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Conservation (Sustain Arvada)

The City of Arvada and elected leadership are committed to conservation, sustainability and resiliency. Following is a list of the many programs, policies and partnerships adopted by the the City of Arvada.

Arvada Air Quality

  • What steps can you take to improve Arvada air quality? Visit Arvada Air Quality for guidance.

Community Agriculture

  • Community Food Assessment (CFA) A 2017 Study resulted in the CFA which pinpointed geographic areas within Arvada that need better access to fresh food. The CFA resulted in funding for the following:
    • Veggie Van mobile delivery of fresh produce to areas in need of fresh food access
    • Arvada K - 8 Learning Garden built in partnership with the Community Kitchen to teach students about nutrition and gardening.
  • Community agriculture-friendly codes allowing for community gardens, bees, chickens and goats.

Energy Conservation

  • The City of Arvada is in the process of receiving SolSmart designation. SolSmart is designed to distinguish local government leadership in solar processes, programs, and procedures.
  • All major remodels and new City facilities require LEED Silver certification.
  • All office and interior building lights being converted to LEDs
  • Traffic signals being converted to LEDs
  • Solar panels installed at five locations totaling 765 kW



  • Tree City USA/Arbor Day Tree Planting with students
  • Trees Across Arvada--low cost tree purchase program for residents
  • Parks Department Forestry Division tree assessment now digitized as part of Arvada’s Forestry plan for its 13,000 + trees. The Forestry Plan includes strategies for tree diversification, preventative maintenance, spraying and injecting for pests and disease.



 Recycling Guide




  • Increased public transportation options through the opening of the G Line Commuter Rail
  • Bike and pedestrian connection improvements throughout the community; specifically integrated with our three commuter rail stops on the G Line
  • Bicycle recycle program and bicycle repair stations throughout the community to increase community access to non-motorized transportation options
  • Emphasis on dual fuel capability in vehicle purchases.
  • Installation of electric vehicle charging stations
  • Multi-modal transportation availability and connectivity: Introduced in the 2005 Comprehensive Plan and expanded in the 2014 Plan.

Water Conservation

  • Water conservation introduced as a City goal in 2005 Comprehensive Plan. Goal reaffirmed in 2014 Plan.
  • 100% of City parks have computerized irrigation systems to conserve water.
  • Water saving programs are offered through a partnership with Resource Central.
    • Garden in a Box
    • Waterwise Yard Seminars 
    • Lawn Replacement
    • Smart Controller Update


City Managers Office, 720-898-7500