Make Your Neighborhood Sustainable in 2019
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Looking for new ways to participate in your community this new year, connect with your neighbors, and do your part to help save the planet? Sustainable Neighborhoods Fort Collins just might be what you are looking for!
The City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services and Environmental Services departments are teaming up to launch a brand-new, neighborhood-based sustainability certification program called Sustainable Neighborhoods Fort Collins.
Sustainable Neighborhoods Fort Collins empowers residents to make their communities environmentally sustainable and more livable by choosing and completing projects in five target areas: Air, Water, Land, Energy, and People. Participants earn credits toward certification as an “Outstanding” or “Participating” Sustainable Neighborhood from the City.
Starting Jan. 7, neighborhoods can apply at sustainableneighborhoodnetwork.org/fortcollins to participate in the pilot program and begin earning credits toward certification. The program is not limited to applicants with existing neighborhood associations, and all communities are encouraged to apply.
Because 2019/2020 is a pilot for the program, participation is limited to three to six neighborhoods. Joining the program during the pilot years will require a one-year commitment from participating neighborhoods and their residents with ongoing support from the City.
To learn more about the program the City will host an Open House and Application Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Residents may also email c3VzdGFpbmFibGVuZWlnaGJvcmhvb2RzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or visit sustainableneighborhoodnetwork.org/fortcollins for more information.