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Sustainability Council recruiting families for Food Waste Challenge

Adapted from Steamboat Today An average family wastes approximately $1,500 every year on spoiled or uneaten food. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is offering its Food Waste Challenge. YVSC is recruiting families that want to save money, reduce food waste and get tips for planning healthy meals. The challenge will involve tracking preventable food waste, […]

Take Action on climate change in 2018

Article adapted from Steamboat Today It’s resolution time — fitness, food, finances, personal growth. In 2018, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is resolved to mobilize our community around climate action. This year, consider making a resolution to reduce your carbon footprint. Below are strategies for taking action on climate change in your daily life. To ensure […]

Ring in the new, recycle the old

Written by: Cameron Hawkins, Waste Diversion Director, YVSC With the holidays in full swing, YVSC encourages community members to take advantage of local recycling options and the organization’s tips to reduce waste. For holiday feasts, an online portion estimator will help determine how much food to cook. If there are leftovers, eat them the next […]

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 […]

Recycle Guide in English and Spanish – Guía de reciclaje en inglés y español

Not sure where to recycle your electronics, scrap metal, batteries and other items? Check out YVSC’s hard-to recycle guide in English and Spanish. If you have questions, contact cameron@yvsc.org or call 970-871-9299 ext. 107. English Recycle Guide   ¿No está seguro de dónde reciclar sus productos electrónicos, chatarra, baterías y otros artículos? Consulte la guía de artículos difíciles […]

Talking Green: Top 10 tips for greening your holidays

Article adapted from Steamboat Today  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 tips to make your holidays more sustainable. With […]

Learn more about waste diversion in Routt County

In preparation for newly adopted statewide waste diversion goals, Routt County Department of Environmental Health requested YVSC prepare a white paper to examine the importance of waste diversion in Routt County as it relates to the broader regional and statewide landscape. Working closely with Routt County, we have finished the report, and it is posted on […]

Community Agriculture Alliance: Reduce, recycle and dispose of household hazardous waste properly

Article adapted from Steamboat Today  Household hazardous wastes , or HHW,  are common household products such as cleaners, paints, car products, and pesticides that may be hazardous to you, children, pets and the environment. Words such as danger, warning, caution, poisonous and flammable on the labels can mean a product is toxic. Do not put […]

Trash audit in Steamboat aims to divert waste from landfills

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot Written by: John Russell STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The idea of sifting through trash isn’t most people’s idea of a good time, but apparently Cameron Hawkins isn’t like most people. “It is exciting; it’s awesome,” said Hawkins, who serves as the waste diversion director for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “I’m […]

Waste Reduction Round-Up set for Aug. 19

Adapted from Steamboat Today Are bottle caps recyclable? Should I throw away the milk if the date on the carton has passed? How do I use fewer chemicals to keep bugs off my plants or clean my house? We all want to do our part to reduce waste and put fewer chemicals in our environment, […]