Climate Agency Opens Shop in Denver

A high-profile appointment highlights the launch of Denver's new Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency.

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February 26, 2020, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has appointed Grace Rink as the first executive director of the newly formed Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency.

"Rink and the new climate agency will work to engage the community in efforts to reduce the carbon footprint, safeguard historically marginalized communities of color who are disproportionally affected by the health impacts of climate change, power Denver with 100 percent renewable electricity, and ensure environmental justice and equity as Denver transitions to carbon-free energy and transportation systems," according to a staff report published by Colorado Community Media.

Prior to joining the city of Denver, Rink was president and CEO of Quercus Consulting, the top-grossing woman-owned sustainability consulting firm in the Chicago metropolitan area. 

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