«Resource Guide for Visiting Club Sports Teams Club Sports at University of Colorado, Boulder TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION.. 10 GUIDELINES OF TRAVEL ...»
Rental Cars Enterprise 6900 Tower Rd Denver, CO (303) 371-6850 1-800-261-7331 Enterprise Rent-A-Car is collectively going green and has many plans planned within the next five years. Starting in 2010, Enterprise committed to a five-year plan to cut energy use and cost by 20%. By 2015, Enterprise wishes to reduce their carbon footprint by 15%, implement 100% fuel shuttle buses, and put $150 million towards sustainable construction. Enterprise is part of the Carbon Offset Program that offers costumers the choice to rent a Hybrid car to offset carbon dioxide emissions generated by an average car. In 2007, Enterprise pledged to plant 50 million trees. Since the pledge, they have planted over seven million. Additionally, Enterprise works with scientists to research and develop next generation biofuels that will ultimately help our environmental impact.
Hertz 24890 E 78th Avenue Denver, CO 80249 (303) 342-3800 1-800-654-3131
Charter Bus Service(s) Horizon Coach Lines (800) 544-0739 Horizons Coach Lines has services across the United States and in British Columbia.
These states include California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Houston, Washington, and Washington DC. After each trip Horizon offers a costumer to offset their travel through their Carbon Offset Shuttle Program by computing the number of gallons of diesel each bus burned and the number of numeric tons each bus emitted. The office at each Horizon location practices recycling and energy efficiency. The company also purchases Ultra-LowSulfur Diesel, which if implemented nationwide could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.
Traveling From Denver International Airport: travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
Highway vehicles are one of many sources of pollution that affects air quality causing damage to human and environmental health. Accelerating slowly and smoothly, driving the speed limit, anticipating your stop sand starts, reducing your time spent idling (no more than 30 seconds), and reducing the weight of your vehicle are easy steps you can take to cut your emissions and save money. Please learn the most efficient way to get to and from different locations and spend time researching back roads to avoid traffic jams on major highways. Listed below are two routes to access Boulder from DIA.
Exit DIA on Pena Boulevard. Continue until you reach I-70 west. Take I-70 west to the I-270 north exit toward Fort Collins. Take I-270 north to the U.S. Hwy 36 west exit, toward Boulder.
Continue on Hwy 36 to Boulder.
Or Take the toll road exit, E-470 north from Pena Boulevard to the Northwest Parkway towards Broomfield connecting to U.S. 36. Continue west on Hwy 36 toward Boulder. The toll road costs $6.00 one-way.
Although more expensive, the toll road is the most environmentally responsible method to access Boulder from DIA. The toll road is traffic free, making for a very easy and carefree drive to Boulder. A traveler emits more greenhouse gas emissions by driving I-70 to Boulder
MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS: Seek out destinations or companies that engage in energy efficiency or recycling programs and that take actions to preserve their communities and the natural environment.
For teams visiting University of Colorado, Boulder we ask you to make informed decisions about where you stay and eat. We have provided a list of lodging and food offerings in Boulder that accommodate a traveling team and practice sustainability. Please make green decisions at the location you choose.
If the hotels listed do not fit your needs, ask the front desk of a hotel that does fit your needs what green initiatives they preform.
Example questions are listed:
Is your hotel a member of the Green Hotels Association?
Is your hotel LEED certified?
Do you participate in a Linen-Reuse program or any sustainable practice your costumers can decide to be a part of?
Do you use local maintenance, electric, or plumbing companies to upkeep the building?
Do you have a recycling program?
What is the hotel’s energy plan?
After the list of lodging, you can find a list of “on the go” eateries and chain restaurants in Boulder that support the local community and implement sustainable practices. We understand that traveling teams sometimes have no choice but to eat on the go due to time availability and finances.
A price scale is provided:
$ - Inexpensive $$ - Moderately Expensive $$$ - Expensive The Millennium Harvest House ($$) 1345 28th Street Boulder, CO (303) 443-3850 The Millennium Hotel is currently undergoing renovations to update their facility and diminish their environmental impact. New renovations include energy efficient lighting in all of the guestrooms and corridors, a 98% efficient domestic hot water boiler, an insulated energy efficient roof, elevator modernization that will save energy, and a solar panel rooftop audit. The Millennium Hotel also has a “no food wasting” policy, where all leftover food is given to the
Best Western Plus Boulder Inn ($$) 770 28th Street Boulder, CO 80303-2343 (303) 449-3800 Best Western Plus Boulder Inn goes above and beyond to minimize the hotel and guest’s environmental impact. The solar panels on the inn’s roof saves roughly 28,694 kWh of energy per year and provides about 25% of the hotel’s overall electrical needs, making it the most solar powered hotel in Boulder. The Best Western’s lobby is equipped with LED lighting and all disposable dishware is made from recycled paper. The hotel also has a single stream recycling program, dual flush system in most rooms, and provides complimentary bike availability to guests. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, free bike loan program, seasonal heated pool, hot tub, free parking, a business center, and meeting facilities. The Best Western Hotel is 1.2 miles from the CU’s Kittredge Field.
Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek ($$) 2020 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO (303) 449-7550 iStayGreen.com awarded the Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek a 3 (out of 5) Green Eco-Leaf Rating for the property’s eco-friendly initiatives. The property installed 112 solar panels that save 28,312 kWh of electricity per year and uses energy efficient light bulbs. The hotel also has a composting availability, complimentary bicycle program, motion sensor lighting in distinct locations, low flow showerheads and faucets, dual flush toilets, and a recycling program. The hotel also offers a complimentary hot breakfast, indoor swimming pool, laundry services, free parking, free Internet, and a business center. The Quality Inn & Suites is 1.5 miles from CU’s Kittredge Field.
Beau Jo’s Pizza ($$) 2690 Baseline Boulder, CO 80305 (303) 554-5312 Beau Jo’s offers delicious, unique pizza and a fun atmosphere for large dinner parties.
Unlike most restaurants, Beau Jo’s offers free e-car charging stations that are powered by wind
The Cheesecake Factory ($$) 1401 Pearl Street #100 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 546-0222 When eating sustainably, we encourage visiting teams to eat at locally established restaurants, but we also understand the difficulty in finding reasonably priced restaurants that can host large parties. The Cheesecake Factory is one of few chain restaurants that implements green initiatives in its company. The Cheesecake Factory has established recycling programs and uses organic digesters (devices that compost organic matter), biodegradable packaging, and solar water heating in select restaurants. The restaurant also wishes to move towards paper-less electronic invoice processing and energy saving efforts.
Chipotle Mexican Grill ($) 1650 28th Street #1224 1919 Pearl Street Boulder, CO Boulder, CO (303) 554-9383 (720) 398-8331 Similar to The Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle is a chain establishment that incorporates some green initiatives. Chipotle’s restaurants in Gurnee, IL and Minnetonka, MN are registered with the United States Green Building Council. In fact, the Gurnee location is LEED certified (platinum). Recycling is available in every restaurant and 40 percent of their beans are organically grown. The company also implemented a Food With Integrity standard and a set of guidelines that they define as “local.” Garbanzo ($) 1905 29th Street Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 974-6600 Garbanzo is a counter-order Mediterranean grill that is extremely vegetarian friendly.
Garbanzo sponsors and donates to nonprofit organizations that support the environment and healthy living activities with youth involvement and advancement, community improvement projects, and the arts. Garbanzo also composts out of their kitchen and practices recycling. If your team is wishing to have food catered to them, contact the store manager for pricing options and variability for large groups.
Larkburger ($) 2525 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-1487
ModMarket ($) 1600 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 440-0476 ModMarket is located in 29th street mall with shops and abundant parking. ModMarket serves fresh soups, salads, and sandwiches, and is a great option for a quick lunch or dinner. The restaurant strives to sustain a healthy diet and environment and to be a “sustainable pillar” in every community they serve. Modmarket uses compostable containers and tries to purchase Colorado produce when available. The restaurant also changes their menu to accommodate the seasons and where their food is coming from. Call the manager on duty (John) for pricing options and variability for large groups.
Native Foods Café ($$) 1675 29th Street Suite 1272 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 442-0213 Native Foods Café’s menu offers a variety of options. The menu consists of salads, sandwiches, and rice bowls. Their entire menu is non-dairy and vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Twice a month, the café donates to different organizations that they believe to be locally active in the community. Their mission, as stated on their website, is to support global and community causes that (1) promote compassion to all living things; (2) provide for a healthier planet; (3) provide healthier food options for everyone.
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant ($$) 1101 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-3690 Located a block from Pearl Street Mall, “The Rio” is a great option for large dinner parties. The Rio believes in giving back to the community by supporting local organizations, such as Project Angel Heart, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder Public Library, Food Bank of the Rockies, and H.O.L.A. The Rio recycles, composts, and tries to obtain the majority of their ingredients locally. The Mexican restaurant is also a scratch kitchen, meaning they make everything in house, from the bottom up!
Please remember you are a representative of your University and individual club sport.
Please respect the locals, understand the hospitality provided, and always be thankful. The community of CU appreciates your efforts to keep our facilities clean and/or cleaner than you found them.
Part of being a good guest is taking advantage of what the Club Sports Program at CU has to offer. For all contact sporting events hosted by CU, an athletic trainer and water jugs will be provided. Please seek out staff to answer any questions you may have. If needed, listed below is the location and contact information of the local hospital. Boulder Community Hospital is the closest 24-hour emergency service.
Boulder Community Hospital 1100 Balsam Avenue Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 440-2273 SUPPORT LOCALS: As a visitor, the money you spend on your trips can help support the local artisans, farmers, and business owners whose livelihoods depend on tourism.
Supporting locals in any community largely contributes to the communities’ well-being, independent growth, and originality. Specifically for traveling teams, this means choosing restaurants that are unique to Boulder and affordable. Different from the restaurants listed above in “MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS”, the eateries below provide a dining experience that cannot be duplicated. For the sit down restaurants listed, we ask large groups to please call in advance to reserve seating.
A pricing scale is provided:
$ - Inexpensive $$ - Moderately Expensive $$$ - Expensive The Corner ($) 1100 13th Street Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 398-8331 The Corner is a great breakfast, lunch, or quick dinner joint located on the corner of 13th St. and College. The Corner’s local suppliers are Ozo Coffee (Boulder), Spruce Confections (Boulder), Red Bird Chicken (Englewood), and Big Daddy Bagels (Boulder). Their menu also offers gluten free, vegetarian, and dairy-free options.
Foolish Craig’s ($$) 1611 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 247-9383 As featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Foolish Craig’s offers delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, entrees and their famous crepe selection. Foolish Craig’s practices recycling and purchases some of their ingredients locally. Local suppliers are Nest Fresh Eggs (Denver), Boulder Organic Fair Trade Coffee (Boulder), Eco-Products, Morning Fresh Dairy (Bellvue), and Colorado raised Certified Angus Beef (Amherst).
Half Fast Subs ($) 1215 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 449-1487 Half Fast Subs has the largest sandwich menu in Boulder, including a lengthy vegetarian section. Half Fast is independently owned and practices recycling. During their happy hour, on Monday – Saturday from 4-7pm, all 7" subs are only $4.95. Half Fast also caters and delivers for large parties of 10 or more.
Pasta Jay’s ($$) 1001 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-5800 Pasta Jay’s is an Italian restaurant locally owned by a former CU student. Pasta Jay’s is a great option for large parties, as they can serve 50-200 people with a timely reservation.