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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 […]

Options exist for turning organic waste into energy

Written by Suzie Romig, YVSC An engaged and inquisitive crowd attended the recent Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Talking Green program on anaerobic digestion to learn how organic waste can be turned into energy and fuel on a variety of levels ranging from do-it-yourself projects to industrial scale equipment that could transform consumer waste at a […]

Talking Green event to feature 3 speakers on waste, energy technology

Written by Lizzy Markman, YVSC Intern Community members are invited to learn about anaerobic digestion, a technology that turns food waste into energy, at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthly Talking Green event on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Fellowship Hall). Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is raising awareness about […]

Sustainability Council launches community campaign to reduce household food waste ‘Food too Good to Waste’ kick-off event Jan. 24

Written by YVSC Staff This year Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is working to reduce the amount of food local families throw away to help save money and conserve natural resources. The organization will kick off this food waste reduction campaign at its monthly Talking Green education event “Food too Good to Waste” at 5:30-7 p.m. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Beekeeping and Pollinators, tonight at CMC

From the Steamboat Pilot and Today “To have bees is fairly simple, but the longer you are into it, the more you get interested in all the different facets,” said beekeeper David Truly, of Truly Family Farm, near Oak Creek. “Beekeeping is as much an art, as a science. The more you learn, the more […]

What’s new with Solar – Talking Green November 2015

Last night’s “What’s new with Solar” Talking Green was our last TG event of 2015 and we had a full house – a packed Moots Factory welcome room, with 62 participants who heard from 5 speakers including solar installers Brightside Solar and Emerald Mountain Energy, community solar providers Clean Energy Collective, local electricity provider Yampa Valley Electric, […]

Calculating Greenhouse Gases, the Story of Bread – with CSU NRELs Mark Easter

Tuesday evening we hosted Mark Easter of CSU’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory to discuss his extensive knowledge on how agriculture produces greenhouse gases – in the forms of CO2 (Carbon), N2O (nitrogen), CH4 (methane). Easter used the analogy of the Story of Bread, and of what the affect of tilling, planting, fertilizing, applying pesticides, harvesting, transporting, baking, selling and then unfortunately […]