The Town of Nederland is working hard on sustainability initiatives for mountain residents and businesses.
Check out what’s in store for you in 2016:
Insulation and Furnaces: Make your mountain home warmer with free and subsidized energy efficiency upgrades, for income qualifying residents within Boulder County. Call 303.544.1000 to get started. (Link to “EnergySmart 50%”)
Toilets: Nederland residents, swap out your toilet for one that is WaterSense approved and receive a rebate up to $200 from Town Hall. Available through April 25th: nederlandco.org/2016/03/2016-residential-water-conservation-rebate/
Sprayers and Aerators: Local restaurants can get free high efficiency faucet aerators and pre-rinse spray valves that can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Contact Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE): 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com
Compost: NedCompost picks up your kitchen scraps from your Nederland home by bike, $7 per month. Compost available for your garden on a donation basis. More info: nedcompost.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling and Compost Bins: Local business can get $300 for waste diversion collection bins, free customized waste signage, and free zero waste training for employees. Contact Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE): 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com
Community Garden: The Nederland Community Garden is being revived this spring! To get involved in the local agriculture movement, contact Elizabeth Allen: email@example.com
Farmer’s Market: Nederland will be hosting it’s first-ever Farmer’s Market this summer! Local farmers, vendors and crafters please contact Camille Thorson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eliminate plastic bottle waste: Water bottle refill stations that quantify the number of disposable plastic bottles diverted from Nederland waste streams are coming soon to public buildings near you.
Lights: Local businesses who install energy efficient lighting can earn big rebates from Xcel. Visit: http://www.xcelenergy.com/Programs_and_Rebates or call 1-855-839-8862.
Solar: Cash back and low-interest financing (1.99%) for rooftop solar on your mountain home…affordable and simple. Sign up before May 15, 2016: www.solarbenefitsbouldercounty.com
Building Codes: Nederland is considering updating new construction building codes to meet higher IECC efficiency standards. Learn more at an upcoming SAB meeting. Email: SAB@nederlandco.org.
Town Energy Reports: You can track Nederland’s energy consumption by sector (residential, commercial, industrial, street lighting, etc) coming June 2016.
SAB seeking members. The Nederland Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) is a government board run by local volunteers to advise BOT decisions affecting our mountain environment, economy and society. Applications: http://nederlandco.org/government/town-boards/
Next SAB Meeting: Thursday March 31, 2016, 7:15pm in Nederland Community Center conference room (ground floor). The public is invited and encouraged to attend all SAB meetings.
Best Wishes for a healthy planet from your Sustainability Advisory Board:
Camille Thorson, Diana Maggiore, Jesse Seavers, Jody Andrews, Melody Baumhover, Peter Fiori.
Diana Maggiore Rollinsville