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Green Drinks is a social networking event for individuals interested in sustainability and environmental issues. This Summit County Green Drinks will be held at the Baker’s Brewery. The event is free and open to anyone over the age of 21. Bring friends and neighbors and come learn about today’s pressing issues. This event is sponsored by Deeper Green Consulting.
Join HC3 for the 28th Annual Tim McClure benefit happening Friday, March 10th from 6-10pm in the Columbine Room at the DoubleTree Hotel in Breckenridge.
Come celebrate the legacy of Tim McClure, founder of Summit Recycling Project, as we celebrate a history of recycling and resource conservation in Summit County, and the future of High Country Conservation Center at our largest fund raiser of the year! The event boasts a large silent auction, live music, games, food and libations.
The $30 ticket to the event includes a taster glass and access to a beer, wine, and spirit tasting from local purveyors. Vendors for this element of the event include: Baker’s Brewery, Breckenridge Distillery, Broken Compass, Dillon Dam Brewery, Outer Range Brewing, and Pug Ryan’s.
We also have made this event even more family-friendly! This year’s live music will feature bluegrass and folk tunes by Ms. Amy and the Jet Set. Additionally, EveryBelly Dancers will be performing for everyone’s entertainment. We are also featuring a S’mores bar, where the kiddos can make their own S’mores, and we have a scavenger hunt and trivia game for all to get in on the fun! For more information, email Jenny or call 970-668-5703.
NEW THIS YEAR!
In addition to regular tickets, we will be selling VIP tickets for $50 each. VIPs receive early access to the event (5 p.m.), an HC3 pint glass, early silent auction access and an exclusive door prize drawing.
2017 Green Scene Awards
HC3 is pleased to host the Green Scene Awards. These awards are to honor individuals and businesses in our community who strive to create awareness and cultivate solutions for a greener Summit County. Green Scene awardees are examples of real-world environmental champions right here in our own community. Awardees will be announced at the Tim McClure Benefit.
The Water Committee will be reviewing stakeholder presentations and kick-off material.
EPA WaterSense Brings You: Fix a Leak Week in March 2017
“Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for EPA’s ninth annual Fix a Leak Week which will take place March 20 through 26, 2017, but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home to save valuable water and money all year long.”
“From family fun runs to leak detection contests to WaterSense demonstrations, Fix a Leak Week events happen from coast to coast and are all geared to teach you how to find and fix household leaks.”
The water committee will be reviewing stakeholder information.
“We have the Power to Save the Powder!”
To celebrate the day and the “Power To Save The Powder” we will have a tent village in the Base Area with some Colorado friends that practice sustainability in their businesses and products. With a $10 donation to the HC3 to demo some of the newest equipment around, this is not a day to be missed!
All proceeds from this event will benefit HC3. Come on out and meet Abasin’s Green Team and representatives from HC3 and learn about A-Basin’s sustainability initiatives, while Elevating Your Green Experience at Arapahoe Basin.
There will also be a prize drawing and silent auction with prizes from our sustainability minded friends in the tent village.
Michael Finkel presents his new book:
Stranger in the Woods
Michael Finkel is the author of True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture, Ture Story starring James Franco and Jonah Hill. He has written for National Geographic Esquire, Rolling Stone, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity FAir, and The Atlantic.
The Stranger in the Woods is about a man who lived completely alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, reading thousands of books, and perhaps discovering a secret or two about life.
For more information email Heidi Kunzek or call (970) 453-6757, Ext. 2614
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BREW is a salon series that provides thought-provoking discussion for and among creative professionals with varied topics designed to engage and inspire. Party party, part conversation, the series is curated by local guest artists and rotates quarterly at different creative spaces in downtown Breckenridge.
Topic: Art + The Ecological Experience
Globalization, development, consumption. The modern world is changing how we view landscapes and the people within it. Staff from HC3 will explore how we interpret the natural world through art using film excerpts from Art21’s “Ecology.” How can art activate our sense of place and relationship with the environment? How does nature evolve through our interpretation of it? Can we better utilize art to tell the story of changing landscapes and motivate communities to imagine a more sustainable and harmonious future?
Funded by Summit County ballot measure 1A, this FREE electronic and household hazardous waste collection event will take place on May 20th, Town Clean Up Day. Bring household hazardous waste*, outdated, unwanted, and used electronics to be properly recycled by our partners Electronic Recycling International and Veolia. Open to all Summit County residents. No commercial waste will be accepted. Location: Summit Stage Bus Barn in Frisco.
Accepted household hazardous waste items include paints, stains, pesticides, fertilizers, cleansers, solvents, adhesives, and mercury thermometers and switches. Materials must be in their original containers and/or clearly labeled. Household hazardous waste items not accepted at this event, but accepted onsite at the SCRAP, include antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, kerosene, batteries and motor oil. Items not accepted at the SCRAP or the event include explosives, ammunition, infectious waste, propane tanks and radioactive materials.
Electronics items accepted at the event include computers, monitors, printers, phones, audio equipment, TVs, tablets and electronics accessories. Accepted pharmaceutical items include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medication samples, vitamins, prescribed narcotics, medicated lotions and ointments, inhalers, liquid medications in leak-proof containers and unopened transdermal skin patches. Items not accepted include needles, lancets, thermometers, infectious waste, personal care products, medical marijuana, business waste and aerosol cans.
Money grows on trees: Recycle paper.
Head on over to the Alpine Bank parking lot in Dillon for their free shred day! Bring all of your paper from home that you’d like to shred and Alpine Bank will shred and recycle it for free! Donations to HC3 the day of the event will be matched up to $5,000 by Alpine Bank.
Did you know…
– Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees!
– Paper can be recycled 5 to 7 times until its fibers become too short.
– Using old paper to make new paper uses 30 to 50 percent less energy than making paper from trees.
– Office paper is recycled into paper towels, tissue paper and toilet paper.
– 40 percent of all waste going to landfills is paper. Cutting down on paper waste will extend the lives of our landfills.