GREEN TEAM Partners Ready for Largest 4/20 Celebration Yet [Tweet this]
DENVER, Colo (April 8, 2013) – Founded in 2009 by Ean Seeb and Kayvan S.T. Khalatbari, the Denver Relief GREEN TEAM is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the perception of the medical cannabis industry through community service and social activism. Through outreach efforts such as litter cleanups, free bicycle and wheelchair repair clinics and ongoing food and clothing drives, the GREEN TEAM has been recognized by The Christian Science Monitor, Denver Business Journal, Denver Daily News, Westword, MMJ Business Daily and The Boulder Daily Camera among others for demonstrating that medical cannabis businesses and patients are positive contributors to Denver.
[fbphotos id=345656218830763 limit=2] This year, the GREEN TEAM will be expanding its annual 4/20 litter cleanup efforts in one of the newest medical cannabis states: Massachusetts. Khalatbari, representing Denver Relief Consulting, is spearheading the initiative at the 22nd annual Extravaganja celebration in Amherst, MA. “One of the main reasons medical marijuana has seamlessly integrated into society in Colorado is due to responsible operators and other ancillary businesses working together to promote normalcy for this industry,” notes Khalatbari. “We’re an industry that is here to stay and we want to be treated like any other business. To do that, we need to act like any other business and give back to the communities that support us.”
Partnering with over a dozen cannabis-related businesses, the GREEN TEAM is expecting their largest volunteer turnout in the four years they’ve been organizing cleanup events at the annual 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park. Helping out in this day of community action will be past participants Natural Remedies, Sexy Pizza, Illuzion Glass, MMD Medical Marijuana Doctors and MMC Depot, as well as new allies Pink House, Verde, Walking Raven, and Local Product of Colorado (medical marijuana centers), The Hemp Connoisseur magazine, O.Pen Vape and Denver Relief Consulting, who will also be heading up efforts in Massachusetts.
Past volunteers are more excited than ever, with prizes from sponsors ranging from “Free Slice” cards from Sexy Pizza for full trash bags turned in, to custom glass pieces from Illuzion Glass. “I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with Green Team, and it’s amazing to see the increasing number of people that come out for each event,” said Corporal Sean Azzariti, USMC and past GREEN TEAM volunteer. “With 16 sponsors this year encouraging people to get involved, the number of Green Team volunteers should be record breaking.”
Additional sponsors include Denver-based edibles company Marqaha, art work from Detour, and Hal Remington Home Grown T-shirts.
Seeb and Khalatbari are members of several community and civil rights organizations including Denver Kids, The Anti-Defamation League, The Denver Center Theater Company, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, E-3 Events, The Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the National Cannabis Industry Association. This commitment to service and philanthropy is a year long effort supported in part through their Medical Marijuana Center Denver Relief. The GREEN TEAM donates to different local charities each month through a giveaway in association with Illuzion Glass, and has removed over 350 bags of trash from Civic Center Park. In regard to the 4/20 Cleanup, Seeb notes that “With the passage of Amendment 64, this year’s event is about cannabis as a whole, not strictly medical or recreational. It’s more important than ever for our industry to band together and help battle the negative connotations and stigmas that come with marijuana use. We expect the world to be watching this 4/20.”
The success of the 4/20 Cleanup is a result of the efforts of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to participate please see the below schedule:
9:00 AM – Join Denver Relief at Wild Eggs (300 E Alameda Ave) for breakfast with industry partners and volunteers. Wild Eggs is offering deal on the Smokin’ Hash (only $4.20!) and this is a great way to fuel up for the day.
1:00 PM – Volunteers will check-in at the Denver Relief tent, located in the middle of Civic Center park. There will be a station to deposit trash near three roll-away dumpsters. During this time, volunteers will be picking up trash and speaking with members of the community. One raffle ticket for the giveaway and two “free slice” cards from Sexy Pizza will be given to volunteers for each bag of trash checked in.
3:20 PM – All Green Team volunteers will be called up on the main stage by event organizer Miguel Lopez. After brief remarks from Ean Seeb, volunteers will descend into the crowd.
4:19 PM – Meet back at the tent for prize drawings and more.
About Denver Relief
Denver Relief is a tenured group of cannabis professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine, service, and experience to registered Colorado medical marijuana patients. Featured on 60 Minutes, BBC, CNN, and in the Wall Street Journal.
About Denver Relief Consulting
Denver Relief Consulting believes that marijuana business is still business and by bringing a professional edge to cannabis we can help create a well-functioning and legal enterprise for our clients.
About Natural Remedies
Located in the heart of LoDo, on 16th and Market St., Natural Remedies is a first-class medical marijuana dispensary. High quality meds (edibles, flower, concentrates) along with friendly and knowledgeable customer service ensures all patients have a top notch shopping experience.
About Walking Raven
Proud to serve the Colorado community and its patients since August 2009.
About Pink House
Grown in nature. Perfected in Colorado
About The Hemp Connoisseur
Our mission at The Hemp Connoisseur is to provide an elegant educational resource that encourages collaboration within the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industry.
About Illuzion Glass
Illuzion Glass carries high-end glass works from local and nationally known artists and was recently awarded the Denver Westword’s 2012 award for “Best Glass Pipes For 1 Percenters”.
About Sexy Pizza
Sexy Pizza is proud to serve up real New York-style pizza, pasta, calzones and more from two locations (Capitol Hill and South Pearl Street), and donates regularly to SAFER, Sensible Colorado, SSDP, and LEAP.
About MMC Depot
MMC Depot is a leading supplier of packaging materials in Colorado, offering personalized packaging consultations for our customers, as well as an on-site showroom displaying the latest in MMC packaging supplies.
About Local Product of Colorado
At Local Product of Colorado, our mission is to serve our patients with respect as we assist them with all of their Medical Marijuana needs.
Verde’s mission is to provide top quality service of the highest grade medical marijuana. With decades of experience behind them, the Verde team focuses on each individual harvest, maintaining strict standards of quality and sanitation.
Compassionate Doctors on staff to assist you in obtaining your medical marijuana license.
About O.Pen Vape
It’s what’s inside that counts.