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Denver Neighborhoods Invited to Apply for Sustainability Program

Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. The program encourages and empowers residents to become active partners in making Denver a more vibrant and livable community.

Up to two neighborhoods will be selected for the program and will join the 13 neighborhoods already participating: West Colfax, North City Park, Chaffee Park-Regis, Barnum, Villa Park, Green Valley Ranch, Baker, East Montclair/East Colfax, Congress Park, Highland, La Alma-Lincoln Park, Greater Park Hill and Harvey Park. Neighborhoods receive in-kind support from the City in the form of printing, venue and catering fees, as well as in staff assistance 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 each year, neighborhoods receive designation as a ‘Participating Sustainable Neighborhood’ or as an ‘Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood.’

“We are excited to kick off 2018 with a renewed focus on supporting neighborhood projects that promote resource conservation, alternative transportation and community resilience,” said Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Taylor Moellers.

To learn more about the program and to apply, visit www.SustainableNeighborhoodNetwork.org/Denver. Sustainable Neighborhood applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.