The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program gives residents the opportunity to become active partners in building vibrant and sustainable communities. Is your neighborhood ready to become a Certified Sustainable Neighborhood?

Program Overview

Mom and son gardeningIntended to encourage direct citizen action, the Sustainable Neighborhood Program provides support to neighborhoods in order to assist citizens in enhancing neighborhood sustainability and reducing the environmental footprint of residents. Neighborhoods in the certification program earn credits for participation and for achieving project goals.

In 2013, the City of Lakewood was approached by several regional sustainability organizations and nearby communities who expressed interested in the program. As a result the City of Lakewood developed the Sustainable Neighborhood Network as a vehicle to share the program with interested communities. 

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City Of Lakewood, Colorado

The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program was created by the City of Lakewood, Colo. as a neighborhood-level implementation tool for enhancing community sustainability. Currently, the City has five neighborhoods in the program.  

Lakewood Sustainable Neighborhoods
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City and County of Denver, Colorado

The Department of Environmental Health at the City and County of Denver is pleased to participate in the Sustainable Neighborhood Network. This program, founded by Lakewood, will allow Denver neighborhoods to deepen their sustainability efforts and get support and recognition from the City. Visit the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods page for more information on the program and how to apply.

City of Lakewood Recognizes First Two Certified Sustainable Neighborhoods 
Eiber Certification City Council

Eiber Neighborhood

Boundaries: West Colfax Avenue, West 6th Avenue, Wadsworth Boulevard, Oak Street.
Approximate number of households: 4,000
2012 Program Start Date: May 10, 2012
Certification Status: Outstanding Certification (124 credits earned in program year #1).


  • Bike Eiber
  • Eiber Elementary School Community Garden
  • Resilience Circle
  • Outreach, Communication, and Social Media
  • Land Stewardship and Native Landscapes
  • Eiber Elementary School Literacy Program
  • Sustainable Living Study Group
  • Neighborhood Heritage

Belmar Certification City Council
Belmar Neighborhood

Boundaries: West Alameda Avenue, West Center Avenue, Quay Street, Wadsworth Boulevard
Approximate number of households: 1,000
2012 Program Start Date: May 24, 2012
Certification Status: Certified (110 credits earned in program year #1)


  • Outreach, Communication, and Social Media
  • Air Quality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Belmar Community Garden
  • Downtown Lakewood Connectivity Planning
  • Special Events
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Waste and Recycling