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Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

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 […]

Business, individuals honored for sustainability efforts

As posted by Matt Stensland at the Steamboat Today newspaper Steamboat Springs — A former Steamboat Springs City Council member, a 10-year-old girl, a lodging company and two teachers were among the recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “The awards are our way of celebrating in our community those that […]

Food Recovery Network Certification

According to the Food Recovery Network 150,000 pounds of food are wasted in restaurants and 133 billion pounds across the nation (EPA, 2015) annually, while 50 million Americans are food insecure (1 in 5 children). The Food Recovery Network’s mission is to “shift the norm from food waste to food recovery.” Food businesses (restaurants, grocery […]

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 […]

April “Stools” day

Keeping our streets and water ways clean requires a community effort! This April 18th, Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium’s Gold-certified SSBC Member Pet Kare Clinic will host their annual April Stools Day, a day of volunteerism devoted to removing dog waste from commonly used dog walking areas to reduce pollutants entering the area’s surface and groundwaters.  It […]

Waste Diversion and General Programming Internships for Summer 2015

YVSC is offering two partially-paid internship positions for the summer of 2015. Get hands-on experience while supporting important community programs like Zero Waste and ReTree throughout June, July, and August. Download the documents here and reply with resume to info@yvsc.org. http://www.yvsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Waste-Diversion-Internship-Job-Description-2015.doc http://www.yvsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/YVSC-intern-general-Job-Description-2015.doc

YVSC gets Arbor Day’s Volunteer Management Award

This past February YVSC was notified that we are recipients of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award in the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2015 National Awards Competition for our ReTree Steamboat event/program. The Excellence in Volunteer Management Award is presented to a community, group, or organization for their outstanding efforts to mobilize and […]

People, Prosperity, Planet – What’s important to us

Valued supporters:   Here in the Yampa Valley, so much of our cultural identity and local economy is tied to our environment. But if we don’t value this place, then we’ll lose it before we even know it’s gone.   Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is focused on the triple bottom line-People, Prosperity, Planet. This […]

Youth Eco Summit stirs things up

Yesterday’s 2nd annual Youth Green Team Eco Summit hosted by YVSC and lead by partners from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension Office, Community Agriculture Alliance, Friends of the Yampa, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps,  attracted a record number of 32 kids from 4 schools in the county: Soda Creek […]