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Businesses and community members urge Steamboat Springs City Council to act on climate change on February 27

On February 27 at 5:30 p.m., YVSC will be asking Steamboat Springs City Council to join the Compact of Colorado Communities and take formal action to fight climate change locally. The City of Steamboat Springs can–and should–lead on this effort to reduce our carbon emissions locally and make our community more resilient in the face […]

Climate fighters look local with community compact, away from inflamed federal rhetoric

YVSC, with representatives from City Council and Steamboat Chamber Resort Association attended the Colorado Communities Symposium.  We were impressed by the statewide work on climate mitigation and resilience and encouraged to work on climate action locally. Article adapted from the Vail Daily AURORA — Washington, D.C. is a dumpster fire, so if you want to […]

Changing climate impacts human health

Article written by Diane Miller for Steamboat Today The American Public Health Associationrecently declared that climate change represents “the nation’s greatest public health challenge.” But, how exactly does a changing climate affect health? According to the World Health Organization, health threats from climate change include increased heat-related illness, injury and illness from intensifying weather-related disasters […]

Fifth graders ask YVEA board to add more renewable energy

After completing an interesting fifth-grade learning unit on renewable energy in class and with the help of Yampatika, students in teacher Janna Hoza’s class at Strawberry Park Elementary School presented at the January 2018 board of directors meeting of Yampa Valley Electric Association. The seven students advocated for the board to create another local solar […]

Save food, save money, save the climate

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today A third of the food raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork. Yet, people who need food are not getting it, and food that is not getting consumed is heating the planet. So, what can we do? In 2018, the Yampa Valley Sustainability […]

Sustainability Council recruiting families for Food Waste Challenge

Adapted from Steamboat Today An average family wastes approximately $1,500 every year on spoiled or uneaten food. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is offering its Food Waste Challenge. YVSC is recruiting families that want to save money, reduce food waste and get tips for planning healthy meals. The challenge will involve tracking preventable food waste, […]

Climate change challenge: Scientist calls on Steamboat audience to tackle the issue like their ancestors

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today Written by Tom Ross STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Atmospheric scientist Scott Denning challenged an overflow audience of more than 100 at Library Hall in Steamboat Springs on Tuesday to rise to the level of the historic enterprises their grandparents and parents undertook to transform American society and meet the global […]

CSU professor explains “Simple, Serious, Solvable” climate change

Colorado State University Professor Scott Denning devotes hundreds of hours each semester researching and teaching about a serious global issue, yet he works to translate the topic into simple and solvable terms. That simple explanation of a worldwide concern with solvable engineering solutions is what Denning will present at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Talking Green […]