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Welcome to Greeley Green!

Welcome to Greeley Green! Here I will be talking about everything from saving money, greening your home, and events in Northern Colorado that promote the environment. Stay tuned for more!

But first, let me introduce myself…

My name is Hollis Berendt, and I live in Greeley, Colorado. I have a passion to protect and defend the only home we all share, and to teach others how they can do the same. I am dedicated to protecting this home for all of our children’s, children’s, children. Being an EcoBroker® and an independent contractor for Green Irene, has allowed me to share this enthusiasm with others who wish to create welcoming homes while being responsible consumers of our earth’s limited resources. As an EcoBroker®, my education makes me uniquely qualified to present the energy features of the home and help attract qualified buyers. I’m able to promote energy-efficient features in homes that will enable buyers to save on energy costs, have a healthier home and be kinder to the environment. I am a valuable resource because my training on energy and environmental issues gives me an advantage, with more knowledge and awareness of the basics and available resources than the standard real estate licensee. As an EcoConsultant for Green Irene, I am able to provide practical information that will help families to save money, save energy, live more comfortably and with a healthier lifestyle, while reducing their carbon footprint. I can also help those who manage offices and businesses reduce expenses and increase profits.

I was a teacher prior to 1996 when I became a licensed Realtor®. In 1997 I received the GRI, Graduate of the Realtors Institute designation, and in 2006 became EcoBroker® certified. I was top sales agent at CENTURY 21 The Platinum Group 1999 and top agent and Metro Brokers Stoll Realty in 2007. Within the past two years, I have written op-eds and offered workshops and given talks on energy, global warming, green sanctuary, ozone, and the environment, including topics ranging from the benefits of saving energy by winterizing your home, what happens to our trash, and how to reduce carbon emissions. I have also been involved in educating people about the dangers of uranium mining. I am a member of an international service organization called Weld Women’s Sertoma. Sertoma stands for service to mankind. This group of dedicated women, with one fund raiser per year, has donated thousands of dollars annually back to Greeley and Weld County. Organizations that have benefited from Weld Women’s Sertoma include, A Women’s Place, Habitat for Humanity, Transitional House, Connections for Independent Living, Weld Furniture Bank, Room at the Inn and many more. I am on the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee and several subcommittees including environment, growth, land use, and redevelopment in the City of Greeley. I am a commissioner on The Greeley Air Quality and Natural Resources Commission and a very happy Prius owner.

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