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 […]

Annual Recycling Event

Drop off your hard to recycle items | Saturday, May 21 High Country Conservation Center in partnership with Summit County will be helping residents properly dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) by making dropping off these items easy. The community is invited to bring their hard-to-recycle items to the Summit Stage Bus Barn on […]

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: 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: America Recycles Day

Dear Eartha, I just moved here for the season and my condo doesn’t have recycling. What’s up with that? Is there anything I can do with my recyclables? Kudos to you for caring about your new home and community! Also, great timing. Today is America Recycles Day. November 15 marks the day that the Environmental […]

ASK EARTHA: What are the environmental concerns for a real and a fake tree?

Dear Eartha, I’m looking into purchasing an artificial Christmas tree this holiday season. What are the environmental concerns for a real and a fake tree? Amy, Frisco With the holiday season fast approaching, millions of Americans are beginning preparations and will soon be weighing the options with regards to their Christmas tree. An age-old tradition, Christmas […]

ASK EARTHA: Beware of Greenwashing

Dear Eartha, I recently ordered laundry detergent sheets to reduce my plastic consumption, but the items arrived in a giant plastic envelope and the sheets were inside yet another plastic bag. It’s frustrating that a product claiming to be eco-friendly and plastic-free was not. What can I do?  Good-for-the-planet products seem to be everywhere. On one […]