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“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.”
We have the Power to Save the Powder!
To celebrate the day and the “Power To Save The Powder” Arapahoe Basin 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 HC3 you can 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 A-Basin’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.
NEW This Year: Film Screening – Last Tracks
“This two-year film focuses on the effects that climate change has on skiing and what we as a community can do to fight it. It is time we look closer at this phenomenon that is affecting all of us. Skiers hold the power and drive to mitigate this change. The ski industry is full of passionate people who consider the sport a lifestyle. Let’s put that passion to use and save the snow.”
– Mountain Theory Films
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
Green Drinks is a social networking event for individuals interested in sustainability and environmental issues. The March Green Drinks session will be held at Ollie’s in Frisco. 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.
Energy Efficiency Workshop
This panel workshop will feature local hotel/lodging/HOA and utility representatives who will share their experiences ans answer your questions about the following important topics:
- Gaining HOA Buy-In
- Lighting Efficiency & Controls
- Mechanical Systems & Controls
- Xcel Energy Rebate Programs
Feel free to attend only the sessions that interest you most, or stay for the entire program!
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.