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ASK EARTHA: What To Do With Fallen Leaves

Dear Eartha,  It’s Halloween but it’s my garden and yard that are really scary. What should I do with the fallen leaves, withering pumpkins, and neglected garden? October gave us some beautiful days so it’s no wonder you’ve let fall chores pile up. And now that Halloween has arrived, it is time to meet your […]

ASK EARTHA: How to talk about climate change

Dear Eartha, A few days ago, my neighbor and I were chatting about the wildfires and drought the west has experienced this year. I mentioned that we’ll see more of these disasters because of climate change, and she quickly changed the subject. How can I talk to friends and neighbors about climate change without losing […]

Ask Eartha: How to recycle or donate clothing

Dear Eartha, What’s going on with clothing donations and recycling? I heard everything was put on hold due to COVID. I’ve got some old clothes and kid stuff and I’m hoping someone can use it. Some items are in really good shape. Cleaning out closets can be so rewarding. And for some, that process unearths […]

Ballot Measure 1A: Services Stabilization

HC3 Supports 1A As Summit County’s population and visitation have increased, demand for our community’s recycling services is now greater than ever before.  HC3 supports ballot measure 1A “Services Stabilization” to maintain food scrap composting, glass stations, the new Silverthorne recycling center and other waste reduction programs. We need these programs to reach our community […]

ASK EARTHA: EPA’s Environmental Rollbacks

Dear Eartha, I thought the EPA was supposed to protect the environment, but this year there’s been a lot of talk about rolling back environmental regulations. What gives? Climate change is knocking on our global doorstep. This summer, smoke from four major wildfires blanketed Summit County, one of which became the largest wildfire in Colorado’s […]