Green Team Accelerator Lab | Green Team Academy

Metro Denver teams are getting together and making a difference in 2019!

Welcome to the home of the 2019 Green Team Accelerator Lab.

The Lab is a year-long incubator to help individuals across Metro Denver make a positive eco-impact by starting and growing thriving Green Teams! The Lab is facilitated by Joan Gregerson of Green Team Academy with support from city and nonprofit partners.

Discover more about us:
- Mission & Goals
- What We Do
- Apply to Join as Member or Guest
- Partners & Supporters
- Calendar 

Our Mission

The mission of the Green Team Accelerator Lab is to demonstrate how a year-long program can help individuals make a positive impact on the environment in their communities, including schools, neighborhoods, faith communities, businesses and anywhere people gather! 

Through our pilot program, share lessons learned and encourage others to implement a similar program to help sustainability go viral!

Our Goals

  • Train individuals to become confident, effective Green Team leaders.
  • Connect teams to other teams and partners to help them make a bigger impact faster.
  • Help Green Teams attract more members and partners.
  • Showcase existing sustainability sites and projects to demonstrate success.
  • Help teams implement projects and initiatives.
  • Document team results through written project profiles and videos.
  • Share lessons learned and results with decision makers 

How the Accelerator Lab Works

The Green Team Accelerator Lab was launched in December 2018 with a request for one or two people from each new or existing team to apply for the Lab. A total of 22 teams were accepted to the Lab to begin in 2019. 

The Lab kicked off in January 2019. We meet monthly for training, introduction to resources, and tours. Lab members are building connections with other teams, as well as nonprofits and city departments.  Lab members are collaborating on join projects including the Denver Compost Challenge.

The 2019 Lab ends with a commencement celebration on November 9, 2019 to summarize lessons learned, showcase results and discuss next steps.

Apply for the Lab

The initial deadline for applying for the 2019 Accelerator Lab was January 5, 2019.

A limited number of applications are still being accepted for teams that are committed to demonstrate progress in 2019.

Volunteers and partners can join anytime, but the sooner the better!

Be Our Guest!

If you're not able to join as a member of the Lab, we still want to stay in touch! Join as a Guest to stay updated on what we're doing. Get invites to our tours of sustainability gems in the Metro Denver area. 


Thank you to our supporters for helping spread the word and for providing resources and advising:


Thank you to our partners for helping spread the word and for providing resources and advising:



Kick-Off Tour & Meeting
January 12, 2019
9 am - 12 noon
Co-Op at 1st

Additional Tours & Meetings:
Saturdays 9 am
March 16, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 26, 2019
July 13, 2019
September 14, 2019
November 9, 2019


West Crew Meetings:
​February 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
August 13, 2019
​October 8, 2019


East Crew Meetings:
​February 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
August 10, 2019
​October 12, 2019