Lakewood Cultural Center: is the artistic hub of the Lakewood community. It features a 320-seat theater, art galleries, fine art and dance studios, meeting and event spaces, and a full calendar of fine and performing art classes and camps, performances, and special events.

Sustainable Neighborhoods Program - Lakewood: gives residents the opportunity to become active partners in making Lakewood a vibrant and sustainable community. Neighborhoods participating in this unique certification program use guidance from city staff to organize workshops, projects, and events that enhance the livability of their neighborhood and reduce residents’ ecological footprint.

Lakewood Community Resources: Parks Division - oversees 7,300 acres of parkland and 67 sports fields, city street rights-of-way, landscaped medians, and neighborhood entries. Outdoor and environmental educational opportunities provided by the Parks Division are abundant in Lakewood. The city has 240 miles of multi-use trails, environmental education experiences, and exemplary forestry and horticulture programs that protect and manage our urban forest.

Sustainable Eiber: One of the first neighborhoods in Lakewood, Eiber is bounded by Colfax, Wadsworth, 6th Ave, and Oak St. It is named for George E. Eiber, a local poultry rancher of the early 20th century. Sustainable Eiber is an all-volunteer group of neighbors that coordinates and supports projects and initiatives that help make ‘Eiberhood’ a more sustainable and resilient place to live.

Concluding Statement

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), wild animals (mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians) declined nearly 70% between 1970 and 2016. Insects, such as bees - the basis of the food chain - are similarly in drastic decline. These trends signal a fundamentally broken relationship between humans and the natural world. People are now using more of the Earth’s resources than can possibly be replenished. This overuse has a disastrous impact on biodiversity—the animal and plant life that together make up circle-of-life ecosystems. We destroy the planet at our peril—because it is our home, our mother, life itself.

But “there is reason to remain optimistic,” says WWF Global Chief Scientist Rebecca Shaw. “Young generations are becoming acutely aware of the link between planetary health and their own futures, and they are demanding action from our leaders. We must support them in their fight for a just and sustainable planet.”

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