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Ask Eartha: Reduce Holiday Waste

Dear Eartha, I love the holidays. I love baking a ton of cookies, decorating my home, and wrapping gifts fit for a photoshoot. I realize it’s wasteful, but I’m not ready to give up my holiday traditions. Do you have any advice for me? There’s no shame in celebrating the holidays and sharing your giving […]

Ask Eartha: Electrifying the Future

Dear Eartha, I’m trying to decrease my carbon footprint at home. I subscribe to a renewable electricity program but what do I do about heating with natural gas? I want to save, but I don’t want to live in an igloo! This is an excellent question to ponder as we enter heating season – or, […]

Ask Eartha: Turn Gratitude into Action

Dear Eartha, I was so thankful to be able to gather for the Thanksgiving holiday, and my family expressed the same. But when I see all the holiday trash and wastefulness, all those thank yous for all that we have feel a little empty. Do you have any advice for me? In this holiday season […]

Ask Eartha: Sustainable Holiday Gifts

Dear Eartha, The looming wastefulness that often comes with the holidays puts a damper on my festive spirit. How can I mitigate the waste yet still make the holidays extra special for green-minded loved ones? Beyond profuse consumption and the myriad of plastic-based gifts that will inevitably spend the next thousand of years in a […]

Ask Eartha: America Recycles Day

Dear Eartha, I just moved here for the season and my condo doesn’t have recycling. What’s up with that? Is there anything I can do with my recyclables? Kudos to you for caring about your new home and community! Also, great timing. Today is America Recycles Day. November 15 marks the day that the Environmental […]

Ask Eartha: Eco-friendly Ski Wax

Dear Eartha, I have heard about toxins that are in our ski waxes and other products. Is that true? What do I need to know? If you’re like me, these recent flurries have you unpacking your winter gear for the season and eagerly anticipating the feeling of gliding down fresh snow on newly waxed skis. Getting […]

Ask Eartha: Sustainable Halloween Tips

Dear Eartha, My Halloween pumpkin is a drooping mess. Is pumpkin composting available this year? This is the time of year when Halloween pumpkins turn really spooky. Oozing, collapsing and growing all manner of fungi. And yes, you CAN compost the moldy mess for free, now through Nov. 14 at the Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne recycling […]