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Summit County business briefs: HC3 to give away mugs, pint glasses at #BeLocal kickoff

To kick off their new #BeLocal campaign, staff from the High Country Conservation Center, shown here at work in this submitted image, will be on-hand from 7:30-9 Thursday morning at The Crown in Breckenridge and at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco to talk about the nonprofit environmental group and its many programs, while giving away free coffee mugs. Then from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, HC3 staff will be at the Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina with free pint glasses.

The High Country Conservation Center, with Summit Green Drinks, will be giving away free coffee mugs in the morning and pint glasses in the evening Thursday as Summit County's most active environmental group kicks off its #BeLocal campaign.

For the kickoff, HC3 staff will be on hand from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at both The Crown in Breckenridge and at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco to talk about the nonprofit and its many programs. During this time, people can pick up free travel coffee mugs, while supplies last.

Later in the day, HC3 staff will be at the Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina from 5-7 p.m. for drinks with a limited number of free HC3 pint glass.

"The goal of the campaign is to celebrate Summit County locals for who they are and what they believe," said Jen Schenk, HC3 executive director. "And most importantly, we want to activate them to care even more."

To do so, the campaign is asking people to consider what kind of "local" they might be and has characterized five different types in playful, colorful illustrations that are now appearing on posters, in ads and on the HC3 website, in addition to social media sites and at HC3 events.

Overall, Schenk said, the #BeLocal campaign is designed to make people think, to raise awareness and to, hopefully, spark residents and business owners to take action to improve their environment.

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"Being local isn't just a state of mind, it's also how we act," she said. "And if we love Summit County, we owe it to our environment, our kids, our neighbors and our future to care enough to conserve."

HC3 is a nonprofit group that manages a number of local environmental and conservation programs, including promoting composting in schools, performing home and business energy audits, growing community gardens and administering sustainable business programs. For more about the group or its #BeLocal campaign, go to HighCountryConservation.org.

Jana Edwards set for July 30 book-signing in Frisco

Next Page Books and Nosh will host Jana Edwards, author of "Why Are You Driving Me Crazy? How the Dramas of Marriage Can Change You for Good," from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at 409 Main St. in Frisco.

In the book, Edwards makes the case the "crazy-making" couples experience with their spouses is the best way to achieve positive, permanent change in one's life, according to the book store.

For more, go to NextPageBooks.com/events or call 970-668-9291.

Frisco store joins pet food company's recycling push

A national pet-food manufacturer is urging people to recycle its packaging materials, and A&A Pet Supply in Frisco has become an official drop-off location for pet owners to return empty Earthborn Holistic pet food and treat bags during regular business hours.

A number of retailers across the country, including more than two-dozen in Colorado, have already signed on to the effort by collecting Earthborn Holistic packaging for the company through official collection bins, according to the company's website. Other Summit County drop-off locations listed include Animal Lovers Pet Supply in Breckenridge and Earthborn in Frisco.

After being collected, the Earthborn pet food bags are turned into plastic pellets before they're recycled into other things, like recycling bins or park benches, by the recycling company TerraCycle.

A&A Pet Supply, located at 121 N. Summit Boulevard, also will earn points for every bag it collects. Those points can be redeemed for a charity gift or cash donation to the pet charity of the store's choice. For more about the recycling program, go to TerraCycle.com.

Eli Pace compiles a weekly roundup of business briefs in Summit County. Email him your business-related news at epace@summitdaily.com.