In the fall of 2010, the City of Lakewood, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 formed a leadership team to increase conservation awareness, save natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The team created a sustainability challenge, engaging several hundred employees who pledged to reduce 1,079,000 pounds of carbon dioxide - the equivalent of taking 85 cars off the road or planting 12,519 trees. The team also played host to more than 40 events with a broad range of sustainability topics designed to educate local communities.
“This sustainability challenge was significant because it supported our employees in their commitment to use green practices, and it strengthened and broadened our partnerships with other agencies in our community,” said Lakewood City Manager Kathy Hodgson. “At the City, we are committed both to sustainability and to working with partners throughout the region to best serve our residents.”
The second phase of this partnership is to assist local citizens with energy savings. As this second phase evolves, you can learn more by viewing the following websites from our partner agencies:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Government Services Administration (GSA) - Denver Federal Center