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

Join together to Spare the Air

The local Spare the Air educational campaign – sponsored by dozens of organizations and businesses in the Yampa Valley – encourages you to limit your vehicle idling time to 30 seconds.  Here are some FACTS to consider: 1 minute of idling produces more carbon monoxide than 3 packs of cigarettes. Idling wastes more fuel than […]

Talking Green: 2018 focus on local climate change

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot  Written by Sarah Jones, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Talking Green is the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) adult education series focused on relevant and timely environmental topics. Through this free program, YVSC provides community members with information about sustainable technologies, practices and products, tools to live more […]

California’s Climate Emergency

Article adapted from the The RollingStone In the hills above the Pacific Ocean, the world crossed a terrifying tipping point this week. As holiday music plays on the radio, temperatures in Southern California have soared into the 80s, and bone-dry winds have fanned a summer-like wildfire outbreak. Southern California is under siege. As the largest of this […]

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Article adapted from the World Wildlife Fund Pete Pearson works on food waste prevention and the intersection of agriculture and wildlife. Follow him on Twitter @petedpearson. The holiday season is upon us, which means spending time with friends and family. And it almost certainly means enjoying holiday parties where food is front and center during the celebration. […]

Top 10 tips for greening your holidays

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot Written by: Cameron Hawkins, Waste Diversion Director, YVSC T’is the season to decorate, give gifts and travel – a wonderful time to be with family and friends but also a time that increases waste, energy and your carbon footprint. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has compiled a list of 10 helpful […]

Take action on climate change locally, donate to YVSC

A letter from Sarah Jones, YVSC Executive Director Dear Friend of the environment, Winter is almost here, and I can’t wait! But, my anticipation is tempered with nagging worries about climate trends: Will it be a short winter? Will the snowpack be enough to support our world-class winter recreation and the water needs of our valley? […]

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 […]