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Learn more about waste diversion in Routt County

In preparation for newly adopted statewide waste diversion goals, Routt County Department of Environmental Health requested YVSC prepare a white paper to examine the importance of waste diversion in Routt County as it relates to the broader regional and statewide landscape. Working closely with Routt County, we have finished the report, and it is posted on […]

Help make Steamboat summer events more sustainable

Adapted from the Steamboat Today Summer event season is here! There’s a full line-up of fun community events this holiday weekend, but, when you bring hundreds, if not thousands, of people together, events can generate a tremendous amount of waste. You may not see Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s green waste diversion tents at many events […]

An Energy Efficient Gift Guide

Courtesy of Consumer Energy Alliance Having a hard time finding the perfect gift this holiday season? Consider energy-saving gifts that are sure to bring holiday joy while saving your loved ones some hard-earned cash. Here’s a guide for presents that will save money, energy, and the environment this year: 1)  The Energy Department estimates that […]

Clean Up Day Stats from 2014

The 8th Annual Community Clean Up Day, May 17th, 2014, was yet another success- under the clearest, calmest skies this even has seen in its entire history! 167 volunteers from Steamboat, Yampa, Phippsburg and Oak Creek cleaned up roughly 35 miles of highway including U.S. Hwy 40, Col State Hwy 131, RCR  129, RCR 14, […]

Community Clean Up Day is tomorrow!

Join Routt County Environmental Health Department, the Routt County Litter Solutions Committee, and YVSC in beautifying our streets! If you’ve been walking or riding the streets since the yearly melt-off, you too have seen the usual waste, litter, and strange items sitting in our drainages that has collected through winter.  This annual event yeields hundreds […]

CDOT Adopt a Highway Program a Great Way to Give Back to Community

Organize a group now to prepare for springtime clean up! NORTHWEST – Roadside litter costs millions of dollars annually to control. The Colorado Department of Transportation relies on thousands of volunteers in the Adopt a Highway Program to help CDOT’s maintenance forces keep state roadsides clean. But there are still more than 4,000 miles left to […]