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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring snow does not preclude summer water conservation

Adapted from the Steamboat Today Written by Suzie Romig, YVSC Energy Outreach Coordinator Steamboat Springs — The late spring snow storm may make for a muddy May, but local water resources officials said community water conservation will still be important during this predicted warmer and dry summer. Below average precipitation from mid-February through March and […]

Talking Green May 23 addresses residential water efficiency

The community is invited to join YVSC and local partners for an educational Talking Green “Residential Water Efficiency: Not a Drop to Waste” at 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with residential water saving informational tables from Mount Werner Water District, Yampatika, Gecko […]

Earth Month kicks off Tuesday

Article adapted from Steamboat Pilot Steamboat Springs — With more than a dozen Earth Month events planned during the next four weeks, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is giving local residents plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the planet. The organization’s “Every Day is Earth Day” ongoing celebration means residents planning to be out of […]

Earth Hour 2017, Let’s Celebrate

Every year since 2007, around the globe millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside one hour to host events, switch off lights, unplug electronics and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Earth Hour is more than just an hour. YVSC is encouraging […]

Great infographic on reducing your bottled water carbon footprint

From http://earthtalk.org/reducing-your-bottled-water-footprint/

Take a bite out of water costs – restaurants and hotels

This monthly tip comes from the www.EPA.gov/watersense website With kitchens accounting for 14 percent of total water use in hotels, investing in water-efficient dishwashing, cooking equipment, and practices can help your hotel save water, energy, and operating costs. Get cooking with water efficiency in your hotel’s commercial kitchens with these tips: Maintain equipment in standby […]

Last night’s talk on Water – part of Water Week

If you missed last night’s talk on the Colorado Water Plan but want to continue to plug into information on water – we have events all week you can attend: Thursday, May 28 – Leadership Steamboat and Friends of the Yampa “Catch the Drift” launch for river Awareness – at the Chief, 6:00-9:15pm www.friendsoftheyampa.com/catch-the-drift Friday, May 29 – Gear swap […]