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Sustainability Council launches community campaign to reduce household food waste ‘Food too Good to Waste’ kick-off event Jan. 24

Written by YVSC Staff This year Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is working to reduce the amount of food local families throw away to help save money and conserve natural resources. The organization will kick off this food waste reduction campaign at its monthly Talking Green education event “Food too Good to Waste” at 5:30-7 p.m. […]

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 […]

Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers

Join the CSU Extension office Tuesday, March 8th 6:00-9:00pm to learn about the Colorado Cottage Food Act and how to safely operate a food business from a home kitchen. Click on the Routt County Cottage Food Flyer for more information.        

2014 Green Gardens Tour

This year’s downtown walking tour of 3 neighbors gardens was a hit, with over 30 curious participants touring the gardens and stimulating conversation! Homes on the tour included Sue Hansen’s house at 331 6th street, Chris and Alysa Selby’s house at 223 Spruce, and Dave and Jean Levine’s house at 202 Spruce. The tour started at […]

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 […]

Compost Tea Talk with David Bernhardt of Biorganix

from our partners at Elkstone: Terry Huffington |  Elkstone Farm  |   970.846.1129  |   terry@elkstonefarm.com Elkstone Farm is having David Bernhardt, owner of Biorganix in Carbondale, visit our farm to brew and apply his recipe for compost tea.  He’ll be applying it inside our greenhouse as well as around outside garden areas. I’m also looking forward […]

2013 Community Recycling Drop-Off Day sees record numbers!

As always, this year’s statistics for our 5th comprehensive, 4th annual Recycling Day are an increase from last year’s, across the board! We greatly thank our 30+ volunteers that came to help set up, direct traffic, unload cars, hustle for donations, survey users, and make this day a huge success!  We also greatly thank our […]

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 […]

What we learned from Sustainability Manager Peter Brandom

During his short tenure as Sustainability Manager for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, a rural, growing community just west of Portland in what is nicknamed the Silicon Forest, Peter Brandom has been working hard to achieve attainable goals, set higher standards, and praise the work that the city departments have already done.  Brandom’s two sessions […]