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Lakewood is serious about sustainable practices and green solutions. Watch the city’s videos on recycling centers, the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, green initiatives, and the Sustainability Awards.

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What does sustainability mean to the youth in Lakewood? Students at Dunstan Middle School rewrote the City of Lakewood Sustainability Plan in terms kids can understand – check out the great work they did!

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Join us for Lakewood's annual Earth Day Celebration! Every day is Earth day, but today we celebrate! The FREE festival will feature sustainable vendors, artists and attractions including: Beer Garden: Enjoy the Beer Garden, while listening to live music and playing yard games. All proceeds from the Beer Garden will go to Jovial Concepts, a local non-profit organization committed to community and stewardship. Food Trucks: Grab a bite to eat from a Colorado food truck while you listen to the music and enjoy the beer garden. Stay tuned for a full list of food vendors. Bike Valet: Ride your bike to the Earth Day Celebration and park it at the free bike valet run by the Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team. Recommended bike routes: From the North, by way of Garrison St. From the South, by way of Florida Ave. From the East, Martindale area & Sheridan Blvd. From the West, Glennon Heights area Live Music: Rocky Mountain Steel Band | Plaza | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Turkeyfoot | Gazebo |11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thunder & Rain | Gazebo | 1-2 p.m. The 14ers | Gazebo | 3-4 p.m. Sustainable Backyard: Explore our sustainable backyard and find out how you can create your own. There will be goats, sheep, wool spinners, discussion on zero waste and pollinator friendly yards, and much more! Fitness Activities: Get moving with Zumba and fitness drums led by Lakewood recreation instructors. Kids Activities: Test your strength on the climbing wall, create art from recycled materials, and learn how you can protect the environment. Stay tuned for more kids activities! Interactive Art: Stay tuned for a full list of art activities! Vendors: Learn new ways to live sustainably from more than 50 vendors! Vendor applications have closed for 2019, join us next year to share your earth day message with more than 2,000 attendees. Visit https://www.Lakewood.org/EarthDay for more information.

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It’s time to nominate your green heroes for the annual sustainability awards. If you know someone who is an outstanding leader in creating a more sustainable future for our community, go online to Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards to find the nomination forms.

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The Lake Lochwood Sustainable Neighborhood has recertified as an outstanding neighborhood for 2017. Check out some of the amazing, community led projects the neighborhood completed in 2017!

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The Belmar Sustainable Neighborhood has recertified as an outstanding neighborhood for 2017. Check out some of the amazing, community led projects the neighborhood completed in 2017!

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The Southern Gables Sustainable Neighborhood has recertified as an outstanding neighborhood for 2017. Check out some of the amazing, community led projects the neighborhood completed in 2017!

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The Eiber Sustainable Neighborhood has recertified as an outstanding neighborhood for 2017. Check out some of the amazing, community led projects the neighborhood completed in 2017!

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Fall leaves are beautiful to look at, but did you know they wreak havoc in our waterways. Protect our environment by picking up your leaves. Go to Lakewood.org/StormwaterQuality for more information.

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It’s time to nominate your green heroes for the annual sustainability awards. If you know someone who is an outstanding leader in creating a more sustainable future for our community, go online to Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards to find the nomination forms. The deadline more nominations is March 4.

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What do recycling, water conservation, emissions reductions and community workshops have in common? They're all green living practices that are part of Lakewood's sustainability goals and aspects of the city's new Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Learn more about the city's certification program and how it encourages good neighborhoods to become great ones!

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Nominate your favorite green heroes for the City of Lakewood Sustainability Awards. Meet some of the individuals and organizations that have won the award and learn about their projects. Go online to www.Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards by March 6 to submit your nomination.

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Nominate your favorite green heroes for the City of Lakewood Sustainability Awards. Meet some of the individuals and organizations that have won the award and learn about their projects.

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What do recycling, water conservation, emissions reductions and community workshops have in common? They're all green living practices that are part of Lakewood's sustainability goals and aspects of the city's new Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Learn more about the city's certification program and how it encourages good neighborhoods to become great ones!

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The Mountair Park Community Farm is now open in Lakewood, Colorado! Sprout City Farms is has been cultivating a one-acre farm at the Denver Green School since 2011, replicated the model for sustainable urban food production and community resource building in another neighborhood! This is the next big step in realizing our vision of creating a network of urban farms to support the Denver-metro area.

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A look at the services and amenities provided by Lakewood's Quail St. recycling center. Provides details on hours of operation and sorting requirements at this facility.

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Take a tour of the Rooney Road Recycling Center and learn about all the different items they recycle there!

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Xeriscape gardening techniques are the very best for growing healthy, beautiful plants that thrive in Colorado's arid climate.

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Lakewood's greenhouse staff is a resource for the City and its citizens. Learn why Lakewood has become a leader in xeric gardening practices and how easy it is to add drought-tolerant plants to your garden.

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Join us as we explore the city's Best Management Practices, or BMPs, in construction zones to protect our waterways.