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I'm Dreaming of a "Green" Christmas

Posted by Elizabeth Esche on Dec 5, 2018 2:35:17 PM

Keeping it Green this Holiday Season

For the environmentally conscious holiday shopper, staying green in aisles of plastic trinkets, decorations, and fake trees isn’t always easy. When trying to reduce waste, buyers can often be drawn into plastic trees, reusable bows and low-energy lights. But replacing every holiday decoration with a greener version may backfire by creating additional waste when your old products are tossed to the street! So, what old holiday traditions should be tossed out in favor of newer, greener products? We discuss three common dilemmas below.

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative

The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District Goes Solar!

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Nov 8, 2018 1:15:43 PM

Eagle Fire District Installs Solar PV on Roof

A new solar array on the roof of Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is projected to generate 57% of annual energy use

The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District recently turned on a 26.1 kW Solar PV system on their roof. The PV system is expected to generate 57% of the annual energy use of the Fire Station. We visited with the fire Chief Doug Cupp, and Board Member Eric Peterson to learn more about the system!

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Topics: Energy Smart, Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative

Recycling Isn't Just About Trash, It's About Energy

Posted by Sophia Gianfrancisco on Nov 7, 2018 1:32:23 PM

Recycling Isn’t Just About Trash, it’s About Energy

It’s the right thing to do and is a critical part of meeting Eagle County’s emissions goals.

 

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Waste Update

Electric Vehicles Incentives, Rebates, and Grants ENDING SOON

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Oct 3, 2018 1:56:43 PM

Time is running out to get a great deal on EVs and Charging Stations!

There is A LOT of activity happening at a federal, state, regional, and local level to promote the sale and install of electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. If you've missed the news on electric-vehicles over the past month, here is a run-down on all things EV. It's important to remember these incentives and deals END SOON. If you are thinking about owning an electric vehicle or installing a charging station now's the time to act to ensure you get the most money back for your investment.

Colorado Electric Vehicle Guide

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative

Think Local First: How Shopping Relates to Sustainability

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 25, 2018 5:14:31 PM

Why does is it matter where I shop?

  • Fact: Did you know that only about 33.6% of the revenue from national chains is reinvested into the community, while approximately 64.8% of the revenue from local businesses gets reinvested into the local community? For the month of October, Walking Mountains is highlighting the benefits of thinking local for our environment, our economy, and our community.

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

When Clean ≠ Green

Posted by Elizabeth Esche on Aug 21, 2018 3:28:52 PM

Health & Sustainability aren't mutually exclusive

If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store to shop for your family, you know that reading labels can be revelatory, but time consuming. To speed up the process, many shoppers have an internal list of “dos and don’ts,” like avoiding high amounts of sugar, overly chemically-sounding ingredients, and even expiration dates that signal too many preservatives are in play.

 

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative

The Bookworm of Edwards - Purchasing for the Planet

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Jul 16, 2018 3:20:39 PM

The Bookworm of Edwards is a local book and coffee shop providing a wonderful and inviting atmosphere to eat, meet, and read all while enjoying delicious snacks and beverages. But not only is this coffee shop a local favorite, they are also an Actively Green certified business!

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

What is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Jul 16, 2018 11:22:05 AM

A renewable energy certificate is created when 1 megawatt hour of energy is produced through wind, solar, or another renewable source. Because all energy generated, renewable or not, goes into the same grid, we are delivered a mix of clean and dirty energy to our homes and businesses. Renewable energy certificates are the way homes and businesses can claim that they have paid for energy produced from renewable sources!

Holy Cross Energy, our local electric utility provider, offers its customers a chance to purchase RECs to claim renewable energy generation on their energy bill.

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The next two videos are similar in nature, but offer a very simple way of understanding renewable energy is bought and sold in our utility market.

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Topics: Forever Green, Climate Action Collaborative

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