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Ask Eartha: The Future of EV Batteries

Dear Eartha, I’ve been hearing a lot of concerning information about electric car batteries. I’m interested in buying an EV as my next vehicle, but I want to do the right thing. What’s an environmentally-minded person to do? You know the quote, “The only thing constant in life is change?” (that’s Heraclitus, by the way). Keep […]

Ask Eartha: Winter Driving

Dear Eartha, It seems like I-70 closes with every big storm, and I’ve seen some recent horror stories of people getting stuck on the highway for hours. I don’t want to just let my car run, but it gets cold here. What advice do you have for me?Considerations for your car go well beyond eco-friendliness […]

Ask Eartha: Recycling Public Forums

Dear Eartha, I live here in the county and own a small business. My neighbor told me about some recent recycling forums and changes in trash collection. What do I need to know? Can residents submit comments?The forums you’re talking about took place over the last two weeks when High Country Conservation Center updated residents […]

Ask Eartha: Dog Protocol in the Winter

Dear Eartha, I am seeing a lot of loose dogs and their droppings around towns and trails. Why is it especially important that dog owners practice responsible etiquette and keep their dogs nearby and under control in winter? Keeping dogs leashed or under immediate control is especially important in the winter for many reasons, for […]

Ask Eartha: Dealing with Holiday Waste

Dear Eartha, Every year around the holidays, I consider getting rid of my old lights that don’t work anymore. Do I have any options in Summit County? What about the dying tree dropping needles all over my floor?  The holidays have come and gone, and you might be wondering what to do with all the […]

Ask Eartha: Post Holiday Waste Tips

Dear Eartha, Every year around the holidays, I consider getting rid of my old lights that don’t work anymore. Do I have any options in Summit County? What about the dying tree dropping needles all over my floor? The holidays have come and gone, and you might be wondering what to do with all the stuff […]

Ask Eartha: Sustainable New Years Resolutions

Dear Eartha, the more I see climate change affecting our planet, the more motivated I feel to begin 2022 with a resolution that helps fight climate change. But I feel totally overwhelmed on where to start. Do you have any ideas for me? Your enthusiasm is inspiring! Faced with such a large-scale problem, I understand […]

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 […]