Lakewood CO Spring 2014 Updates

Posted April 2, 2014 in Blog, Lakewood

The April Resilience Circle will be Wednesday April 2nd from 6 – 8pm (email SustainableEiber@gmail.com for the location). We  will be discussing the  possibility of Sustainable Eiber pursuing 501c3 nonprofit status. This will enable us to apply for grants and could lead to bigger and better things! Lois Witt, our resident ‘legal eagle’ will lead the discussion.

Please bring a dish to share and your brilliant ideas. Friends, family and neighbors welcome.

The March Resilience Circle was  a great success with about 20 people in attendance at the Edgewater Coffee Company. David Braden of the Living Systems (www.livingsystemsinst.org)  Institute gave a great talk about common pesticides that are harmful to bees and what we can do about it in our own yards through his Bee Safe Neighborhoods Project. This is a  popular project for Sustainable Eiber  to focus on in the coming year and hopefully coordinator for this effort will step forward. Please contact Carrie if you want to help, SustainableEiber@gmail.com

A Relaunch of Sustainable Eiber will take place on Thursday, May 1st as part of the Eiber Neighborhood Association’s Annual meeting. The meeting will be at St Paul’s Church, corner of 10th and Garrison at 6pm. This event will focus on getting resident’s input on what issues to focus on in the coming year as well as reaching out and  involving new folks from the neighborhood.

Walking Group – Want some local, sustainability-minded walking buddies? Join these folks from the ‘South of 6th’ neighborhood for a little extra physical activity in the beautiful, calm setting of Belmar Park. Walk at your own pace, bring your pet, walk with a friend/neighbor. They meet in the Belmar Library parking lot Saturday mornings, 9am. For more info contact Jan Teeuwen, 303 453 9993http://southof6thlakewood.com
Recycling  Demo at the Earth Day Celebration –  Due to lack of participation, only about 20% of waste in Colorado is diverted from a landfill to a recycling center .  Other areas in the US achieve percentages like 60+. At Lakewood’s upcoming Earth Day Celebration  (April 19 at the Lakewood Heritage Center) there will be a recycling-themed information booth run totally by neighbors like yourself who are concerned about sustainability. As well as staffing the booth, we are looking for help with developing and presenting  a 15 minute recycling demonstration. If you can help out, contact Dana Gutwein, danabrown9@gmail.com
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