Sustainable Wheat Ridge


1.0_web site collage.001In 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.

Each recommendation or “focus area” provides a general assessment of the timeline, cost, and environmental benefits, along with proposed metrics and City resources necessary to enact the recommendations. The six focus areas of Sustainable Wheat Ridge are Green Building and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solid Waste and Recycling, Transportation, Water and Communications & Engagement

Sustainability Program Highlight

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.

The City of Wheat Ridge is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, August 30, 2021.

Please be sure to read the Wheat Ridge Application Guide and Application Frequently Asked Questions before you apply! Download the Signature Support form and upload the completed form with your application. For tips on how to gather signatures with low-to-no contact, read the Signature Support Ideas document. If you have any questions, contact Kayla Betzold at

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Stay Connected with Sustainability

Join our email list to learn more about sustainability program offerings and receive updates about new and existing sustainability programs available to Wheat Ridge residents

Join the conversation on our What's Up Wheat Ridge Page. Sustainable Wheat Ridge posts a Sustainability Spotlight on the 15th of each month, focusing on a specific sustainability topic in Wheat Ridge and sharing updates about sustainability programs.