-St. Onge from The Alliance Center talks about the importance of the commune and the power of discussion.

Nation’s first electric carshare vehicle-to-building (V2B) technology

Colorado CarShare
March 11, 2021

Colorado CarShare and The Alliance Center are excited to announce a partnership that will improve community mobility while reducing carbon and costs!

Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) Technology Coming to Downtown Denver

Fermata Energy
January 5, 2021

A partnership between The Alliance Center and Fermata Energy will result in reduced energy costs. 

This story was featured in Environment + Energy Leader, Power Mag, Renewable Energy World, Clean Technica, For Construction Pros, Utility Dive, Fleet Forward and Facilities Net.

The Alliance Center leading Colorado’s Regenerative Recovery Coalition

Global Newswire
November 11, 2020

Through convenings of Colorado’s brightest minds and a coalition to put solutions into action, The Alliance Center is ready to build Colorado forward.

On Philanthropy: Encouraging donors to ask questions about nonprofits’ climate impact

The Denver Post
May 10, 2020

Three Colorado-based nonprofits lead the charge on climate change, including The Alliance Center, for mobilizing nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and community members to collaboratively create sustainability-focused solutions.

Philanthropy 2020: Meaningfully impacted by politics, tax law and climate change

The Denver Post
January 12, 2020

Bruce Deboskey outlines giving trends for 2020 and highlights The Alliance as a nonprofit to consider supporting.

Building Tenants Have Surprising Amount of Energy Management Control

Environment + Energy Leader
May 20, 2019

Bruce Deboskey outlines giving trends for 2020 and highlights The Alliance as a nonprofit to consider supporting.

With Electric Vehicle Mandate, Polis Takes “Small Step” Toward Aggressive Climate Action

January 18, 2019

Governor Jared Polis signed his first Executive Order at The Alliance Center. The Order directs the Department of Colorado Health and Environment to adopt a Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate.

Sustainability Nonprofit The Alliance Center Showcases Colorado’s EV Future

January 16, 2019

Our Director of Building Operations, Chris Bowyer, was featured in ChargePoint’s blog for The Alliance Center’s commitment to demonstrating sustainability through our building.

On Philanthropy predictions for 2019: Economic and political volatility will impact giving world

The Denver Post
January 13, 2019

The Alliance Center is listed as a local Denver nonprofit working to tackle the challenges of climate change.

Denver is coming together to tackle its environmental challenges at the Sustainability Summit

Your City Now
November 30, 2018

Executive Director Brenna Simmons-St. Onge spoke with Your City Now about the growth of the Sustainability Summit since its inception.

Collective Conscious

Modern in Denver
April 21, 2018

Explore The Alliance Center’s architectural design, green building practices and our focus on providing a collaborative, impactful workspace.

From Warehouse to Wired Green Workspace

January 25, 2018

The Alliance Center offers a model for how aging buildings can be transformed into thriving, sustainability-focused, collaborative workspaces.

Colorado governor releases state’s electric vehicle plans, saying “we know that we can have a cleaner option”

The Denver Post
January 24, 2018

During his announcement at The Alliance Center on Wednesday, January 23rd, Governor Hickenlooper released broad plans to boost the state’s already booming electric vehicle market.

An Update On Denver’s Sustainability Goals

303 Magazine
January 24, 2018

On the evening of January 17th, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and other city officials gathered here at The Alliance Center to discuss Denver’s Climate Action Plan with the public.

Why Corporate Sustainability Should Matter to Recruiters
January 16, 2018

Corporate sustainability—a strategy that takes into account how a business operates in ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic realms—can have a positive ripple effect on the environment, the economy and our communities. Learn more about how The Alliance Center is walking the walk of corporate social responsibility.

How to set up a public electric vehicle charging station, the fast charging edition

November 14, 2017

Corporate sustainability—a strategy that takes into account how a business operates in ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic realms—can have a positive ripple effect on the environment, the economy and our communities. Learn more about how The Alliance Center is walking the walk of corporate social responsibility.

SSPR launches Conscious Capitalism program

The Colorado Springs Business Journal
October 5, 2017

SSPR is launching its Conscious Capitalism program and providing pro bono work for Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

Local Media Organizations Announce “Colorado Media Alliance”

July 3, 2017

The Open Media Foundation, KGNU, Colorado Independent, and a dozen broadcasting, print, online and community organizations like Common Cause are founding members of the Colorado Media Alliance. The group was initially convened in 2015 by John Powers and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

A Green Mentality—Colorado’s Other Claim To Fame

Anita Turner's Insights
June 17, 2017

Learn how The Alliance Center’s green building practices compare with other collaborative working spaces across the country.