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Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Riverwalk Center
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Continental Divide Land Trust and HC3 have partnered once again to bring you the 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This festival portrays individuals and communities across the globe solving climate change issues revolving around water conservation, energy, food systems, biodiversity, resource management, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. You’ll explore the world improving movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities, celebrating the natural and human world in all its diversity.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the closing event of Ullr Festival and provides inspiration for the whole family. Beer, wine, soda, and movie snacks are available for purchase. Epic prizes are given away at intermission.

Tickets available for $25 at Riverwalk Center event doors on event day, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

For questions, please send us an email, call HC3 at 970-668-5703, or visit our Resource Page. Check out the trailer below:

30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit @ DoubleTree Breckenridge
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit @ DoubleTree Breckenridge | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

HC3’s largest fundraiser of the year includes a beer tasting with 6 local breweries breweries – Angry James, Baker’s Brewery, Broken Compass, Dillon Dam Brewery, HighSide Brewing and Pug Ryan’s – plus, wine from Antler’s Liquor & Wine Cellar. The Tim McClure Benefit also includes one of the largest silent auctions in the county, music from Ms. Amy and the Jet Set, and live entertainment with the EveryBelly Dancers. Click to learn more about the Tim McClure Benefit.

Held in memory of Tim McClure, a conservation pioneer who began Summit’s first recycling program back in 1976, the benefit honors his legacy and supports the HC3 programs that continue his vision. The event also recognizes the conservation efforts of community members and businesses with the presentation of the Green Scene Awards. It takes place thanks to generous in-kind donations from Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise.

Fix a Leak Week
Mar 18 – Mar 24 all-day
Fix a Leak Week

Did you know that the average household leak wastes 10,000 gallons of water each year? That’s more than a month’s supply for a family of four. If your water bill is suspiciously high, it’s time to look for leaks or contact your water provider. Try these 3 easy DIY tips:

  • Identify toilet leaks: Placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.) Watch the video.
  • Look for continuous leaks: If you’re not running water in the house and your meter is moving, you have a continuous leak. Learn how to read your water meter.
  • SPEAK UP! In the workplace: Leaks don’t just happen at home. If you see a faucet dripping, a toilet running or broken sprinkler heads, make sure to report it to the maintenance staff.

Visit the EPA website to learn how to check for leaks in your home. And, be sure to check out Summit County’s Blue River Watershed Water Efficiency Plan for more information on community-wide water conservation efforts.

Are you fixing a leak this week? Share your photos on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to tag High Country Conservation Center!

Party for the Planet Earth Day Event @ Highside Brewing
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

Join HC3 at HighSide Brewery on Earth Day – Monday, April 22 at 5PM to party for the planet! We’ll be on-site to share brews and conversations about community climate goals, new recycling efforts and more.

HighSide, located at 720 Main St. in Frisco, Colo., will offer a free drink that evening to anyone who makes a $10 donation to HC3. Expect giveaways, stickers and like-minded neighbors who care about stopping climate change.

Garden Workshop: Intro to High Altitude Gardening @ Hopefull Discovery Room, South Branch Library, Breckenridge
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Garden Workshop: Intro to High Altitude Gardening @ Hopefull Discovery Room, South Branch Library, Breckenridge

Want to get a jump start on the gardening season?  Join us as HC3 gardener Susie Nothnagel instructs you on the basics of high altitude vegetable gardening. This free workshop is geared towards new gardeners who want to learn the foundation of what grows well in our climate and how to get started.

Applications are now open for community gardens. LEARN MORE.

Annual Recycling Event & Town Cleanup Day @ Summit Stage Bus Barn
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Recycling Event & Town Cleanup Day @ Summit Stage Bus Barn | Frisco | Colorado | United States
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710721153{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Need to get that old TV out of the house? What about old cleaners or fertilizers sitting in the garage? The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) and HC3 work in conjunction with Summit County towns to host the Annual Recycling Event on Saturday, May 18 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Summit Stage Bus Barn. This is your chance to go through the free drive-through drop off for hard to recycle items, including electronics, paints, textiles, pharmaceuticals and household hazardous waste (HHW). Learn more by visiting our HHW page or call us at 970-668-5703.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Volunteer Sign Up” color=”vista-blue” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710732582{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Can I bring old motor oil and antifreeze to the event?
    No. These items are not accepted at the event, however they, along with all HHW, are accepted year-round free from residents year-round at the SCRAP.
  • Can we bring a lot of TVs to the event?
    No. Commercial loads are not accepted at the event, however the SCRAP can handle this type of request during regular business hours. Contact them at 970-468-9263 for details.
  • Do you take florescent tubes and CFLs?
    Not at the event. These items are accepted year-round free from residents at the SCRAP.
  • What’s the best way for me to package my old pesticides and cleaners?
    Please keep it in the original container and ensure it is tightly sealed. If the original container is damaged, you can seal it in a bucket.

The event is held in conjunction with Town Cleanup Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne. Help clean up your community and wrap up the day with a community picnic. HC3 will be at the Breckenridge Town Cleanup picnic to answer your conservation questions and give away LED bulbs. Bring us an old incandescent or CFL bulb and we’ll give you two LEDs.

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Frisco BBQ Challenge: Zero Waste Event @ Main St., Frisco, CO
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Frisco BBQ Challenge: Zero Waste Event @ Main St., Frisco, CO | Frisco | Colorado | United States
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1558977939660{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Volunteers are the backbone of the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco. They do everything from selling beer to moving tables to assisting with registration and selling t-shirts. This event would not happen without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time year after year.

The Colorado BBQ Challenge is also extremely proud to be a Zero Waste event proving that you can eat great BBQ, have fun AND care for our beautiful mountain environment all at the same time. Come make a difference by volunteering with the High Country Conservation Center to make our Zero Waste efforts successful! Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and food and drink tickets along with some good karma.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Volunteer Sign-Up” color=”vista-blue” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710013965{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Silverthorne – Solarize Info Session @ Angry James Brewing
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1559944366650{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Get your Solarize Summit questions answered!

The Solarize team will be at Angry James Brewing in Silverthorne on June 20th from 5:30-7 PM to answer your Solarize Summit questions. Come find out all the benefits of this program and why now is time to go solar!

For more information, check out our solarize website and sign up for a free site assessment at no obligation.

Town of Dillon and Frisco sessions available.

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Concert in the Park @ Frisco Historic Park
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come join us for a Concert at the Historic Park in Frisco!

The Town of Frisco is proud to bring together great music for a great cause at the free outdoor Concert in the Park series at the Frisco Historic Park gazebo & lawn at 120 Main Street. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting HC3.

Enjoy the dirt-floor folk combine with high- energy punk sound of Colorado-based band, Gasoline Lollipops.
Denver Westword awarded Gasoline Lollipops “Best Country Artist” in 2016. The band has won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Colorado Daily reader’s polls for “Best Boulder Band.”

This is a pet-friendly event. Come out, grab a beverage, and enjoy a fun evening of dirt-floor folk/punk tunes!


23rd Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival – Zero-Waste Event @ River Run Village
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day
23rd Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival - Zero-Waste Event @ River Run Village | Dillon | Colorado | United States
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710458513{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]The High Country Conservation Center is proud to be working with The Keystone Neighbourhood Company and Keystone Festivals as Zero-Waste educators at the 23rd Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival, August 3 & 4, 2019.

Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, tickets for food and drinks, discounts on taster glasses, and plenty of good Karma! There are a lot of different positions available so if you would like to volunteer for this great event.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Volunteer Sign Up” color=”vista-blue” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710469258{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]About the Event:
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors, and mountain music are just pieces of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 40+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys while some of the best national and regional bluegrass acts entertain on three different village stages.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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