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Garrett Giles: Questioning Breckenridge”s green commitment

Garrett Giles
Silverthorne

Being a student of Summit High has changed my life. I take part in IB and know loads about the environment. Knowing that Breckenridge has just voted down the “going green Breck” – I do not understand why the board would shut this down … is it really because of “looks” or is it more of the fact that Breckenridge does not want to truly “go green?”

I would love to see these solar panels in Breck. These arrays do not at all look ugly or seem like an eyesore. As a student and a tourist enthusiast, I look forward to the ski season due to the fact that these out-of-state skiers come to our county because they think that it is cool. Well we would get more tourists coming to our county because there are people, like me, that love green energy despite the fact that they can be a nuisance. If Breckenridge really did go green, there is a guarantee that there will be more tourists, which some locals do not appreciate, but with these tourists, our beloved county can, and will see a revenue increase because of these solar arrays. I would love to see them go in, and so would a lot of others around the county. Breckenridge needs to look into the future, it is going to come, it is unavoidable. Why not beat the game?


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