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Summit Green Drinks is a FREE social networking group for individuals interested in sustainability and the environment. We meet each month and rotate locations between Breckenridge, Frisco and the Silverthorne / Dillon area.
This month’s event is provided in partnership with Broken Compass Brewing.
Presenting a Sustainable Brewery Tour & Talk
Broken Compass has a mission to be the most sustainable brewery in the world. Come grab a fresh brew and hear from David Axelrod or “Ax” as he’s known around town. Ax will provide a tour of the brewing facility and share with us how Broken Compass is committed to sustainability.
Summit CSA Community Celebration
Come celebrate the success of locally-grown food in Summit County at the Summit CSA Community Celebration hosted by the High Country Conservation Center staff and board. The event will take place on Thursday, August 17th from 5-7pm at the Summit CSA Greenhouses on the corner of Lusher Ct. and Meadow Dr. in Frisco. Appetizers and libations will be served as you enjoy a tour of the greenhouses and chat among HC3 staff and other community members. We hope to see you there!
This seminar covers all aspects of water law, including water rights; ditch rights; appropriation, perfection, limitations, attributes, abandonment, and enforcement of water rights. Further discussions will include, groundwater, ditch owner rights & responsibilities, ditch companies, public rights, and federal/interstate compacts. This seminar will be presented by Mr. Aaron Clay, Attorney at Law & former 26-yr Water Referee for Colorado Court, Division 4.
We welcome EVERYONE, including landowners, realtors, water district employees, and anyone else interested in water law.
Twenty individuals are needed to make this seminar a success, so please call Katlin with the Middle Park Conservation District at 970-531-0127 to sign up. You may also email Katlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Deadline: August 4th
“As a small rancher with many water-rights issues, Aaron Clay’s water law class was great. I have spent about 18 years learning about water rights on my own, and really wish that Aaron’s class had been available when I started the learning process. Because of his lengthy experience in the water court, he had a vast reservoir of knowledge about what is important to laymen. The information he presented was practical and easy to understand. For $50, this class was a true bargain.” ~Drew McCoy
Bring friends, neighbors and family to join local Yoga instructor Lisa Julian of Elevated Yoga in Frisco for a mid-day Yoga session at Nancy’s Community Garden located at 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco.
New models for using solar electricity such as solar leases, community solar gardens, and solar loans have been sprouting up throughout Colorado. Combined with financial incentives and the falling cost of panels, solar electricity is a realistic choice for a growing number of Summit County residents. Colorado State University Extension is partnering with High Country Conservation Center and Xcel Energy to help homeowners and renters understand their options for solar. Different types of solar electric systems will be explained, along with comparisons of various financing models and a demonstration of CSU Extension’s new online Solar Calculator. The goal is to help county residents make the best choice for their personal situations when it comes to solar energy.
The free workshop will take place on September 13th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Cary Weiner, State Energy Specialist with CSU Extension and Kevin Cray with Xcel Energy will be presenting. Light refreshments will be served.
Enjoy a locally sourced and beautifully prepared four course meal while supporting the High Country Conservation Center. Join us at Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant in Frisco on Wednesday September 21st for an evening of gourmet seasonal dishes with family and friends. This event is reservation only.
Cost and more details coming soon.
EPA Region 8 is inviting you to a free one-day Food Waste Reduction Workshop on September 22nd to raise awareness of and learn about practical solutions to reduce food waste in schools.
This workshop is offered as a peer-to-peer learning opportunity and a chance to offer solutions to the challenges that school administrators, food service staff, facilities management and other school staff run into when trying to reduce food waste in schools. We would love to hear your insights.
We also want to offer solutions and strategies for you to measure and reduce food waste.
Proposed Workshop Agenda
- Introduction of the Food Waste & Loss Topic in the U.S. & in Relation to K-12 Schools
- On-Site Demonstrations of Food Waste Reduction Efforts with Facilities & Food & Nutrition Services Staff to Include Composting with an Earth Tub & Waste Diversion using A Chicken Coop
- Topics to be Covered: Food Donation, Composting, How to Measure your School’s Food Waste & More
- Network with Peer Mentors in Your Field to Learn How to Implement these Efforts in your District
- Learn About The Food Recovery Challenge & Pledge to Take Action!
Please contact the consultant on the project, Katrina Brink (info below) as she is happy to answer any further questions you may have. We will send out a more detailed agenda in the months to come to those who are interested in attending. Please RSVP by email to Katrina if you can attend at: email@example.com
Join us for a night of environmental inspiration at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.
This film series will feature a variety of environmental and adventure films which informs, inspires solutions, and creates positive perspectives to restore the earth and human communities.
This event benefits the High Country Conservation Center.
Please stay tuned for event specifics and film information.