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.
Sustainable Applewood Villages and Sustainable Paramount Heights were the first two Wheat Ridge neighborhoods to join 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.
In 2021, Sustainable Fruitdale and Sustainable Panorama Park were the next two neighborhoods to join the program. They are working to organize their neighbors and plan projects such as bicycle education workshops, yard waste pick ups and donation drives. Visit the Fruitdale and Panorama Park pages for more information.
City of Wheat Ridge