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Sustainability At Home

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Here are some great online sustainability resources and ideas for you to use at home:

  • City Sustainability Survey

  • Webinars

    •  Backyard Composting, Thursday, April 23 6 - 8 pm
      • The online webinar will teach how to start and maintain an efficient backyard compost system, tips on our geographical region and much more. Taught by Melanie Nehls Burow, a Master Composter in Colorado, the webinar will take place on Thursday, April 23rd, 6 - 8pm. Register today!
    • Cars on Call: Electric Vehicle Workshop, Saturday, April 25 10 - 11 am
      •  This special EARTH DAY edition will cover the basics: EVs 101 - find out what electric cars are available in Colorado and general specs of each, EV Charging - learn what EV charging is like and what you can expect from different charging scenarios, Tax Credits and other Incentives - not only can you cave money by not buying gasoline, you can also save on your taxes with certain EVs and EV Drivers Perspective - talk with real people who have been driving EVs for years to find the ins and outs of driving electric. Register today!
  • Do It Yourself

    • Home Energy Kit
      • Xcel Energy has a new pilot initiative to help you save energy and money while you’re at home. They’ll be sending out an email next week to customers in a few select cities, Louisville being one of them, for free home energy efficiency kit delivery! You will get to select one of three options and have a kit delivered to your home. There’s a power strip kit, lighting & showerheads kit, or a lighting kit. Visit xcelenergy.com/homerebates to learn about other ways to save energy. 
    • DIY Home Energy Audit
      • Colorado State University Extension's Online Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit will help you find areas of energy waste in your home. It provides specific suggestions to reduce the energy waste you identify as well as a score and general statement about your home's energy usage. 
    • Pollinator Friendly Landscaping
      • Garden in A Box offers professionally designed, waterwise garden kits tailor-made for Colorado yards. These affordable, DIY gardens are super easy to use and will get your yard looking gorgeous and saving water in no time. Order with your Louisville discount today.

  • Keep Learning

    • Recycling and Composting 
    • Host an Environmental Film Festival
      • The Colorado Environmental Film Festival presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. A collection of past films are available for streaming on their website or look for their past winners to stream online.
    • Family Backyard Nature Challenge
      • Walking Mountains Science Center presents theFamily Backyard Nature Challenges! As we distance in a turbulent time, there are still opportunities to learn and explore within our own backyard. New family adventures are available regularly on their website.

If you have any suggested resources or questions, contact Katie Baum, Sustainability Specialist.