Our Stories

Energy Explorers

Since 2011, High Country Conservation Center has been going into Summit County elementary and middle schools to teach students about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Educating youth about sustainable practices is how we help shape a future that creates harmony between the people and the planet.

Sustainable Business

With over 120 businesses enrolled, High Country Conservation Center’s sustainable business program helps Summit County businesses save money, time and lowers their environmental impacts. Pleased with their upgrades thus far, the Village at Breckenridge is eager to continue with additional improvements.

Energy Smart CO

Energy Smart Colorado is your one-stop shop for home energy audits, home energy upgrades, financing and rebates. Through this program, we provide coaching on energy conservation measures and how to make your home more comfortable, safe and energy efficient. Learn how one Summit County resident made improvements to her home to save money and energy.

Grow to Share

The Grow to Share program’s objective is to provide healthy, fresh produce to Summit County residents in need and to provide education to participants on the benefits of local, fresh, and healthy foods. All surplus produce is donated to WIC and FIRC. Produce is offered directly to clients at home visits and nutritional office appointments. Read this story to see how this program began and the impacts it has had in the community.

CARE program

Available to residents of Summit County who earn up to 80% of the area median income, The CARE program provides home weatherization services, water conservation, and energy efficiency upgrades to residents of Summit County. Supported by Xcel Energy and Denver based non-profit Energy Outreach Colorado, the CARE program delivers tremendous benefits to Summit County Locals. Learn how one resident is now saving money and energy in her home.