Carbondale joins in with the 10/10/10 ‘Global Work Party’ |

Carbondale joins in with the 10/10/10 ‘Global Work Party’

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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Plant trees, map a low-carbon future, tour a climate-friendly remodeled home, visit a solar bus, eat a low-carbon local food lunch and “bling” an old bicycle, as multiple groups collaborate to help Carbondale join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party on Sunday, Oct. 10.

Carbondale is hosting one of more than 5,200 global work party events, which are taking place in 176 countries on “10/10/10” to celebrate climate solutions. There will be activities all day for all ages in Carbondale, including:

• Plant trees for kids and the future, 10 a.m. – noon, Crystal River Elementary and Carbondale Middle schools; meet at the CRES parking lot, and bring a shovel and work gloves.

• Plant an orchard for teens and the future, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Roaring Fork High School; meet behind the school at the dome greenhouse, and bring a shovel and work gloves.

• Low Carbon Lunch for Volunteers, noon -1 p.m., 3rd St. Cafe at the Third Street Center; free for all volunteers.

• Map a Low Carbon Future for Carbondale, noon – 1:30 p.m., Third Street Center Community Room; bring your lunch, put on your thinking cap, and help map a clean energy future to help Carbondale reach climate protection goals and strengthen the economy.

• Visit Solar Energy International’s solar school bus, noon – 2:30 p.m., Third Street Center; eat a cookie baked in a solar oven.

• “Bling” a bike for the Third Street Center green fleet, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Third Street Center; give an old bicycle a new life with “bling” decoration, and donate it to the green fleet or ride it back home.

• Climate-Friendly Home Makeover Open House, 1-4 p.m., 37 Maroon Place; see how Rick Lawrence Construction achieved a whole-house remodel that maximizes energy efficiency and gives a boost to clean energy jobs.

For a complete schedule and more information, visit > Events.

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