We’re uniting the Roaring Fork Valley to take action on the environment by saving energy. Why? Because buildings are the largest source of carbon emissions, counting for up to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy-saving steps we take at work and at home — in buildings — are the most effective tool for meeting our climate goals.
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This Month’s Action: Go Green This School Year
School’s just around the corner, and it’s time to kick off the new year with the three R’s. Not your grandma’s “reading, writing and ‘rithmetic,” but these Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, “Rot” (aka compost) and Recycle.
Yup, that would be five Rs. (What can we say? Five’s our number!)
The Five-Step Challenge:
- Refuse: Don’t buy into all the back-to-school buying. Consider what you really need, inventory what you’ve already got, and then buy less, borrow or purchase second-hand.
- Reduce: Unplug electronics from the outlet when not in use.*
- Reuse: Carry a reusable water bottle,* and even a reusable straw.
- “Rot”: Compost your uneaten lunch food.*
- Recycle: Pack your lunch in reusables and recycle the rest.
Off to college? Congrats! Check out this cool video from ACEEE on how to “How to Shrink Your Dorm Print.”
Less Energy = Healthier Environment = HIGH FIVE!
It’s a Social Movement We Call the High Five.
The High Five stands for:
The five high-elevation towns of the Roaring Fork Valley
Taking five energy-saving actions at a time
The celebratory hand slap (because we’re all in this together)
The High Five is presented by the folks who brought you the Aspen Energy Challenge,
now going valley-wide, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
The High Five is presented by:
And generously sponsored by:
In collaboration with:
With support from our donors: