Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program.
Up to two neighborhoods will be selected for the program and will join the 11 participating neighborhoods: West Colfax, North City Park, Chaffee Park-Regis, Barnum, Villa Park, Green Valley Ranch, Baker, East Montclair/East Colfax, Congress Park, Highland, and La Alma-Lincoln Park. The program encourages and empowers residents to become active partners in making Denver a more vibrant and livable community.
Neighborhoods receive in-kind support from the City, in the form of printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to assist with outreach and project development.
Participating Sustainable Neighborhoods earn credits for achieving sustainability goals by completing resident-led projects such as: encouraging neighbors to sign up for the City’s recycling and composting services, assessing neighborhood walkability and bikability, and hosting a workshop series at the local community garden. Depending on the number of credits earned in a given year, neighborhoods receive designation as a “Participating Sustainable Neighborhood” or as an “Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood.”
"This program provides a structure that fosters social cohesion, community building, and resident action,” says Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Taylor Moellers. “The work of designing and leading these sustainability projects at the neighborhood-level leads to more resilient, connected communities.”
To learn more about the program and apply, visit www.SustainableNeighborhoodNetwork.org/Denver. Sustainable Neighborhood applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.
For more information, contact Taylor Moellers at Taylor.Moellers@denvergov.org or 720-865-5477.
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