Want to be greener? Learn more about sustainability in the Yampa Valley:

Are you a tinkerer, a fixer, a do-it-yourselfer?

YVSC is looking for volunteer coaches to help the community fix their broken stuff at a U-Fix-It Clinic on April 1. At a U-Fix-It event, people can bring all sorts of broken appliances, lamps and toys and learn hands-on repair skills–extending the life of their “stuff” and keeping resources out of the landfill. As a coach, your […]

Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

Guide to Greening Your Holidays

Written by Anne Mudgett, YVSC Program and Development Director In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the volume of household waste increases 25%, and 33% more food is thrown away during the holidays. 10 tips to make your […]

Local recycling options available for electronics, hard-to-recycle items

Written by Anne Mudgett, Program and Development Director with YVSC Since 2013, it has been illegal in Colorado to dispose of electronic devices in the landfill. There are several options locally for recycling electronics. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) offers free collection boxes for electronics recycling at several locations throughout the community for small electronics […]

Hard to Recycle Items and America Recycles Day

Written by Anne Mudgett, YVSC Program and Marketing Director November 15 was America Recycles Day. Recycling is one of the easiest actions to take every single day—at home, at work, at school and on the go—to protect the environment. Americans recycle and compost 87 million tons annually, which is the Greenhouse Gas equivalent of taking […]

Every Day is Earth Day

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot’s Community Agriculture Alliance Column Written by Cameron Hawkins and Larisa Woycio, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Since Earth Day always falls during our season-ending spring break week, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is dedicating a month to celebrate “Every Day is Earth Day” and raise awareness of local sustainability efforts.  April […]

Business, individuals honored for sustainability efforts

As posted by Matt Stensland at the Steamboat Today newspaper Steamboat Springs — A former Steamboat Springs City Council member, a 10-year-old girl, a lodging company and two teachers were among the recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “The awards are our way of celebrating in our community those that […]

Lightworks of Steamboat’s Nancy Schwanke talks bulbs with TV18

Our longtime partner and friend Nancy Schwanke from Lightworks of Steamboat talks about disposing of old lightbulbs, which lightbulbs are best to use, the Bulb Eater, and the CenSible Energy lighting rebates! This is a VERY informative 8 minutes with the local lighting guru! Check it out!

Green your holiday

Reprinted from December Valley Voice Use LED holiday lights and recycle your old ones. LEDs last up to 10 times longer, are safer, and use 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. Also, don’t forget to put your lights on timers or turn them off before you go to bed. Use extension cords to add […]

Twin Enviro Services plans to take on greater role in recycling in Steamboat and Northwest Colorado

Reprinted fom Steamboat Today Steamboat Springs — Twin Enviro Services founder Les Liman confirmed this week that his company has broken ground on a new 6,000-square-foot materials recovery facility that has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of single-stream recyclables being picked up curbside in Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in Northwest Colorado. “When you consider […]