A Finer Future is Possible: A talk with Hunter Lovins

April 28 | 3 p.m. | Free Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge Join HC3 and its community partners for a talk by renowned author and sustainability expert, Hunter Lovins. Hunter will share wisdom from her new book, A Finer Future, including how communities, citizens, and businesses can help to transform our economy to a regenerative economy […]

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: What is climate equity?

Dear Eartha, What is climate equity? Take a few moments and imagine that you live somewhere else. Instead of mountains in your backyard, there’s block after block of buildings — row homes, high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in the distance. Concrete and asphalt replace local singletrack. A nearby highway is busy with traffic. A few miles away, […]

Ask Eartha: A Guide to Boiler Replacement

Dear Eartha, My boiler is old and I’ve been told it might not last much longer. Do I get a higher efficiency boiler or are there other heating options to consider? I don’t know where to start! The decision to replace an old natural gas boiler is a significant crossroads in a homeowner’s journey. It’s […]

Ask Eartha: Breaking down EV incentives

Dear Eartha, I am interested in buying an electric car and am trying to figure out all the rebates, but it’s so confusing. Help! As someone doing her own electric vehicle shopping, I know firsthand that navigating through the rebates and incentives can be a real head-scratcher. But fear not — we’ve got this. Federal […]

Ask Eartha: Disposing of your yard waste

Dear Eartha, I’ve started putzing around my yard, gathering leaves, trimming trees and stacking branches. How does the free Summit County Chipping Program work? What should I do with the rest of my yard waste?  Kudos to you! By cleaning up the branches, leaves, and shrubs around our yards we are reducing the risk of […]