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Economics upstage environmental concerns in power plant closures?

Article adapted from Steamboat Today  The number of utility companies in the Mountain West announcing plans to shutter coal-fired power plants in the face of competition from increasingly economical natural gas is growing from a steady stream into a river this year. And there may be implications for the coal  and power plant industries in […]

Community Recycling Drop-Off set for Sept. 23

Article adapted from the Steamboat Today Start gathering those items that have been cluttering your garage, load up your car, and do the right thing with your hard-to-recycle materials at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Community Recycling Drop Off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Meadows Parking Lot. Since 2010, this one-stop-drop […]

Tour de Steamboat raffle offers chance to win custom Eriksen road bike

This year, the Tour de Steamboat benefit bike raffle has 5 prizes for one $50 ticket. For the grand prize, Steamboat-based Kent Eriksen Cycles and Shimano are partnering to give away a custom-designed, titanium road frame completely built with Shimano Ultegra components. The hand-crafted road bike is valued at $8,000. Other prizes include a DT Swiss wheel set, […]

“Le Ride” film retraces 1928 Tour de France

As part of the local Bike Week celebration, the Chief Theater is showing the documentary film Le Ride at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan recreates the original route of the 1928 Tour de France to tell an extraordinary story of achievement against the odds. Four intrepid young men from Australia and New […]

Help make Steamboat summer events more sustainable

Adapted from the Steamboat Today Summer event season is here! There’s a full line-up of fun community events this holiday weekend, but, when you bring hundreds, if not thousands, of people together, events can generate a tremendous amount of waste. You may not see Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s green waste diversion tents at many events […]

Sustainability Council seeks business sponsors for Sustainable Community Events

Large public events often generate significant waste. Since 2010, YVSC has been reducing the environmental footprint of local community events, engaging residents and visitors in protecting the natural resources of the Yampa Valley. We work with event organizers and vendors on environmentally preferred purchasing, and the organization’s Zero Hero volunteers help event attendees sort their […]

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 […]

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 […]