Building Sustainable & Resilient Communities

Starts with Getting to Know your Neighbors! 


City of Lakewood Sustainability

Session & Speaker Overview

The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program creates a space for neighbors to identify pertinent issues within their neighborhoods, work together to come up with innovative and customized solutions to enhance community sustainability, and build community cohesion and resiliency in the process.


Programs like school lunchroom recycling, literacy outreach, construction of community gardens, active living clubs for cyclists, neighborhood produce stands, water-wise yard conversions, clothing and food drives, and customized alternative transportation mapping are just a few community projects initiated in the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program since its inception.


In this session, hear more about this innovative program and get encouragement to include a key component to making communities more sustainable: getting to know your neighbors!


The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program was created in Lakewood, and has expanded to Denver, Fort Collins, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 


Alyssa Vogan is a Community Sustainability Planner for the City of Lakewood, Colorado. She coordinates the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program and other community engagement initiatives that aim to make Lakewood more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive. She received her Master in Environmental Management degree from Western Colorado University. Alyssa is dedicated to exhibiting the huge impact local action can have in the global climate crisis.


Upcoming Event

Lakewood Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 18

10 am - 12 pm


Live Music • Workshops • Wellness • Art Projects • Birds of Prey • Community Spotlights • COVID-19 Response Fundraiser • Sustainable Neighborhoods • Mile High Youth Corps • Jovial Concepts and the Co-Op at 1st • Bicycle Colorado • MORE!

Find more events on the Eco-Happenings Meetup!



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