In 2019, over 20 Metro Denver teams got together to make a difference!

Welcome to the home of the 2019 Green Team Accelerator Lab!

The Lab is a year-long incubator to help individuals across Metro Denver make a positive eco-impact by starting and growing thriving Green Teams! The Lab is facilitated by Joan Gregerson of Green Team Academy with support from city and nonprofit partners.

Discover more about us:
- Mission & Goals
- What We Do
- Apply to Join as Member or Guest
- Partners & Supporters
- Calendar 

Our Mission

The mission of the Green Team Accelerator Lab is to demonstrate how a year-long program can help individuals make a positive impact on the environment in their communities, including schools, neighborhoods, faith communities, businesses and anywhere people gather! 

Through our pilot program, share lessons learned and encourage others to implement a similar program to help sustainability go viral!

Our Goals

  • Train individuals to become confident, effective Green Team leaders.
  • Connect teams to other teams and partners to help them make a bigger impact faster.
  • Help Green Teams attract more members and partners.
  • Showcase existing sustainability sites and projects to demonstrate success.
  • Help teams implement projects and initiatives.
  • Document team results through written project profiles and videos.
  • Share lessons learned and results with decision makers 


Our Start

The idea for the Accelerator Lab came in November 2019. How can we build off the success of existing models like the Sustainable Neighborhoods Network and Certifiably Green Denver to offer a no-cost grassroots eco-leadership opportunity? How can we get sustainability to go viral? Those questions spurred the pilot project called the Green Team Accelerator Lab!

How the 2019 Accelerator Lab Works

The Green Team Accelerator Lab started with an application period beginning in December 2018. A total of 22 teams were accepted to the Lab to begin in 2019. 

The Lab kicked off in January 2019. We meet monthly for training, introduction to resources, and tours. Lab members are building connections with other teams, as well as nonprofits and city departments.  Lab members are collaborating on join projects including the Denver Compost Challenge.

The 2019 Lab ends with a commencement celebration on November 9, 2019 to summarize lessons learned, showcase results and discuss next steps.

Our 2019 Teams

Our 22 teams include neighborhoods, faith communities, businesses, schools and more, including:


Featured Projects

Find out how teams from the Green Team Accelerator Lab are working with Denver Recycles, Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods, Eco-Cycle and Denver Urban Gardens to promote composting!
Listen in to the Green Team Academy Podcast to hear how a Farmers Market is becoming a community gem:

Supporters

Thank you to our supporters for providing financial assistance, for helping make the Lab a success:

Special thanks to Sustainable Neighborhoods Denver for a generous sponsorship!

Partners

Thank you to our partners for helping spread the word and for providing resources and advising: