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Eartha Steward: Earth Day Actions

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What actions do you take to care for our planet? Maybe you collect your pet hair, food waste, and paper towels in a worm bin under your sink. Maybe you organize local carpools with neighbors and friends. Maybe you grow organic veggies to feed your family. Maybe you bring your own bags to the store every time you shop. Or maybe you do all of the above… Each action step you take to help the Earth makes a difference. And an important reminder for all of us is coming up on Tuesday ” Earth Day!

Earth Day is the perfect way to celebrate the planet and to learn new ways to take proactive steps. Of course, we believe that you should strive to make every day Earth Day. For those who want to find out more ways to live “green,” save energy, and do more for the planet, Earth Week is the perfect way to learn how.

This year, Earth Week will feature a week-long series of discussions and presentations including topics on reducing your carbon footprint, recycling, renewable energy and home energy efficiency, and waste veggie oil. Admission is free on all events unless otherwise noted. Take a look at the Earth Week schedule below and as always, contact the High Country Conservation Center to find out more ” (970) 668-5703 or visit

The 2009 Earth Week schedule:

Monday, 6-8pm

Log Chapel at the Frisco Historic Park

A Climate Conversation: Leaving Clean Tracks at the Local and State Level

Join the High Country Conservation Center, the Town of Frisco and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization for an in-depth look at what you can do to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy and create a better world. Charlie Montgomery from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization will share information about the Colorado Climate Project and what’s happening in our state.

Tuesday ” 5-7 p.m.

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Keystone

Community Recycling Forum

Have you ever wondered what happens to that bottle after you toss it into the bin? Wondering if recycling really makes a difference? Curious about the economics of recycling or just want to learn where Summit County’s recyclables go? Then join community leaders and recycling program managers for an in-depth look at Summit County’s landfill and recycling programs, including a look at Summit County’s new commercial composting facility.

Wednesday ” EARTH DAY

Skyline Cinema in Dillon

Special Earth Day showing of Disney’s new film “Earth”

Bring the whole family to the Skyline Cinema in Dillon to see the premier of Disney’s new movie “Earth.” You’ll be inspired this Earth Day and have the chance to talk to some of Summit County’s environmental organizations to find out what you can do to help make a difference for our world. Contact the theater for specific show times and movie ticket prices.

Thursday, April 23 ” 5:30-7:30pm

Hoosier Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco

Energy Solutions Panel

Join experts in renewable energy and energy efficiency to find out if a home energy retrofit or renewable energy system may make sense for you and how you can get involved to help make Summit County a leader in renewable energy. Panelists will cover the economics of different energy solutions and share the latest in tax credits, rebates, and incentives. Presented by Renewables In the Summit Environment (RISE ).

Saturday, April 25 ” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Frisco Community Center, 110 3rd Ave in Frisco

Earth Day Action Fair

Join over 30 booths from environmental organizations, green businesses, and artists for this annual fair. Workshops including green cleaning and backyard composting, solar technology demonstrations, and kids’ activities will highlight simple and effective actions you can take lighten your impact on the planet. We’ll also have the 2009 Green Scene Awards presentation at noon. You won’t want to miss this celebration!

Come celebrate Earth Week and together we can create a happier, healthier planet!

Eartha Steward is written by Carly Wier, Jennifer Santry, and Heather Dodd Christie, consultants on all things eco and chic at the High Country Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to waste reduction and resource conservation. Submit questions to Eartha at

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