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When Enthusiasm Meets Action on a Friday Night

from CORE, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency What are other rural resort communities doing? See what Aspen area folks are talking about. ­ “Yes, and is it enough?” That was the challenge laid down by organizers of last Friday’s POW: Action Summit. The packed house of citizens — most of them trending young, all […]

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 […]

YVSC seeks volunteer Board members

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the community’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency, waste diversion and education. The organization is expanding its Board of Directors to meet the growing demand for its diverse environmental programs and services. YVSC’s volunteer Board strives to represent broad community sectors like construction, energy, education, business, finance, resort, recreation, hospitality and more. […]

Cen$ible Energy Rebate Program to Re-open January 1

The Cen$ible Energy rebate program provides cash rebates for energy-saving LED lights, four types of Energy Star-certified appliances, programmable thermostats, energy audits and post-audit air sealing. Rebates are available for Yampa Valley Electric Association members to improve energy efficiency in their homes or small businesses. This popular and beneficial program will open again on January 1, […]

Want to get off unsolicited mailing lists?

By Suzie Romig, YVSC Energy Outreach Coordinator If you order online this holiday season, be sure to watch for a button to “uncheck” so that you won’t be listed on a lifetime mailing list just for ordering that gift from the one-time-only-shopping-company for cousin Bob. If you do end up on unwanted mailing lists, here […]

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 […]

DIY Weatherization Clinic

Thanks to everyone who came out to the DIY Weatherization Clininc yesterday! We all learned a lot and are excited to get weatherizing. If you missed the event, here are some quick fixes you can do on your own.   Thank you to Event Partners Thank you to our Talking Green Sponsors! Thank you to our […]

Get Solar by December 30 to Receive Tax Credit

As of Nov. 1, Clean Energy Collective has just 14 percent of the Yampa Valley Community Solar Array in Craig remaining for purchase by any Yampa Valley Electric Association customer. So far, 112 residential YVEA members have purchased panels, and Alpine Bank-Steamboat is setting the example as the only commercial customer so far. Other Routt […]

Recycle your mattress at the Community Recycling Drop-Off on October 1

Written by Anne Mudgett, Program and Development Director Keeping valuable resources out of the landfill is all part of the Zero Waste norm that Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is working to create in our community. At the organization’s annual Community Recycling Drop-Off on October 1 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Meadows Parking Lot, […]