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2019 Sustainability Award winners

The Minuteman Press company in Lakewood converts the paper footprint of its clients into the planting of trees in a seamless process that offsets their paper consumption, and the company does it at no extra cost for their customers.


This inventive initiative is just one of this year’s winners of Lakewood’s Sustainability Awards, which have recognized residents, community members and organizations helping to create a more sustainability city for 12 years.


The owner of Minuteman Press, Michael Inzitari, launched the PrintReleaf platform in April 2018, and it enables customers such as Jeffco Public School to effortlessly have trees planted throughout world that are the equivalent of the paper consumed for the printing job. Since its inception, the company has had 151 trees planted, offsetting more than 1.25 million standard pages of paper.


Other winners include the Recycling in Green Mountain Schools project, the Fleischer Family Farm, the Mountair Park Community Farm, Dunstan Middle School kid-friendly version of Lakewood’s Sustainability Plan, Green Mountain Homeschoolers park pickup project, and Lakewood High School’s Environmental Club. Awards were also made to Lakewood employees for eco-friendly city initiatives. Details of all the winning projects are available at .


City Council will honor the winners on May 13 at the Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Parkway. A reception from 6 to 7 p.m. will be followed by the awards ceremony during the City Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 01, 2019