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Summit’s greenest are recognized

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Four nonprofits will present the Green Scene Awards Saturday at noon during the Earth Action Fair at the Silverthorne Pavilion to recognize locals who are making every day Earth Day. The High Country Conservation Center, Blue River Watershed Group, Continental Divide Land Trust and the Sierra Club Blue River Group will honor eight individuals for their commitment and action to protect and preserve the environment.This year the Lisa Simpson Outstanding Youth Award will be presented to two kids for their efforts in making our world a better place. Ryan Rodgers was nominated by his teacher, Vicki Baumgartner, and Ellie Brown Wolf was nominated by her teacher Jamie Sherman.The Greener Summit Business Award will be presented to Colorado Mountain Cleaners, for their “green” dry cleaning process that is less toxic. The Organic Fertilizer Teacher Award will be presented to Scott Sperry of Silverthorne Elementary School. Mark Gage, the Community Development Director for the town of Frisco will be awarded the Green Machine Government Award for his work toward creating a comprehensive sustainability policy in Frisco and for his work on efficient building codes for the county.The Wild Wilderness Wonder Award is presented to someone in our community who works directly to protect open spaces and wilderness. This year’s award will be presented to Cyndi Koop for her work in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Two other awards, the Julia Butterfly Individual Achievement Award and the Essential Earthy Employee Award, have not been announced and will be presented, as a surprise, at the Earth Day Action Fair. Earth Day Action Fair ScheduleWhat: Celebration of Earth Day Where: Silverthorne PavilionWhen: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SaturdayCost: FreeAt the Main Stage-10:30 a.m. – Mitigating acid mine drainage in waterways- 11 a.m. – Make your own clay paints with Mark Schneider• 11:30 a.m. – Sustainable investing with Steven Smith- Noon – Green Scene Awards presented by Dan Gibbs and Gary Lindstrom- 1 p.m. – Recycled Fashion ShowIn the Kitchen• 10:30 a.m. – Kids activity – Make your own recycled paper • 11 a.m. – Green cleaning with Carly Wier• 11:30 a.m. – What happens when you flushOutside- 10:30 a.m. – Backyard composting intro and tips – 11 a.m. – Planting your Own Veggies A workshop for Kids- 11:30 a.m. – Vermicomposting – Intro to home composting Ongoing Outside Demos- Solar Energy with the Solar Roller- Hybrid and TDI Car DisplayOngoing Kids Activities: – Fun with worms- What happens when you flush- Recycling Games (Can Toss; Bowling for the Earth)- Finger painting with clay paint


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