“Margaritas for Solar” Community Solar Reception

What you can expect: The roll-out of Clean Energy Collective’s residential program for the Lake County Solar Garden, including pricing, how to sign up and the answers to all your questions!

We have been working on this project for three years and are very excited to see it happen.  Come be a part of the Lake County Solar Array.

This event is FREE. Margaritas and Appetizers will be provided.

What: Community Solar Reception

Where: Manuelita’s Restaurant – 311 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014. 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Who: Cloud City Conservation Center, Clean Energy Collective, and YOU!
Visit and learn about easy, clean, and affordable energy!

Two New Recycle Drop Sites by October

No longer will you have to horde your recycling, thanks to two grants that Lake County and Cloud City Conservation Center worked to receive this year, for a total of $200,000  One recycle drop-site will be located on old Harrison Avenue, behind the baseball field (north of the library).  The other location is still being discussed, but will be accessible for the southern end of Lake County.  Drop sites will accept separated cardboard, plastic, aluminum, glass and paper.  In six months time, the County is considering adding a Pay-As-You-Throw trash drop as well.

This is all part of a larger plan, which includes increasing recycling revenue at the recycling center and landfill, as well as storage and processing capabilities.

Want to give some input?  We are always looking for new ideas and creative ways to make a difference. Email lynne@cloudcityconservation.org.

Woah, that’s a 94% waste diversion rate – we rule!

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Thank you Zero Waste volunteers!  We could not have done it without you.  We reached a 94% waste diversion for the Silver Rush Run and Bike.  Thanks to you we had volunteers at 7 aid stations over two days and the start/finish and were able to divert over 20 yards of waste, turning it into valuable recycle and composted material.

We composted 3800 pounds and recycled over 4000 pounds of material.  This equals 20,600 pounds of carbon emissions reduced just this weekend.  Yay us!
We would love to see you again in August at the 100 Mountain Bike and Run.  There are still open volunteer spaces.  Sign up at: