One of the Town Board of Trustee’s Goals is Expand Environmental Initiatives – “Pursue open space and trail acquisitions, including community and regional trail connections; begin implementation of energy self-sufficiency initiatives; adopt residential and commercial green building codes; expand recycling efforts; and identify opportunities to assist to achieve conservation improvements.”
The Town of Superior has numerous projects, programs, events, and committees working to improve the environment. The Town offers energy and irrigation audits to residents; recycling events for residents, green capital improvement projects to become self-sufficient, and green building codes. The Recycling Conservation Advisory Committee for the Town of Superior oversees many of these projects and continues to look for new ideas to improve conservation efforts. Below are links to these various Environmental Initiatives
Town Green Projects:
Click here to see how much renewable energy is being generated by the Town's solar panels
EnergySmart helps homes and businesses in all Boulder County communities become more comfortable and energy efficient. For more information, call 303-544-1000 (for homes) or 303-441-1300 (for business), or visit EnergySmartYES.com.
Current Town Environmental Programs, Events, and Workshops:
Where can I take old pesticides and herbicides?
Where can I take business hazardous waste?
Where can I take OLD latex paint?
Where can I find FREE paint and household products?
Where can I take fluorescent bulbs?
Energy and Irrigation Audit Programs:
Best Practices for Outdoor Water Use
Hazardous Materials Management
(IGA Committee) - Spring 2014 Report
Verizon has a program that helps the environment by providing a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices. There is also an incentive to receive a gift card with each donation. CLICK HERE
to find out more about this program.
Other Green Organization/Program Links:
Here are some stats from the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, which adds its stamp to light fixtures and bulbs that are at least 75 percent more efficient than traditional lighting.
By replacing your home's five most frequently used bulbs, you can save $70 each year.
The average U.S. home has about 30 light fixtures; a switch to Energy Star lighting can save more than $400 a year on your electric bill.
If every American household replaced its five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them, the national savings would be $8 billion each year in energy costs, and that action would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 10 million cars.
You can save energy in 3-way and dimmable fixtures, too. Look for CFL and LED bulbs in packages marked "dimmable" or "3-way" to make sure you're getting a bulb that will work.