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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 […]

Sustainability Council targets needless household food waste in 2017

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today article by Tom Ross When the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council prepares a hearty soup for the community in mid 2017, it promises to be instructional as well as flavorful, as it makes an important point about food waste. Anne Mudgett, YVSC’s Program and Development Director, said Dec. 7 during the […]

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 […]

The strange life of bees, with David Truly

David Truly considers his beekeeping a hobby, but between keeping 6-12 hives, harvesting 20-60 gallons of honey per hive and selling it on the Local Food Marketplace, and starting the Beekkeeping club for like minded keepers, one could tell from his comprehensive, education talk this past Tuesday night at Talking Green, bees are his life. […]

America Recycles Day – November 15

On Tuesday, Steamboat County Commissioners read a proclamation recognizing America Recycles Day, Sunday November 15th. Members of YVSC attended this reading to share the stats from our 2015 Community Recycle Drop Off Day, as a statement of how impacting just one day of recycling can be on a community. In honor of this national day, an […]

ReTree wraps with a bang

This weekend capped off our 2015 season for our ReTree Program – closing out its best year yet with community engagement. On Friday (Oct 2) we opened the 2-month ReTree Art Show at the Art Depot with the Steamboat Arts Council, hosting a gallery of over 45 artists from around the country with ReTree focused artwork, as well […]

10 speakers, 6 topics – Green Building – What works in Rural Colorado?

Thank you to our speakers from last night’s Green Building Workshop! Certified green building does require extra attention, but it is very doable and valuable in Routt County, according to a panel of local architects, homebuilders, homeowners and construction managers during a September 8 workshop in Steamboat. The Green Building Happy Hour Workshop presented by […]

Free workshop 9/21 for small businesses, ranchers for energy efficiency, renewables

FREE WORKSHOP:  Learn about Grants and Loans Available through the USDA’s    Rural Energy for America (REAP) Program The REAP program can assist small businesses, farmers and ranchers with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  (Not applicable to residential, governmental or nonprofit agencies.)  This program of the USDA Rural Development can cut costs for businesses […]

40 members tour 4 coops

Last week YVSC hosted it’s annual Garden Tour with a twist – touring four homes near Soda Creek Elementary that all have chicken coops. Since the regulation for chickens in the city limits changed 5 years ago, more and more residents are trying chickens – both successfully and with challenges. Building a large, predator-safe enclosure […]

June Talking Green – Aquaculture as the future of Ag in Colorado

Speaking to a full house last night at Colorado Mountain College, former senator and consultant for GULF, INC, Gail Schwartz, along with Sales and Marketing Director for GULF, INC, Kristen Cooper discussed what opportunities for agriculture and employment in Colorado are possible with GULF’s innovative, state of the art technologies in the areas of aquaculture, […]