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GREEN POWER INFORMATION - PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER WORKSHOP “GETTING ELECTRICITY FROM THE SUN” — TOPIC OF JULY 7TH WORKSHOP

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: June 30th, 2009

PARK CITY, UTAH – Recycle Utah will present a “how to” workshop on “Photovoltaic Power – Getting Electricity from the Sun” on Tuesday, July 7 from 5:30-7 pm at the Park City Board of Realtors office, 1889 Prospector Avenue. Registration for this free workshop can be made by calling Recycle Utah at 649-9698.

Bill Wilson of Utah Solar & Alternative Energy will explain how photovoltaic systems work, how “net metering” can save you money on your electric bill, and how to take advantage of tax incentives.

Wilson’s presentation will answer frequently asked questions such as “How long does it take to install a PV system? How much PV do I need to power my home or business? and How much does it cost?”

Recycle Utah will also have “Fast Track” information packages available at the workshop for installing solar hot water systems. These packets include a “fast track” application from the Park City Building Dept. and a “fast track” loan application from Frontier Bank.

To register for the free workshop or to get your “Fast Track Packet,” call Recycle Utah at 435-649-9698.

To find out more about Park City Homes for Sale contact http://www.unlockparkcity.com

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Summit County Call to Artists

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: May 29th, 2009

COALVILLE, UTAH – The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Summit County Fair Board have formed a joint collaboration to commission the design of a Centennial Mural to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Summit County Fair.

All Summit County artists are called to submit mural designs for the façade of the grandstand at the entrance to the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville. The commission is open to emerging and established artists residing in Summit County, ages 21 and over.

The design should be a public expression of the vitality and history of the Summit County Fair. A budget of $18,000 is available for all related expenses of this Public Art commission including (but not limited to) artist fees, graphic design fees, press checks, materials, travel, installation, documentation, artists’ materials, and removable mural surface.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held Thursday, June 4th from 4 to 5 pm in the conference room at The Canyons Fire Station, 1977 Canyons Resort Drive, in Park City. Members of the Joint Selection Committee of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Summit County Fair Board will discuss the specifications and objectives of this project with all interested artists.

Copies of the Request for Proposal will be available, or may be obtained at http://www.summitcounty.orgor by e-mailing Lola Beatlebrox, a member of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board at lolabeatlebrox@gmail.com.

The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board was formed in July, 2008, by the County Commission to advise and oversee the installation of public art in county buildings and unincorporated areas of the county.

“The mission of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board is to celebrate and unite Summit County residents through public art,” said Lola Beatlebrox, who is coordinating the joint collaboration. For more information call Lola Beatlebrox at (435) 640-0682.

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RECYCLE UTAH HOUSEHOLD GREASE COLLECTION - PROTECTS WATER SUPPLY

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: February 26th, 2009

PARK CITY, UTAH – Recycle Utah announces a new program for the collection of household grease.

Residents can pour or scoop used cooking oil, bacon grease and other household fats into a 55 gallon drum located next to the cardboard compactor at Recycle Utah’s main center,1951 Woodbine Way.

All grease collected will be used in the manufacturer of biodiesel fuel. Residents should not pour grease down the drain into the sewer system or septic tank.

The Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District cautions that improper disposal of household fats can harm the water supply and home sanitation systems.

For more information, call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 or go to www.recycleutah.org

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How to Reduce Your Natural Gas Bill - Presented by the Board of Realtors June 26th

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: June 13th, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH – The Park City Board of Realtors Environmental Issues Committee will host a program on “Lowering Your Natural Gas Bill” on Thursday, June 26th. The free program will be held at 10:30 am at the Park City Board of Realtors office, 1889 Prospector Ave.

Questar gas customers can lower their gas bills by using “Thermwise” efficiency practices. In-home energy audits, rebates and federal energy tax credits will be discussed.

The public is invited and should make a reservation for the free program by calling the Board of Realtors at 200-6900.

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The Sonya Cotton Band in Park City - Tuesday May 13th, 6 PM at Cole Sport

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: May 12th, 2008

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! and Sonya Cotton, two bicycle-touring bands from San Francisco, will be coming through Park City on Thursday, May 13th, and playing in the Cole Sport parking lot in City Park at 6:00 pm. The band will be traveling half of the state, from Logan to Provo, and carrying all of their own gear on their bicycles. They will play into a bicycle-powered PA system (audience volunteers pedal to create power for the amps.) Come check out sustainable musicianship in action, and listen to the sweet folk tunes of Sonya Cotton myspace.com/sonyacotton and SHAKE YOUR PEACE! myspace.com/shakeyourpeace  Hope to see you there!

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RECYCLE UTAH AND SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF TO COLLECT PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES ON SATURDAY, MAY 3rd

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: April 29th, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH – Recycle Utah will hold a prescription medicine collection event on Saturday, May 3rd from 9 to 11 am at the community recycling center, 1951 Woodbine Way.

Members of the Summit County Sheriff’s department will collect unwanted prescription medicines, over the counter medicine, and vitamins. Drop-off of medicines is free.

Prescription medicines should never be flushed down the toilet; neither should vitamins or over-the-counter medicines because they enter the water supply and harm fish and wildlife.

Recycle Utah is holding this prescription medicine event because the new permanent household hazardous waste collection facility at the Three Mile Canyon Landfill in Wanship does not accept prescription medicines.

The County hazmat facility accepts the following household hazardous materials every day the landfill is open:

• Paints, solvents and woodworking supplies including paint thinners and strippers, stains and finishes

• Automotive products including antifreeze, used oil, brake and transmission fluid, car batteries, tires, gasoline, diesel, and fuel additives, solvents, and degreasers

• Household cleaners including polishes and cleaners, drain openers, oven cleaners

• Fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides • Rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and neon tubes

• Pool and spa chemicals

• Mercury-containing items including switches, thermostats, smoke detectors and thermometers

• Propane and white gas fuel cylinders • Film developing chemicals, acids insect repellents

• There is no charge for residents to dispose of hazardous waste materials.

The Three Mile Canyon landfill is located off of State Route 32 opposite the Rockport Reservoir and is open Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. The landfill is closed Sundays and New Years Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Electronic and computer waste continues to be accepted at Recycle Utah at 1951 Woodbine Way in Park City, seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm. Recycle Utah is closed the same holidays as the landfill.

For more information contact Recycle Utah at 649-9698 #.

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WILDFIRE CONCERNS AND YOUR HOME - TOPIC OF BOARD OF REALTORS PROGRAM APRIL 24TH

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: April 9th, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH – Doing business, living, buying or selling homes in the area known as the wildland urban interface is becoming a hot topic. Recent fires in South Tahoe and Southern California have made it clear to homeowners and realtors alike that wildland fire issues must be addressed.

The Park City Board of Realtors Environmental Issues Committee will sponsor a presentation on “Wildfire Concerns and Your Home.”

This free lecture will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 10:30 pm at the Park City Board of Realtors office, 1889 Prospector Avenue.

Dave Ferguson, a wildland urban interface specialist, will discuss defensible space, fire-wise native plants, insurance issues, and building codes.

The program is free and open to the public. Due to the popularity of these free lectures, reservations should be made by calling 200-6900.

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Get Some Green to Green Your Home - Recycle Utah Presents

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: March 18th, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH – The Park City Board of Realtors will sponsor a presentation called “Get Some Green to Green Your Home” on Thursday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors office, 1889 Prospector Avenue.

Kevin Emerson and Sara Baldwin of Utah Clean Energy will discuss tax credits and incentives available to homeowners and builders for making energy-efficient home improvements. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“We wanted to offer this presentation to all residents because so many people aren’t aware that there are significant dollars available for their home investments,” said Tom Ward, Chair of the Environmental Issues Committee of the Board of Realtors.

The presentation will cover utility incentives for better insulation, heating and cooling systems, appliances and lighting. A discussion of federal tax credits is also included. For more information, call 649-4112.

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Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: February 13th, 2008

PARK CITY – The EPA reports that the majority of U.S. citizens do not know how to recycle cell phones. “If all of the 100 million cell phones ready for end of life management in the U.S. are recycled, we could save enough energy to power more than 194,000 U.S. households with electricity for one year. More…

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To Build Green in the Summer Start With Consultation in the Winter

Contributed by Recycle Utah - Posted: February 13th, 2008

PARK CITY – Recycle Utah will hold two evenings of free consultation for residents who want to incorporate green building techniques into their new construction and renovations.

The Green Building Consultation evenings with experts will be held on Wednesday, February 13th and Wednesday, March 12th beginning at 5 pm at the Recycle Utah, 1951 Woodbine Way in Park City. More…

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