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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 […]

Why Urban Trees Are So Important

From Sierra Club magazine Trees cover an estimated 20.9 million acres of urban land in the continental United States. That’s 3,659 square feet of urban forest per city dweller—about the size of a not-so-modest four-bedroom house. But like housing, trees are not equally distributed across American cities. Studies have shown that there is a higher […]

Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters is uniting Colorado community members, businesses and resorts to take meaningful action against climate change. Of all the US states with winter tourism economies, Colorado has the most to lose with inconsistent winters, with almost 40,000 jobs and $1.2 billion in salaries at stake. The goal of the initiative launched this spring is […]

Steamboat joins ski areas, signs climate declaration

from Steamboat Today: Business Briefs Sunday, June 9, 2013 Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. was among 108 ski areas from across the U.S. that joined with 40 other businesses May 29 in signing the Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to address climate change, according to a news release. A list of ski areas […]

Mark the date: movie and discussion on Climate Change

Community Cinema ~ The Island President with INSTARR Director James White Wednesday April 3, 6:30pm, Library Hall A free screening of the PBS Independent Lens documentary The Island President, a film by  Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge, with a discussion led by Prof. James  White, director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine […]

Auden Schendler gives Talking Green group Hope

Yesterday’s Talking Green topic “Hope and Fear: Climate Change and the Meaning of Life” by Auden Schendler, Director of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company shed some light for the end of the tunnel.  While flipping through gloomy slides of the statistics of the world’s increasing heat index, Schendler kept the talk casual and humorous, injecting […]