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A sustainable community is a desirable place to live, work, visit and play. At the core, sustainability is about creating an economically strong, socially vibrant, and environmentally healthy community for current and future generations.  

Residential Tax Credits and Rebates for Home Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, EVs, and More!IRA_Home_Benefits

Follow the three steps below to learn how you or your family can save on utility bills, get support to purchase energy-saving appliances, electric vehicles, and access the economic opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act's tax credits and rebates!

  1. Calculate how much money you can get through tax credits and rebates

  2. Learn how to obtain tax credits and rebates from the IRS

  3. Sign-up to receive news updates 

Are you a business, non-profit, or educational institution? There are tax credits and rebates for you too! 

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Bike To Work Day, Wednesday June 28th

Dust off your bike (two-wheel, unicycle, e-bike, you name it) and ride on Wednesday, June 28

Join your thousands of other cyclists to get moving and get fresh air while visiting free breakfast stations in and around Westminster. Register here!

The City has our own station at the intersection of the US 36 Bikeway on the west side of the Sheridan Underpass! Staff will be handing out City swag like free buckets of golf balls, Rec passes, snacks, and gift cards!

Pollinator Week Celebration: June 19th-25thPollinator Week Celebration

Pollinators are some of the most important animals on the planet. They are vital to the life cycle of more than 70% of the world’s flowering plant species and provide benefits to hundreds of crop species. We encourage you to show your appreciation for our pollinator friends at various events this week!

Learn more and sign-up for classes here

Mow Down Pollution: Get up to $150 for a electric lawn mower! 

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) is offering several voucher types through Ace Hardware and Home Depot. Only one voucher per household is allowed per year.

  • $75 voucher for handheld electric equipment: Recycling of a gas item is mandatory.
  • $75 voucher for electric lawn mower: No recycling is necessary, as we want to encourage eco-friendliness.
  • $150 voucher for electric lawn mower: Recycling of a gas mower is required.

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Get a Free E-Bike Through Smart Commute's Income Qualified Program 

Are you a resident of Adams or Broomfield Counties and think you may meet income qualifications to be a part of the second phase of Smart Commute’s eBike deployment? Smart Commute will be deploying up to 25 new eBikes as a part of an ongoing loan-to-own grant-funded program.

You can find out more information and apply here



Carry Out Bag Fee In Effect

Starting January 1, 2023 a store may furnish a recycled paper carryout bag or a single-use plastic carryout bag to a customer for a fee of 10 cents/bag

Avoid the fee and reduce waste - bring your own bag! 

It takes a little change of habit, but bringing your own reusable bag is the easiest way to avoid paying the $0.10 bag fee.

Exempt customers: Customers that can show proof of being on a federal or state food assistance program do not have to pay the fee.

On and after January 1, 2024, a store may furnish only a recycled paper carryout bag to a customer at the point of sale at a fee of 10 cents/bag.

Learn more about the fee here

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