Sustainability Cooperative (SCOOP)

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What is the SCOOP?

The Lakewood Sustainability Cooperative or "Scoop" is a network of Lakewood residents, businesses and other community partners who are passionate about creating a more sustainable Lakewood. Participants volunteer their knowledge, experience and skills to support sustainability efforts in the community.

Background

The determination and enthusiasm of residents is the core of our sustainability efforts. Community members have driven sustainability in Lakewood to new levels, as seen in projects completed by Lakewood’s Sustainable Neighborhoods, research undertaken by the Lakewood Advisory Commission and participation in work groups to develop the city's first Sustainability Plan. Through the leadership and support of residents, businesses and other stakeholders, Lakewood’s sustainability goals truly reflect the values of the community.

As the Sustainability Plan is implemented, using local knowledge has the potential to increase effectiveness and build leadership and relationships within the community; that’s where the Scoop comes in! The Scoop is a network of community stakeholders committed to sustainability in Lakewood. By tapping local expertise and skills, Lakewood can build a deeper understanding of our issues and develop more creative solutions.

Scoop Policies

Before joining, please take a moment to understand the role of the Scoop in relation to the city of Lakewood.

  • The Scoop is not a substitute for public participation in planning processes but rather a complementary tool.
  • The Scoop is not a formal decision making group.
  • Participant responses are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • City staff may or may not engage with you.
  • No remuneration will be given for participation.

 

Join the SCOOP

Ready to get to work? Follow these steps to join Lakewood's sustainability movement.

Step 1: Online Application

Tell us about your background and interests through the online application. Please give yourself at least 20 minutes to fill out the application.

Step 2: E-Newsletter

By filling out the online application in step 1, we will automatically sign you up to receive our monthly Sustainability Newsletter. Keep watch for the monthly e-newsletter in your email inbox. If you don't receive it within a month, please check your spam filters or contact sustainability@lakewood.org.

Step 3: Social Media

Follow city of Lakewood Planning & Sustainability on Facebook for community updates and sustainability articles.