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2017 Cen$ible Energy rebates close June 1

Following the third year of successful electric-side energy efficiency funding in the Yampa Valley, Cen$ible Energy rebates for residential and small business customers will close for 2017 on Thursday June 1. All rebate applications and electric-side residential energy audit requests should be submitted by the end of the day June 1. So far this year, […]

Sustainability Council seeks business sponsors for Sustainable Community Events

Large public events often generate significant waste. Since 2010, YVSC has been reducing the environmental footprint of local community events, engaging residents and visitors in protecting the natural resources of the Yampa Valley. We work with event organizers and vendors on environmentally preferred purchasing, and the organization’s Zero Hero volunteers help event attendees sort their […]

Spring snow does not preclude summer water conservation

Adapted from the Steamboat Today Written by Suzie Romig, YVSC Energy Outreach Coordinator Steamboat Springs — The late spring snow storm may make for a muddy May, but local water resources officials said community water conservation will still be important during this predicted warmer and dry summer. Below average precipitation from mid-February through March and […]

Talking Green May 23 addresses residential water efficiency

The community is invited to join YVSC and local partners for an educational Talking Green “Residential Water Efficiency: Not a Drop to Waste” at 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with residential water saving informational tables from Mount Werner Water District, Yampatika, Gecko […]

Simple action, huge savings

Adapted from Steamboat Today Recently, 50 families completed YVSC’s Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge. The six-week campaign raised awareness about food waste and helped community members reduce wasted food in their homes. In the U.S., an average family of four wastes 40 percent of food purchased, which represents about $1,500 per year. Reducing food […]

A Wildlife Reminder: Time to be Bear Aware

Adapted from Colorado Parks and Wildlife Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new […]

ReTree Steamboat Planting and Colorado Arbor Day

In honor of Colorado Arbor Day (April 21) and Earth Day (April 22), YVSC and Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) will be at Hayden Elementary School on April 21 to plant Ponderosa Pine seedlings with fourth grade students and teachers. This will be the first planting event of ReTree Steamboat 2017. The purpose of the […]

Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway this Earth Day

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, starting at noon while supplies last, YVSC will be at City Market handing out free reusable shopping bags, “Remember Your Bag” hangers, and information about the negative impacts of plastic bags in our community. Every year in the U.S., consumers use about 100 billion plastic bags. To produce these plastic […]