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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 […]

A Wildlife Reminder: Time to be Bear Aware

Adapted from Colorado Parks and Wildlife Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new […]

ReTree Steamboat Planting and Colorado Arbor Day

In honor of Colorado Arbor Day (April 21) and Earth Day (April 22), YVSC and Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) will be at Hayden Elementary School on April 21 to plant Ponderosa Pine seedlings with fourth grade students and teachers. This will be the first planting event of ReTree Steamboat 2017. The purpose of the […]

Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway this Earth Day

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, starting at noon while supplies last, YVSC will be at City Market handing out free reusable shopping bags, “Remember Your Bag” hangers, and information about the negative impacts of plastic bags in our community. Every year in the U.S., consumers use about 100 billion plastic bags. To produce these plastic […]

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 […]

“One Big Home” documentary resonates for Routt County

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot Please plan to join us at Library Hall at 6:30 p.m. Wed. April 12 for this Green Building related documentary. The filmmaker’s brother, who lives in Steamboat, will introduce the film that night. Jennie at the library will make the popcorn! When carpenter, surfer and documentary filmmaker Thomas Bena […]

Options exist for turning organic waste into energy

Written by Suzie Romig, YVSC An engaged and inquisitive crowd attended the recent Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Talking Green program on anaerobic digestion to learn how organic waste can be turned into energy and fuel on a variety of levels ranging from do-it-yourself projects to industrial scale equipment that could transform consumer waste at a […]

Yampa Valley CARES about the energy needs of its residents

Adapted from Energy Outreach Colorado’s Blog When it comes to helping limited-income families and seniors afford home energy, Colorado CAREs. CARE – Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy program launched by Energy Outreach Colorado in partnership with energy utilities and local nonprofits and weatherization agencies across the state – is making a positive impact by lowering the […]

Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine Schedule

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 East 1st St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park […]