Sustainable Neighborhoods Program
Your neighborhood. Your ideas. Your home.
In 2020, The City of Wheat Ridge joined Lakewood, Denver and Fort Collins as the newest member of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Network!
The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program gives residents the opportunity to become active partners in building a vibrant and sustainable Wheat Ridge community. Neighborhoods participating in this unique certification program receive guidance and support from city staff to organize workshops, projects and events that enhance the livability of their neighborhoods and reduce residents' ecological footprints. Participating neighborhoods earn program credits and recognition from the community and the City.
The City of Wheat Ridge will be accepting applications for the 2021 Sustainable Neighborhoods Program beginning Monday, June 14, 2021. To learn more about the program and the application process, please join us for an open house on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 P.M. at City Hall Council Chambers. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, August 30, 2021.
Please be sure to read the Wheat Ridge Application Guide and Application Frequently Asked Questions before you apply! Download the Signature Support form and upload the completed form with your application. For tips on how to gather signatures with low-to-no contact, read the Signature Support Ideas document. If you have any questions, contact Kayla Betzold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Applewood Villages and Sustainable Paramount Heights are the two Wheat Ridge neighborhoods currently participating in the Sustainable Neighborhoods program. These neighborhoods worked in the fall of 2020 to develop a neighborhood communications plan, a neighborhood leadership team, and started to plan and implement low-to-no contact and/or socially distanced projects for their neighborhoods. Neighbors are currently working on a variety of projects like organized trash hauling, zero waste food truck events, seed swaps, composting workshops, home energy audits, and wildlife friendly yards. Visit the Applewood Villages and Paramount Heights pages for more information.
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