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How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Article adapted from the World Wildlife Fund Pete Pearson works on food waste prevention and the intersection of agriculture and wildlife. Follow him on Twitter @petedpearson. The holiday season is upon us, which means spending time with friends and family. And it almost certainly means enjoying holiday parties where food is front and center during the celebration. […]

Top 10 tips for greening your holidays

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot Written by: Cameron Hawkins, Waste Diversion Director, YVSC T’is the season to decorate, give gifts and travel – a wonderful time to be with family and friends but also a time that increases waste, energy and your carbon footprint. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has compiled a list of 10 helpful […]

Take action on climate change locally, donate to YVSC

A letter from Sarah Jones, YVSC Executive Director Dear Friend of the environment, Winter is almost here, and I can’t wait! But, my anticipation is tempered with nagging worries about climate trends: Will it be a short winter? Will the snowpack be enough to support our world-class winter recreation and the water needs of our valley? […]

We must be stewards of the environment

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot by Diane Brower The expansive, wild, natural environments of our country have for decades been considered part of what makes America great. Many people who live in places like western Colorado experience a sense of something that surpasses the ordinary when they are immersed in the wonder, beauty and mystery of […]

Don’t substitute opinions for fact when talking about climate change

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot by John Spezia What is weather? What is climate? We can get 8 inches of snow on Oct. 1 but wait five minutes, and the weather will change or it can snow any day of the year. This is all weather and describes daily changes in the atmosphere that are varied and unpredictable. […]

Recycle Guide in English and Spanish – Guía de reciclaje en inglés y español

Not sure where to recycle your electronics, scrap metal, batteries and other items? Check out YVSC’s hard-to recycle guide in English and Spanish. If you have questions, contact cameron@yvsc.org or call 970-871-9299 ext. 107. English Recycle Guide   ¿No está seguro de dónde reciclar sus productos electrónicos, chatarra, baterías y otros artículos? Consulte la guía de artículos difíciles […]

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation to YVSC for December 5 and join this local philanthropic movement

It’s easy to give where you live! Take advantage of the nifty scheduling feature on ColoradoGives.org and donate to YVSC at your leisure! Your donation to YVSC will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, and still count toward the $1 Million Incentive Fund and cash prize tallies. How to Schedule Your Donation in Advance: […]

Talking Green: Top 10 tips for greening your holidays

Article adapted from Steamboat Today  T’is the season to decorate, give gifts and travel – a wonderful time to be with family and friends but also a time that increases waste, energy and your carbon footprint. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has compiled a list of 10 helpful tips to make your holidays more sustainable. With […]