Jessica George as Director of Green Spaces Denver!

Dear Green Spaces Friends, 

I am very pleased to announce that we have brought on Jessica George as the next Director of Green Spaces.  She brings an incredible and strong background of leadership in the sustainable community here in Denver and I have had the opportunity to work with her on many partnership projects over the years.  She will be managing our Community Coordinators, the Ambassador program and the overall space going forward. 

A little more on her background below... 

 

Moving to Colorado in 2007 from San Francisco, Jessica slowly began a switch from her 10-year career as a Technical Writer to more meaningful employment. Since deciding to make the change, she has worked in sales, development, and director roles for a plethora of local nonprofit and social impact companies, such as Grant Family Farms, The Local Food Shift, Veterans to Farmers, Waste Farmers, and Open Media Foundation. Jessica has served as Communication Co-Chair on the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, founding Board Member of Revision, and Board Member of the Denver Voice. 

Jessica currently spends her free time as Board Chair of Sprout City Farms, mentoring through CYAR, hiking, enjoying the arts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

She's thrilled to work with an organization that fosters collaboration and support for green, sustainable businesses, and looks forward to ensuring an even stronger future for partnership and impact in this important space. 

Feel free to welcome Jessica and send her a email at jessica@greenspaces.com!

Green Spaces is hiring!

Part-time Community Coordinator

Company: Green Spaces, LLC

Industry: Co-working                                                            

Experience: Minimum 1 year experience

Job function: Office management and Membership sales                                

Employment type: Part-time 1099 position  2-3 days per week from 8:30am-5:30pm

Compensation: $18/hour

 

Background

Green Spaces ™ was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2008 as the first green coworking space in the country.  Green Spaces is in a rapidly growing industry with a unique focus on sustainability that has created widespread press frequently being included in the top coworking spaces in the country and featured in media such as the BBC World News, Inc. Magazine and many more global and local media.  Green Spaces is seeking a part-time office management and member sales position to report to the Director of Green Spaces to be a part of the team in Denver.

 

Who we are looking for and would be a great fit for Green Spaces:

You are pleasant, enjoy people and highly organized. You are able to follow direction and follow up and complete tasks in a timely and organized manner. You are comfortable with a soft sales process and signing up new memberships as well as positively handling client issues. You are direct, a team player that will be a positive impact on the team and the organization. If there is a issue, you will ensure it gets resolved in a timely and productive manner. You care about creating a positive impact with your work and within your team and the community.

Job Requirements and Expectations:

  • Ensures daily tasks in the space are complete and the work space is tidy, organized and clean. Works in a team approach to ensure this is complete each day with the daily Ambassador.

  • Follows up and provides positive and engaging tours to potential members and can help new members get signed up to their space.

  • Cares and takes initiative in the physical workspace to provide a calm, clean, and warm environment at Green Spaces

  • Creates positive connections among members of Green Spaces and participates in member and community events.

  • Follow up with leads in a timely manner, tracking this and reporting sales process to the Director.

  • Assists the Director in identifying and resolving potential issues at the space.

Qualifications:

  • Positive and strong record for great customer service

  • Highly organized and attention to detail  

  • Warm team player with a willingness to take initiative to resolve issues within the company framework

The Opportunity

This position will provide the opportunity to work in a warm and caring environment with strong environmentally and socially conscious values.  This position will provide the opportunity to connect and develop relationships with many emerging entrepreneurs.  Green Spaces is a fast growing company and you will have the opportunity to be a part of the next stage in our development as we streamline the processes and create Denver as a flagship model for future spaces.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to jennie@greenspaces.com.  

Member Spotlight: Apollo Energy

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Meet John Striebel, CEO of Apollo Energy. John is one of our awesome members whose business is all about harnessing the power of the sun and helping people own their own electricity.

What is Apollo Energy?

We utilize cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art technology to customize solar electric systems that save people money. We empower Colorado homeowners to save money and to harness the power of the sun. If you can afford your current electric bill, you can afford to switch to solar. 

Why did you want to be a Green Spaces member? 

The office size and culture fits our company. We work odd hours and the access for my team is helpful. Added perks, like the location, help us appeal to potential employees and customers.

How long have you been at Green Spaces? 

Since January 2016

Why is being a green business important to you? 

We are a solar electric company. Green is what we do. Solar energy directly reduces carbon emissions and it increases energy independence.  

What are some of the things you do to be green? 

We help homeowners switch their primary electricity consumption from coal to renewable energy, and to own their own renewable energy power plant. Our environmental offset is measurable and important. Electricity is a controlled monopoly and we help to create consumer choice and empower homeowners to own their own electricity.  

When you’re not working what are you doing? 

My wife runs a nonprofit that resettles refugees. When I am not working I am advocating. I advocate for the environment. I advocate for opportunities. I advocate for equality.  

People would be surprised if they knew…

My main area of expertise is actually social business development. I run an international NGO (a nonprofit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations) and have lived extensively overseas.  

Website:  www.harnessoursun.com

Happy Earth Day! Member Spotlight #1: Happy Whale

 

Welcome to our first edition of Member Spotlight! We will be featuring one member per month who exemplifies what it means to be a Green Spacer.

Our first blog post features member Tory, who works as an Ambassador one day per week for our space and spends the rest of her office hours studying whale tails.

Read on to learn more about the awesome work she is doing!

 

 

 

What is Happy Whale?

We track humpback whales by crowdsourcing photos of the bottom of their tails. We have a photo ID software that works much like facial recognition software that can ID the whale based off the pattern on its tail. It makes this sort of research a lot less expensive and more engaging for the general public.

My boss, Ted Cheeseman, started Happy Whale as a PhD project because he used to work in eco-tourism and saw the potential of crowdsourcing images from all over the world in order to provide inexpensive data for science. It took off so much in California that he decided to build it into a Public Benefit Corporation rather than doing it as a PhD.

What does your role as Data Manager at Happy Whale entail?

I'm the only full-time employee who is not a developer. I manage the images and data that are submitted by researchers, naturalists and whale watchers. We match new images against our existing known individuals and then we track the whales once identified.

I also interact with our contributors and encourage others to submit their images.

Why did Happy Whale want to be a Greenspaces member?

We love that Greenspaces has an emphasis on sustainability and the community seems really tight knit and relaxed.

How long have you been at Greenspaces?

Since March 2017

Why is being a green business important to you?

As an environmental scientist, sustainability is key. I love working for company with such green values, and also being around other companies that share those values as well.

What are some of the things you do to be green?

I eat very little meat, avoid single use plastics and recycle and compost what I can’t reuse.

What’s your favorite 90s jam?

“No Scrubs” by TLC.

When you’re not working what are you doing?

Traveling, hiking, yoga, reading or listening to true crime podcasts.

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The Rosemary Sourdough Saison from Cannonball Creek Brewery in Golden.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A round-the-world plane ticket.

 

Green Spaces - Happy New Year from all of us!

Happy New Year from all of us at Green Spaces! 

As a work space for green and socially conscious entrepreneurs, we are pleased to be continuing our programs and initiatives that help make our community green and expanding upon it in the new year!  Some of those initiatives include:  expand our outdoor bike parking through a grant from the City of Denver,  encourage even more of our members to become Certified Green through the Certifiably Green Denver Program, enhance our native garden created by members and leaders of Denver's Green Community and create more opportunities for our members to connect in our members only work space.  

You are invited to come and join our community!

Peace and success in 2017!

 

Coworking Holiday Special

Want to add a little more green to your holidays? Reserve your spot at Green Spaces for the New Year and receive two weeks FREE in November and December.

Green Spaces is a sustainable coworking community of more than 200 like-minded individuals and small businesses who are green at heart. Join us in the heart of Denver’s RiNo Arts District and enjoy sweet benefits that fit your work needs and your budget. We feature flexible membership plans on a month-to-month basis.

Simply reserve your spot for January 1 and provide your security deposit (one month’s rent) to receive your two complimentary weeks of coworking space. Call 303-720-6850 or email join@greenspaces.com to book your space today.   

Offer applies to Lounge, Pod and Desk memberships (not Private Offices). Learn more about Green Spaces at greenspaces.com