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Funded by Summit County ballot measure 1A, this FREE electronic collection event will take place at the Summit Stage Bus Barn on the Frisco County Commons Campus. Bring all outdated, unwanted, and used electronics to be properly recycled by our partners Electronic Recycling International. In addition, we will have the county sheriff on hand to collect unused medications. Open to all Summit County residents. No commercial waste will be accepted. For more information, please call 970-668-5703. E-waste event map
Join the High Country Conservation Center for the 26th Annual Tim McClure Memorial Benefit! Doors will open at the The Village in Breckenridge starting at 6:00pm. Live music starts at 7pm. Children under 12 years old are free. Tickets in advance are $25 and at the door $30. Questions? Call 970.668.5703 or email Jenny Hammock. Buy Tickets Today Do you know someone who has done great work in sustainability for Summit County this year? If so, nominate them for the Green Scene Awards! Awards will be presented at Tim McClure this year. Nominations are due February 20th.
Click Here to Apply to the Master Mountain Composter Class before the deadline- Friday, May 1 Please send all questions to Jessie Burley High Country Conservation HC3 has been offering backyard composting workshops to the Summit County community for several years. The popular workshops are well suited to citizens interested in learning (or reviewing) the basics of composting. However, if you are among those that are interested in a more in-depth program then the Master Mountain Composter program is for you! This May, HC3 and Colorado Mountain College will co-host the annual Master Mountain Composter Program. The program will consist of three classes with 2 hour sessions: Classes are held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Colorado Mountain College, RM 142 Tuesday, May 5 – MMC Class #1: Compost Fundamentals, Compost Pile Building, Methods, and Compost Use Monday, May 11 – MMC Class #2: Composting at High Altitude, in Cold Weather, & in Bear Country; and the Science of Composting. Wednesday, May 13 – MMC Class #3: How to be a Worm Farmer – Basic & Advanced Vermicomposting (Composting with Worms) OPTIONAL Tour of Community Compost Program (date TBD): Landfill Dynamics and Large-Scale Compost Operations The cost for the certification which includes the MMC 2015 manual and class sessions is $50 plus volunteer hours. In order to receive certification as a Master Mountain Composter, each participant will be required to perform 20 hours of community outreach by the end of the program year. Some potential activities that will fulfill this requirement include: conducting a composting workshop in the community; teaching a composting program at a local school; assisting a business with compost collection; facilitating zero waste events; and coordinating a community garden project. There is the option to become a Trained Mountain Composter as well, which allows individuals to attend the training sessions without taking part in the community service component. The fee for this option is $100 and priority is given to those choosing to participate in the community outreach portion of the program. Drop-Ins are welcome to attend each individual class for a fee of $25 with no commitment to the MMC requirements. Send questions to Jessie Burley or call 970-668-5703