Sustainable Wheat Ridge
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.
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
The City of Wheat Ridge is partnering with Resource Central again this year to offer the Garden in a Box program. The City of Wheat Ridge is offering $25 rebates to the first 100 residents that purchase a Garden in a Box on the Resource Central website.
These pre-designed kits contain plants that are tailored to Colorado soil. The simple plant-by-number maps take the guesswork out of buying and planting. Plus, the garden kits can help neighbors save around 1,000 gallons of water compared to a traditional grass lawn (not to mention savings on the water bill!). Gardens go on sale on March 1, 2022, and are expected to sell out quickly, so please get an order in when they open March 1! Stay tuned to the City website and social media for ordering details.
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.