Lakewood Sustains


November 12, 2013 
City Council Chambers | 480 S. Allison Parkway

How can Lakewood, its residents and businesses become more resource efficient, reduce waste and protect our air, water and ecosystems? 


Lakewood Sustains was held to identify what sustainability means to residents, and share ways to conserve energy and water and incorporate sustainability into our everyday lives.  See below for information on this open house. 


Eric Lombardi is the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle, Inc., and is a specialist in resource recovery, social enterprise and public-private project development. Eco-Cycle was a national pioneer in the recycling industry and is now the largest community-based Zero Waste organization in the U.S.A. with a staff of 70 and processing of over 50,000 tons of diverse recycled materials per year (2012). Lombardi is an authority on creating comprehensive community-based programs and is often a keynote speaker and consultant on the social and technical aspects of creating a “Zero Waste - Or Darn Near” society.


Summary and Survey Results

Summary for Lakewood Sustains


Participants were able to respond to questions about sustainability in Lakewood via paper or online surveys. Below are the results:

Survey Results - Lakewood Sustains


Sustainability Plan Work Groups

Attendees had the opportunity to signup for work groups that will help guide specific areas of the sustainability plan. See below for more information on each group.  If you would like to sign up and commit to participating in one of these groups, please contact Jonathan Wachtel at   

Work Group Start Date    
Energy and the Built Environment  March 2014        Info board
Sustainable Economy March 2014   Info board
Waste and Recycling May 2014    Info board
Community, Quality of Life, and Health        May 2014   Info board
Transportation July 2014   Info board
Natural Systems July 2014   Info board          

Pattern Board - "What Does a Sustainable Lakewood Look Like?"

Help us identify topics, ideas, programs or actions to achieve a sustainable Lakewood!  Below is a framework for planning sustainability in Lakewood showcased at Lakewood Sustains with attendee responses.  Do you have anything to add?  Take some time to read responses by attendees and see if you can help us complete the brainstorm. 

Please use this form to submit your ideas for the pattern board.  


Pattern Board with Responses From Open House


Open House Materials

Slides for Eric Lombardi


Additional Presentation Material

Additional Boards