Summit County Government

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Conservation Center to Host Free LED Bulb Giveaway June 24

Photo of a green, glowing LED light bulb.

First-ever Summit County Summer Energy Fair to take place Friday at Frisco Transit Center

Contact:
Cody Jensen, High Country Conservation Center970-668-5703, cody@highcountryconservation.org

FRISCO-High Country Conservation Center is hosting its first-ever Summit County Summer Energy Fair this Friday, June 24. HC3, alongside Xcel Energy, is offering high efficiency LED light bulbs to Summit County residents at no charge during this special event.

Summit County residents are encouraged to visit the fair, to be held at the Frisco Transit Center this Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., to receive their complimentary LED bulbs and to take advantage of other energy programs available to the community. Xcel Energy will be present to provide information on several local program offerings to residents. Denver nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado will be available to let event attendees know about the Colorado Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) Program.

“There’s no RSVP necessary,” said HC3 Energy Programs Manager Cody Jensen. “Simply show up this Friday to take advantage of the free energy-saving light bulbs and all the information about great programs that can help you reduce energy use and identify cost-saving strategies. As an added bonus, you can bring your old, inefficient bulbs, and we’ll recycle them for you at no charge.”

This year’s Summit County Energy Fair will offer the following:
-Free high-efficiency LED light bulbs-CFL bulb recycling
-Xcel Energy’s interactive education trailer-Energy Outreach Colorado will enroll residents in the CARE (Colorado Affordable Residential Energy) Program.

In addition to handing out free LED bulbs to County residents, HC3 will be on hand to answer questions about energy conservation, as well as assist residents in taking advantage of local funds to pursue deeper energy efficiency upgrades within their homes.

“We’ve had tremendous success recently in selling these high-efficiency LED bulbs to Breckenridge residents at a discounted rate,” Jensen said. “After receiving countless requests to bring this type of event to a countywide scale, Xcel Energy has stepped up in a big way to make that happen for us. We are really excited to bring this event to all Summit County residents on Friday.”

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About High Country Conservation Center: HC3 is the environmental nonprofit organization for Summit County. The organization began in the 1970s as a recycling organization. In 2006, when Summit County government took over recycling operations, the nonprofit began to focus on resource conservation. Currently, HC3 has programs that address waste reduction, energy efficiency and conservation, sustainable food and water conservation. Summit County government partners with HC3 on waste-diversion and energy efficiency programs.

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