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Sustainability Council targets needless household food waste in 2017

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today article by Tom Ross When the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council prepares a hearty soup for the community in mid 2017, it promises to be instructional as well as flavorful, as it makes an important point about food waste. Anne Mudgett, YVSC’s Program and Development Director, said Dec. 7 during the […]

Alpine Bank supports Cen$ible Energy rebates through 2019

The popular local energy efficiency rebate program Cen$ible Energy has received a four-year financial commitment from Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs to help the residential and small business energy retrofit efforts continue through 2019. The bank’s Environmental Loyalty Debit Card program will contribute up to $35,000 to Cen$ible Energy across four years to help meet […]

Nonprofit GRID plans local low-income solar project

Yampa Valley Electric Association, GRID Alternatives Colorado  and the Colorado Energy Office are partnering to develop a community solar array that will be 100 percent dedicated to income-qualified YVEA members. Members participating in this program will receive a bill off set from the energy produced by their portion of a community solar array. Find more […]

Free home energy assessments in Routt, Moffat counties

Homeowners in Routt and Moffat counties are encouraged to sign up for a FREE home energy assessment to learn how best to improve the energy efficiency of their home. The home energy audits are free for homeowners who have Yampa Valley Electric Association service for electricity and Atmos Energy for the primary source of home […]

The strange life of bees, with David Truly

David Truly considers his beekeeping a hobby, but between keeping 6-12 hives, harvesting 20-60 gallons of honey per hive and selling it on the Local Food Marketplace, and starting the Beekkeeping club for like minded keepers, one could tell from his comprehensive, education talk this past Tuesday night at Talking Green, bees are his life. […]

Panels at Community Solar Array in Craig Start at $601

Did you know that the entry price for solar power in the Yampa Valley Electric Association territory starts at $601? Nearly 80 percent of the capacity of the community solar garden in Craig has been reserved, so a limited number of YVEA members can still purchase panels. Members of YVEA who want access to clean […]

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 […]

Highlights from the 6th Annual Community Recycling Drop Off Day

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosted its 6th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day Saturday, October 10th with partners from around the state including Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, Twin Enviro Services, Routt County Environmental Health, Electronic Recyclers International, Post Net, Ski Haus, Lightworks of Steamboat, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeway, Axis Steel, Copper Magnate, and New Horizons Ministries. The event moved from Howelsen to Steamboat […]

Free home energy assessments in Routt, Moffat counties

An energy efficiency partnership forged in summer 2015 allows homeowners in Routt and Moffat counties to sign up for a home energy assessment for free. The free option is available to all homeowners who have Yampa Valley Electric Association for electricity and also have Atmos Energy for the primary source of home heating. The service is […]

Preservation Green Lab: Creating Sustainable Communities by Investing in Older Buildings

Meg Tully, Executive Director of Historic Routt County reprinted from the Yampa Valley Voice, September 2015 Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) and Historic Routt County (HRC) are pleased to have James Lindberg (Jim) join us for the Talking Green event on September 29 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library at 5:30pm. Jim is the Senior […]