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Address

High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443

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(970) 668-5703

Email

info@highcountryconservation.org

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote practical solutions for waste reduction and resource conservation in our mountain community.

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Ask Eartha: How do I have a successful garden at Elevation?

Dear Eartha, every year about this time I start thinking about my summer vegetable garden. I get excited, spend too much money on seeds, and then get overwhelmed before the gardening season has really begun! What advice do you have for me?While I embrace the snow all winter, there’s nothing wrong with a little summer […]

Ask Eartha: How do I have a sustainable Valentine’s Day?

Dear Eartha, I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but I can’t stand all the waste that comes with it. How can we rethink Valentine’s Day to make it more sustainable while still celebrating love and affection?  As we step into the month of February, love’s enchanting aura fills the air. What better way to […]

Ask Eartha: How do solar panels work?

Dear Eartha, I’m interested in getting solar panels, but I have to admit…I’m not sure how they work. Can you break it down for me? Solar energy is the most abundant source of energy on Eartha. How abundant? In just 90 minutes, enough solar energy hits the planet to power worldwide energy consumption for a […]

Ask Eartha: Water Shortages

Dear Eartha, I’ve heard more and more about the water shortage impacting Colorado and other western states. What can I do to reduce the amount of water I use at home? Water conservation is a very important topic everywhere, but especially here in the western part of the US. While shortening your shower and installing […]

Ask Eartha: Vehicle Idling

Dear Eartha, I don’t have a garage, and it’s been really cold lately. I always let my car warm up for 10 – 15 minutes, but I feel guilty about it. Is it so wrong? What’s a better alternative? I get it – it’s been cold and snowy and cleaning off frozen windshields is definitely […]

Ask Eartha: Circular Economies

Dear Eartha, what is a circular economy? Are there any local examples? Great question, as this is a term that I hope we all hear more about in the future. Factors such as climate change, population growth, unsustainable lifestyles and dwindling resources are pressuring global economies to evolve. One such evolution is that circular economies […]

Ask Eartha: Energy conserving New Year’s resolutions

Dear Eartha, What can I do to conserve energy in 2024? As we bid farewell to another year and welcome the promise of a new one, it’s essential to reflect on our habits and choices that impact the environment. In the era of climate change and growing ecological concerns, there’s no better time to make […]

Ask Eartha: Help Me Sort Through All Of This Holiday Mess

Dear Eartha, As the holidays roll on, I’m dealing with loads of torn wrapping paper, gifts I’ll never use, and food I won’t devour on my own. Can you help me sort through this mess? It’s not too late to sprinkle joy and eco-magic into your holiday season! Amidst the parties and presents, it sounds […]

Ask Eartha: How to give your Christmas tree a second life

Dear Eartha, Each year my family cuts down our own Christmas tree, but we are never sure what to do with it after the Holidays. What is the best way to dispose of our tree in the new year? Nothing says Christmas like the smell of a freshly cut pine tree. Some of my best […]

Ask Eartha: Are Businesses Doing Their Part for Sustainability?

Dear Eartha, I’ve been noticing the strides our residents are making towards sustainability, but what about our businesses? From glass recycling and selling eco-friendly products to the adoption of LEDs and low flow toilets, businesses are doing their bit – big or small – to maintain the beauty of Summit County, just like our residents […]

Ask Eartha: Why can’t we recycle berry containers in Summit County?

Dear Eartha, My sister recycles berry containers at her house on the Front Range. Why aren’t they accepted in Summit County? The short answer is that berry containers are not accepted for recycling in Summit County because they wouldn’t actually get recycled. They’d get mixed with #1 plastic bottles and rather than melting down during […]

Drink Beer for Conservation

Pint for the Planet is happening now! For the entire month of February, you can support HC3 by grabbing a beer at some of your favorite local breweries.