Eiber Recognized As First Lakewood Sustainable Neighborhood
On August 7th, as part of St. Paul's Neighborhood Night Out, Eiber was recognized as a certified Sustainable Neighborhood. Mayor Murphy and Jonathan Wachtel, Sustainability Planner, unveiled the Sustainable Neighborhood signs that will be posted at our neighborhood borders. Many community members made this achievement possible, including Paul Ditson, Tom Slabe, Carrie Sonneborn, Bill Spriggs, and Lois Witte. On August 12th, at the Lakewood City Council meeting, the achievment was also formally recognized by City Council.
Eiber Community Garden Breaking Ground!
Time to think about community gardening. It’s fun, it's organic, it's educational, it's healthy, and it's neighbors helping neighbors. Since the garden is on the elementary school grounds at 10th and Independence, it's also an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. Get involved as a volunteer, or a reserve a garden plot. Email Eibercommunitygarden@gmail.com.
Changes In State Law Affect Items For Trash
Beginning July 1, you no longer will be able to dispose of most consumer electronics in your household trash because of a new state law. Learn more at www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ewaste.
Crime Stoppers mobile 'app' Available
Metro Crime Stoppers has an application that residents can download to smart phones to make it easier to report crimes and find crime prevention tips. Visit www.CrimeStoppersMobile.com and learn more at http://youtu.be/lu2zkj6N688.
Make a Difference in the Life of A Child
Volunteers at Eiber Elementary help Eiber’s children achieve academic success and in return, are enriched by the friendship and love of a child. Many Eiber students are disadvantaged economically - over 90% of the students at Eiber are on a free or reduced lunch program. Eiber is a dual language school, with a third of the students having a language background other than English, and 90% of those students speaking Spanish as their first language.
This program began as a literacy program and this year it expanded to provide support to the math curriculum. Volunteers are paired with an individual child. if you would like more information, contact Lois Witte, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What Is A Resilience Circle?
A Resilience Circle is a small group of people that comes together to increase personal security during these challenging times. Circles have three purposes: learning, mutual aid, and social action. These groups are exploring a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support, and helping build a new kind of economy that’s fair and in harmony with the earth. Full Story