Individuals living in areas with higher rates of air pollution are at a greater risk of dying from COVID-19, according to a new nationwide study.[1] The study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, collected data from over 3,000 counties nationwide, comparing long-term exposure to particulate air pollution to rates…

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Groundwork Denver is filled to the brim with staff who are just as passionate as they are committed to fulfilling the mission of the nonprofit organization. Take Sandra “Sandy” Douglas for example, who has served as the ParkRx Program Manager for GWD since the summer of 2016. ParkRx, also referred to as Park prescription, is…

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The following is a story provided by Brendan Teck, an intern holding the position of Volunteer Outreach and Communications Assistant at Groundwork Denver during the summer of 2018. Brendan Teck was selected to intern with Groundwork Denver through The Denver Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship Program.   Today, we often think of young people as individuals who…

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It was a hot sunny day, temperatures rising above the 90’s, and though conditions like these would normally prevent people from going outside, that was not the case for Leonor Perez. At Mestizo-Curtis Park, located in the Five Points neighborhood as Denver’s oldest park, Leonor found herself taking lead in bettering her health with the…

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Join a citizen science study in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods! While in this science study group, you’ll learn about the air that you and your family breathe and discover ways to take action to protect your health while exploring how to decrease your exposure to air pollution. Participants need to be at least 18 years…

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Nine years in the making, Platte Farm Open Space (PFOS) is an example of why persistence pays off. On April 24th, Groundwork Denver, along with the City of Denver Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, and Councilwoman Robin Kniech hosted a meeting to update the public on the brownfield-to-open space project that Globeville…

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Groundwork Denver is pleased to announce that Cindy Chang has been named Executive Director. Cindy possesses an analytical mind and has experience with project management and execution, fundraising, and organizational development. She is an agile leader with a proven ability to navigate complex systems of private, public, and nonprofit partnerships and is certain to provide Groundwork…

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