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Vail Valley: Green Drinks at Vin48 Thursday

Vail Daily staff report
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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability will host the October Eagle Valley Green Drinks at Vin48 in Avon in Colorado’s Vail Valley from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Vin48 offers a rustic American menu serving local organic produce from the restaurant’s garden in Gypsum. In addition to their daily happy hour specials ($5 select red and white wine, $5 premium wells and $3 drafts from 5 to 6:30 p.m.) and in honor of Green Drinks, Vin48 will offer a CapRock Vodka and Gin specialty drink for $6, an $8 small plate and an $18 large plate, as well as an opportunity for Alliance members to win a $50 gift certificate. To learn more about Vin48, visit http://www.vin48.com.

Green Drinks is a free community event centered on socializing while discussing lifestyles of health and environmental sustainability. It is an opportunity to get to know others in the community, learn about “green” living and what that means in our unique community. Green Drinks is free of charge and open to the public.

And this month, green means money. There is a measure on this fall’s ballot to approve a financing program for money saving energy improvements on homes and businesses. The Yes on 1A – Energy Smart campaign will be at Green Drinks to explain how the program would work, if approved. The vote would create a “local improvement district” that could loan money for approved energy saving or energy producing projects on buildings and homes. These low-interest loans would be paid back by participants through their property tax. The program is voluntary, and only those who elect to participate in the program and are approved will pay through the program. It does not raise taxes, but will create construction jobs at a time when that industry could use jobs most.



Types of improvements eligible for the loans may include energy efficiency upgrades such as replacement of inefficient windows, increased insulation, replacement of inefficient heating and cooling systems, sealing of air leakages and other measures. Also eligible would be renewable energy improvements such as solar photovoltaic, solar thermal or small wind energy systems. Many of these improvements will result in monthly energy savings that are greater than the monthly loan payment. To learn more, visit http://www.energysmarteagle.org.

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is a local grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the alignment of community and environment. The Alliance offers educational programs, provides community services and acts as advocates for market-based sustainability solutions. To learn more, visit http://www.eaglevalleyalliance.org or call 970-827-9999.



What: Eagle Valley Green Drinks

Where: Vin48 in Avon

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday



Cost: Free

More information: http://www.eaglevalleyalliance.org or call 970-827-9999


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