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Ask Eartha: Celebrating Earth Day

Dear Eartha, I’m running out of time to decide what to do for Earth Day! Do you have any ideas?  Not to worry! Earth day is only a few days away, and now is a great time to start thinking about what you want to do to give back to the environment and the place […]

Ask Eartha: Energy Efficient Remodeling

Dear Eartha, I’m planning a home remodel this spring, and I want to make sure I’m considering energy efficiency, too. Do you have any advice to help my project be the best it can be? ‘Tis the season for home improvement projects! The warm months are a great time to plan and complete that work […]

Ask Eartha: Preparing for Gardening Season

Dear Eartha, This wild spring weather has me confused!  One day it feels warm enough to start thinking about my vegetable garden and the next day it is snowing again.  What should I be doing right now to prepare for gardening season without getting ahead of myself?    Springtime in the Rockies can be a […]

Ask Eartha: It’s Time to Act on Climate Change

Dear Eartha, I’m worried about climate change and want to see more action at all levels – from the local to the federal. How do I advocate for bigger change and bigger impact?  I’m worried, too. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC for short – it’s a mouthful, right?) is the United Nations group of […]

Ask Eartha: Ways to Conserve Water

Dear Eartha, I’m an avid rafter, but this drought has me worried about the future of my favorite sport. What can I do to ensure a future full of whitewater?  I love to raft, too, and this year my friends and I were pretty disappointed that we didn’t pull any river permits. I’m starting to wonder […]

Ask Eartha: Home Energy Efficiency on a Budget

Dear Eartha, it seems like I’m paying more to heat my house this winter compared to last year. I’d love to make some improvements at home to save money on my bills, but I’m also on a budget. What’s the most affordable way to get started? Heating bills creeping upward? You’re not alone. Last fall, four […]

Ask Eartha: How to Navigate Climate Anxiety

Dear Eartha, I’ve been feeling so anxious about the effects of climate change. What can I do? Any ideas or suggestions to calm my fears about the future of our planet? The impact to our mental and physical health don’t usually come to mind when we talk about the climate crisis. Referred to as “eco-anxiety” or […]

Ask Eartha: Show Love for the Planet on Valentines Day

Dear Eartha, how can I show my love for the planet this Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is not the only thing warming up the month of February. So is climate change. Projections by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization show that by 2050, nearly 25% of Summit County’s winter days could have high temperatures above freezing, compared to 12% […]