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Reduce Your Impact
Help Protect our Natural Assets
Residents and visitors of Snowmass Village all play an important role in maintaining the natural assets that make our Town an incredible place to work and play.
How You Can Help
Do a home energy audit
Currently, Energy Smart Colorado at CORE is offering free Home Energy Assessments to help improve the comfort, safety and efficiency of homes in Snowmass Village. The Energy Smart Assessment includes:
- A comprehensive evaluation of your home’s energy use
- Safety testing for radon and carbon monoxide
- $100 worth of “quick-fixes” to help you save energy right away, which could include a programmable thermostat, efficient light bulbs, pipe wrap, weather stripping and more
This $400 value is FREE to Snowmass Village Residents! Take advantage of this offer and schedule your assessment today. Call 970-925-9775 or visit Energy Smart Colorado.
After your assessment, Energy Smart Advisors will help you apply for rebates or financing to support energy upgrades. With CORE’s Energy Smart rebate program, you can receive up to $1,000 in energy efficient rebates and $3,000 in rebates for renewable energy.
Contact Energy Smart today today to reduce your energy bills.
Sign up for Holy Cross' Renewable Energy Purchase Program
Thanks to Holy Cross and their new REPP, you can switch your home to renewable energy and zero electric carbon emissions instantly.
Leave the car at home
Take the free Village Shuttle to reduce auto emissions.
Sort your recycling properly
Contamination is the biggest challenge in maintaining a viable and cost-effective recycling program. The Town does not have the resources to separate trash and other contaminant items from recyclable items—so they all get thrown away. Visit our Recycling page for guidelines.
Begin Composting at Your Home or Business
Composting is a great way to divert organic waste from the landfill, and signing up for the Pitkin County SCRAPS program is free! Through SCRAPS, you can get a free compost tote for home, or a free industrial size bear-proof container for your business.
Use Re-Usable Items
Avoid single-use items, when possible. Don't forget to take your re-usable bags to the grocery store, and re-fill your water bottle instead of using multiple plastic bottles or cups.
Sign up to receive notifications from the Environmental Advisory Board and learn more about programs available through area organizations and non profits including:
- Community Office for Resource Efficiency
- Rocky Mountain Institute
- Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Participate in the community discussion
Use community voice to share ways you are reducing your environmental impact, recommend reading materials, or share local programs and volunteer opportunities.
Calculate your carbon footprint
Use the carbon calculator to see where you’re emitting the most, and devise reduction strategies that work best for you.