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Silverthorne Businesses Keep It Green

Published April 15, 2022
Minimal Impact

Summit County has long been devoted to sustainability, and Earth Day, April 22, gives us the chance to recognize the local efforts made by area businesses and organizations. We know that many of you are looking for resources to do the same, as well as a way to put your money and efforts behind supporting companies who are committed to these practices.

Shop Green

A good starting place is to look at High Country Conservation Center’s Resource Wise. This partnership is essentially a clearing house that identifies businesses throughout the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne that reduce carbon emissions, energy use and waste. These businesses also work to improve recycling, composting and purchasing practices. With three different levels of certified businesses, 28 Silverthorne establishments made the list, including The Bakers’ Brewery, Blue Moon Bakery, Red Buffalo Coffee and Tea, Plain Jane’s Liquors and Summit Climbing Gym.

Additionally, Minimal Impact is a Silverthorne business that offers sustainable products for your home and refillable items to reduce waste. Minimal Impact empowers customers to make more sustainable decisions and purchases with the ultimate goal of providing ecological solutions to everyday behaviors through education, low impact events, product replacement and consulting practices. 

KEEP it LOCAL is a new thrift store that recently opened in Silverthorne. The store prides itself in locally made art, jewelry, candles, clothing, soaps and ceramics, among many other items. More than just your average thrift store, this store aims to support and help locals live affordably every day. 

One of the larger businesses in town, Target, is also doing its part. In 2021, Target Silverthorne added a solar display on top of the building as part of the corporation’s overall sustainable goals of sourcing 100 percent of Target’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030

Stay Green

From the hospitality side, the Town of Silverthorne was excited to welcome The Pad last year. This unique boutique hotel/hostel is constructed from shipping containers and is on its way to becoming the first Colorado-based lodging company to attain B Corporation certification for its sustainability performance. 

Keep It Clean

If you’re looking for ways to give back this Earth Day and beyond, keep your eye out on Cutthroat Anglers’ page for river cleanups. Additionally, Red Buffalo has an ongoing river and town clean up program. Fill a bag with river or park trash, bring it to Red Buffalo for tossing or tag them on Instagram as you toss it – and receive a free drink!

Beyond Earth Day, on May 21, the Town of Silverthorne will host the annual Town Cleanup day beginning at Rainbow Park, along with other Towns across Summit County. Learn more here and plan to join us for a day of clean up and community!