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Ask Eartha: How can restaurants start composting?

Dear Eartha, I collect my food scraps at home but the restaurant I work at doesn’t. I’d like to help them start composting. How do I start? High five for composting your food scraps! You’ve joined over 2,300 Summit County residents who all use High Country Conservation Center’s (HC3) free Food Scrap Program. Just this […]

Compost Giveaway: Friday, May 20

*For Food Scrap Program Participants Only* HC3, in partnership with the SCRAP, is offering FREE compost to food scrap participants! The food waste you’ve been collecting is combined with beetle-kill wood and biosolids to create high-quality compost right here in Summit County. High Country Compost can help you level up your garden and improve the quality of your soil.    Bring your own bucket […]

Erin Young

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? We live in this community for many things, but the fresh air, clean rivers, fluffy powder, green forests, and abundant wildlife are highlights of what keep us here and what inspire new people to come. When I was a child in Silverthorne […]

Bruce Butler

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? It is certainly our responsibility to be good stewards of the environment and I was pleased to see Silverthorne’s North Pond solar garden prominently featured on the cover of the Summit Climate Action Plan.  This installation is a public-private partnership between a […]

Josh Blanchard

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? Responding to climate change and shaping environmental stewardship for Summit County are crucial in preserving our economy and our lifestyle for today and tomorrow. In February 2018, Summit County’s Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution committing the community to using […]

Tamara Pogue

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? Every day in Summit County, we witness the benefits of policies and strategies that protect our natural resources. Maintaining and expanding these policies, along with enhancing our reputation as a leader in the fight against climate change, will define the kind of […]

Allen Bacher

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? Climate has always changed.  Lifeforms (Flora/Fauna), disregarding the bacteria and microorganisms, for the moment, are inter reliant. Over eons, the earth has undergone numerous changes.  Dinosaurs once trod in this area; Glaciers once cover this area. The question is how much “humans” […]

Elisabeth Lawrence

What is most concerning to you about climate change impacts to our community? As we have seen this summer, wildfires and increasing temperatures are continuing to threaten Summit County. More than ever- we need to work hard to focus on our Climate Action Plan and what steps we can take immediately. I do worry about the effects […]