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Colorado State University Extension offices like the one in Clear Creek County bring the research and resources of the university within easy reach, and Christine Crouse, the solo Director and Agent is here to help. Contact her at (303) 679-2424.

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Learn About Sustainable Living

As your local CSU Extension office, we are pleased to be able to provide our community with trusted practical resources on a variety of sustainable living topics. We also look forward to collaborating with other community programs about sustainability. Find resources by topic area. Check back for updates.

Sustainable Energy

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Learn about alternative energy, and energy-saving tips to save money and decrease energy consumption in your home.

View all CSU Extension: Energy Publications

Sustainable Environment

Sustainable Home, Garden, and Lifestyle

Yard, Garden, and Acreage

Sustainable Food

Canning produce from a home gardening harvest

Don’t let any of your gardening produce go to waste. Depending on growing conditions and the plants, you may get a small yield, followed by a large production that is more than your household needs. Learning how to preserve, dry, and freeze fruits and vegetables allow you to spread that yield and reduce waste. Here are some recommended publications including from CSU Extension:

Sustainability Resources Local to Clear Creek County

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.