Green Off

See what contestants are doing by visiting the   Green Off Blog Website 

  • The 1st Annual Summit County Green Off is intended to create friendly competition amongst several households in Summit County. By incorporating recycling and conservation strategies into their daily lives and improving on what they are already doing, the Green Off households will compete for title of the most sustainable! Families that enter the competition must be willing to participate for six months and keep a monthly blog. The winners of the challenge will be announced in September 2016.

    In order to qualify for the Green Off, you must be a household living in Summit County full-time year-round and dedicated to improving the sustainability of your household. You must also be willing to have HC3 staff conduct a Sustainability Assessment and Energy Audit on your home, both FREE! These two reports will give you a better understanding of what you’re currently doing well and how you can improve. Based on the two reports, your household will receive a score, and you are tasked with improving your score with various measures and action items. A panel of judges will select one winner based on some of the following criteria: a greener home, energy savings and sustainable home improvements. To monitor each household, contestants are required to keep a monthly blog post for six months to write about challenges and improvements.

  • Read  about each contestant  selected for  the  2016 Greenoff Challenge.

    • Charlotte Clarke

      Charlotte ClarkeCharlotte Clarke, age 74, is a retired college professor, writer and realtor. Clarke came to Frisco on a medical leave in 1994 and never left even though she has no family in Colorado .  She has a 3 bedroom house and a roommate.  Her passions are giving back to the community in various volunteer positions around the county, hiking with her two dogs , cross-country hut skiing, keeping her carbon footprint as low as possible, growing her own veggies and tending to her 4 chickens and 2 cats plus travel.
    • Jessica Lilienthal

      Jessica LilienthalOur household consists of three working professionals and our adorable corgi, Ginger. Jackie, Joshua and Jessica are all full-time keystone employees that earned our bachelor degrees at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Penn State and Oklahoma State, respectively. We all moved to CO to pursue skiing between 2012-2014.We live for those bright summer days on backpacking trips, 20″ powder days and to see all the beautiful foliage in the fall. We look forward to being a part of this challenge and spreading the word about living more sustainability.

    • Chad Washer

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      Chad grew up outside Chicago and now loves to ski and mountain bike with his kids. Carrie moved toColorado from Texas to ski and hike.  She works for Vail Resorts in Conference Services.  Pauline is a retired geologist who loves to travel with family and friends.  Simone is a Summit High School student who snowboards, mountain bikes, hikes and plays guitar.  Chad Henry is a Summit Middle School student who skis, mountain bikes, plays guitar and drums and likes to play with yoyos. The Green Off is a way to make sure our family is doing all we can to preserve the environment for future generations

  • The winner of the 2016 Green Off is Charlotte Clarke! Charlotte made great efforts toward energy efficiency by adding LED lightbulbs throughout her home. Additionally, she took charge of the waste she was producing by giving herself a waste audit to see where she could cut down. If you would like to learn more about Charlotte’s journey, as well as the rest of the contestants, visit the Green Off blog at