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Schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation to YVSC for December 5 and join this local philanthropic movement

It’s easy to give where you live! Take advantage of the nifty scheduling feature on ColoradoGives.org and donate to YVSC at your leisure! Your donation to YVSC will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, and still count toward the $1 Million Incentive Fund and cash prize tallies. How to Schedule Your Donation in Advance: […]

Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway this Earth Day

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, starting at noon while supplies last, YVSC will be at City Market handing out free reusable shopping bags, “Remember Your Bag” hangers, and information about the negative impacts of plastic bags in our community. Every year in the U.S., consumers use about 100 billion plastic bags. To produce these plastic […]

Need some good green podcasts for spring break? Here are our recommendations!

Written by Sarah Jones, Executive Director The mountain has closed and many of us are packing up and getting ready to travel for mud season. And traveling means time to catch up on podcasts! Here is a list of my favorites on sustainability. Hope you enjoy them! Greentech Media’s The Energy Gang is my all-time […]

YVSC seeks business sponsors for ReTree Steamboat

Since 2010, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) has engaged 2,706 volunteers ages 2 – 72 to plant and care for 25,565 trees in forests, riparian areas, parks and school grounds throughout the Yampa Valley. In 2017, the ReTree program will include four tree-planting events, long-term care of seedlings by local youth, and a new tree […]

4 CO dealers offering discounts on 7 electric vehicles through 6-30-17

rEV Your Engines ­ Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Electric Vehicle Sales EVent is at the staring line. Four Colorado auto dealers have stepped up to offer discounts on seven models of electric vehicles (EVs) during the regional sales program taking place April 1 through June 30, 2017. In this 90-day window, interested […]

Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine Schedule

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 East 1st St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park […]

What to Do About Roof Ice Dams

What to do about those pesky roof ice dams Excerpted from High Country Conservation Center in Frisco, CO Dear Eartha, Resident:  I have ice dams on my roof every winter. I’ve used heat tape in the past to melt the snow but it seems to cost a lot. What do you recommend? Eartha: This is […]

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. […]