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Prior to beginning work on a credit-eligible initiative, participating neighborhoods should fill out the appropriate Proposal Form. After completing the initiative, the neighborhood must submit a Credit Form in order to receive credits towards certification. *In this new system, you must fill out a Proposal Form in order to submit a Credit Form.
Below you'll find explanations of all the activities that are eligible for certification credit. If you already know which category you want, just look to the right for a list of quick links to get you to the right form!
Workshops must be open to all interested neighborhood residents with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the workshop topic. Workshops should utilize expert speakers, local organizations, and other relevant resources to help attendees turn awareness into action.
Are you starting this activity? Submit a Workshop Proposal form.
Have you completed this activity? Submit a Workshop Credit form.
A special event is a neighborhood wide activity designed to inspire community engagement and direct action. Examples of special events include food drives, recycling days, neighborhood cleanups or sustainability fairs.
Are you starting this activity? Submit a Special Event Proposal form.
Have you completed this activity? Submit a Special Event Credit form.
A neighborhood club is a group of residents who share a similar interest or participate in a common activity related to one of the five Program Goal Areas.
Are you starting this activity? Submit a Club Proposal form.
Have you completed this activity? Submit a Club Credit form.
Implementation occurs when a neighborhood takes direct action to make a change that advances sustainability. There are two implementation categories: major and minor. Staff will work with the neighborhood to determine if the implementation falls into a major or minor category based on the following criteria required to complete the initiative:
1. Number of residents involved
2. Complexity of the project
3. Number of Incremental Goals
4. Time required to reach Advanced Goal
Are you starting this activity? Submit an Implementation Proposal form.
Have you completed this activity? Submit an Implementation Credit form.
Neighborhood Outreach Plan
Developing a Neighborhood Outreach Plan helps residents promote events and initiatives and encourages participation and collaboration. A Neighborhood Outreach Plan should include:
1. A mission statement
2. Outreach channels to be used and/or created (ex. mailings, door-to-door, social media, websites, etc.)
3. A primary contact for each outreach channel.
Before you fill out the online form to submit your Neighborhood Outreach Plan, we highly recommend you meet as a group to discuss all the outreach channels you have or would like to have, information about each channel (web addresses, frequency of use, etc.), and who the main contact is for each. Use this example Neighborhood Outreach Plan to make filling out the online form a breeze!
Ready to submit or update your plan? Submit or update your Neighborhood Outreach Plan.
For information on credit-eligible activities, please view the Neighborhood Certification brochure.
Talk to us!
For assistance or questions about which form is right for your activity, contact you City's Sustainable Neighborhoods staff.
or call 720-865-5477
or call 303-987-7524.