Sustainability

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In June 2018, the Sustainable Wheat Ridge (SWR) Committee published recommendations to enhance the environmental sustainability of Wheat Ridge, provide strong financial returns, and bring substantial benefits to public health, community cohesion, and livability.

Our goal of this page is to provide a platform for residents to engage with the Sustainable Wheat Ridge resident advisory committee and city staff regarding sustainability topics in Wheat Ridge. We will be updating this page regularly with new topics, resources and programs and will utilize resident feedback to inform the development of future sustainability program offerings. We look forward to hearing from the community!

The six focus areas of Sustainable Wheat Ridge are:

Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy

Solid Waste and Recycling

Transportation

Water

Communications and Engagement

Join the conversation by engaging with the tools below!

In June 2018, the Sustainable Wheat Ridge (SWR) Committee published recommendations to enhance the environmental sustainability of Wheat Ridge, provide strong financial returns, and bring substantial benefits to public health, community cohesion, and livability.

Our goal of this page is to provide a platform for residents to engage with the Sustainable Wheat Ridge resident advisory committee and city staff regarding sustainability topics in Wheat Ridge. We will be updating this page regularly with new topics, resources and programs and will utilize resident feedback to inform the development of future sustainability program offerings. We look forward to hearing from the community!

The six focus areas of Sustainable Wheat Ridge are:

Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy

Solid Waste and Recycling

Transportation

Water

Communications and Engagement

Join the conversation by engaging with the tools below!

Do you have a question about sustainability in Wheat Ridge? Reach out to us here and a staff member will research and respond to your question within five business days.

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    We are looking for an Earth Day project. Do you have any ideas for quick things we can do around our house to celebrate Earth Day this year?

    Ashley Holland asked 3 months ago

    Hi Ashley,

    Thanks for reaching out! There are lots of ways you can celebrate Earth Day at-home this year. Here's a few ideas to get you started:

    • Save water and energy in your home by replacing light bulbs with LEDs, turning lights and appliances off when you leave the room, turning the water off when brushing your teeth, reducing shower time, and washing clothes in cold water.
    • Challenge yourself and your family to reduce waste by using reusable water bottles and food containers and by replacing paper towels with cloth towels when you can.
    • Check out our "Nature Scavenger Hunt" on the right side of the Sustainability page for a fun, interactive experience in your yard.
    • Sign up for a FREE two month Scraps compost drop-off membership and turn your food waste into soil amendment.
    • In addition to the resources on the News Feed, Project Learning Tree has great Earth Day projects for kids.
    • Get Outside! Take a moment to smell a flower, admire the new growth in your yard...or hug a tree!


    Happy 50th Earth Day!