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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 […]

How to Clean Refrigerator Coils and Why it Matters

Content courtesy of Complete Home Inspections, LLC  Your refrigerator is one of the largest, most-used and most expensive energy-using appliance in your home. It requires only minimal maintenance – just simple cleaning of the condenser coils, which disperse heat. If the coils are covered with dust, gunk or pet hair, they cannot diffuse the heat properly and […]

Watch “Racing Extinction” documentary 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Steamboat library

Join us to watch the “Racing Extinction” documentary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Library Hall in Steamboat http://racingextinction.com/#brightcove-popover-RE-trailer (2.5 minute trailer) Racing Extinction: The Film In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two […]

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 […]

School Lunches can be Waste Free!

  Waste-Free Lunch Yampa Valley students are working hard to reduce waste in the lunchroom. All schools collect recycling and some schools are even collecting food waste to be turned into compost and packaging to be upcycled into new products. But, after all the lunchroom waste has been recycled, upcycled and composted, there are still […]

CEO of Panera takes SNAP (food stamps) Challenge to experience hunger

Two weeks from now, LiveWell Colorado, the Bud Werner Memorial Library, and YVSC team up to present A Place at the Table, a documentary by the makers of Food, Inc. Food is a hot topic – local, organic, and GMOs aside, in much of the country there is simply not enough money for food, let alone […]

Hazardous Household Waste Part II

Household Hazardous Wastes Part II Reuse and Recycle  Community Recycle Drop Off Day is schedule on October 12th at Howelsen Hill from 9:00 to 12:00.  This is the second blog in a series on items to be collected on the Drop Off Day.  The first blog post discussed Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) and how to […]

The Trees are Thriving

  Steamboat Springs — If I had to guess how many thousands of buckets of water the Service Learning Corps and Community Youth Corps students carried this summer to water the seedlings planted as part of ReTree Steamboat, I would say at least 5,000. And because of all those buckets, I can report the trees are […]

Stagecoach State Park Tree Planting a Success

The second planting for Retree Steamboat 2013 happened May 22nd, in Stagecoach State Park, with amazing sun filled skies, and 14 wonderful volunteers. Stagecoach, located in Routt County, is in great need of trees due to the amount of wide open space surrounding the existing reservoir. This treeless area creates high winds and very hot temperatures […]

Live Well CO’s Go Slow Whoa Program

via Barb Parnell and Jeanne Parsons Go Slow Whoa is a simple and fun program designed for children but making its way to adults throughout Routt County.  The program teaches participants to make healthier food choices.  Go Slow Whoa is a simplified way of helping parents and children identify foods to eat every day.  The […]