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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 […]

Local schools track lunchroom waste as part of Waste-Free Lunch Challenge

To understand and reduce school lunchroom waste on a national level, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation has launched the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP). As part of its annual Waste-Free Lunch Challenge, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council recruited Emerald Mountain School, Mountain Village Montessori, Strawberry Park Elementary, Soda Creek Elementary and Steamboat Springs Middle School to […]

Need some good green podcasts for spring break? Here are our recommendations!

Written by Sarah Jones, Executive Director The mountain has closed and many of us are packing up and getting ready to travel for mud season. And traveling means time to catch up on podcasts! Here is a list of my favorites on sustainability. Hope you enjoy them! Greentech Media’s The Energy Gang is my all-time […]

Earth Month kicks off Tuesday

Article adapted from Steamboat Pilot Steamboat Springs — With more than a dozen Earth Month events planned during the next four weeks, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is giving local residents plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the planet. The organization’s “Every Day is Earth Day” ongoing celebration means residents planning to be out of […]

“One Big Home” documentary resonates for Routt County

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot Please plan to join us at Library Hall at 6:30 p.m. Wed. April 12 for this Green Building related documentary. The filmmaker’s brother, who lives in Steamboat, will introduce the film that night. Jennie at the library will make the popcorn! When carpenter, surfer and documentary filmmaker Thomas Bena […]

Calling all businesses with hard-to-recycle items

In May, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a Commercial Recycling Drop-Off. At this one-stop-drop event, businesses can recycle scrap metal, ink cartridges, mattresses, paint, batteries, electronics, books, light bulbs and other materials based on demand. Data/hard-drive destruction will be available upon request. This event is by appointment only and for businesses only. No residential […]

YVSC seeks business sponsors for ReTree Steamboat

Since 2010, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) has engaged 2,706 volunteers ages 2 – 72 to plant and care for 25,565 trees in forests, riparian areas, parks and school grounds throughout the Yampa Valley. In 2017, the ReTree program will include four tree-planting events, long-term care of seedlings by local youth, and a new tree […]