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

Earth Hour / Earth Day

Other Sustainable Schools Pages
Energy Education
Retree Education
Waste Education
Green Teams, Eco Clubs, and meetings

“Together we can find the energy to turn the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour.”

Earth Hour – last Saturday in March
Each year the Sustainable Schools program celebrates Earth Hour (last Saturday in March) and Earth Day (April 22) in the schools with educational celebrations. School classes have celebrated by turning off classroom lights for one hour, decorating luminaries and taking a pledge to go further in the students’ personal environmental efforts.

Earth Hour has been recognized in 152 countries and all seven continents, expanding since its inception in 2007.
2013 video by the Steamboat Springs Teen Council

In conjunction with Earth Hour 2013, YVSC hosted its first Youth Green Team Summit, which brought together teams from four schools, covering 6 key topics facilitated by local environmental experts.  The primary goal for this event is to encourage students to come up with their own environmental projects, causes and/or events to work on during the spring semester.

“The world is using the equivalent of one and a half planets to support life on Earth.”

Earth Day – always April 22
Because Earth Day always falls during Steamboat’s Spring Break week, Sustainable Schools facilitates a Zero Waste Lunch day on the Friday before Spring Break in honor of Earth Day.  Students are encouraged to take their own Earth Day practices home and on the road during their Spring Break travels, and Eco Clubs are encouraged to host their own sustainability-focused days, projects, and other events during the weeks surrounding this global event.