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Routt County CSU Extension: The dating game

Understand what food label dates really mean Article adapted from the Steamboat Today What do you do when you discover the date on some of your canned goods has passed? Do you use them anyway? Do you throw them out? Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware […]

Guide to Greening Your Holidays

Written by Anne Mudgett, YVSC Program and Development Director In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the volume of household waste increases 25%, and 33% more food is thrown away during the holidays. 10 tips to make your […]

Live Simply Challenge Part 9 – Feeling Simply

For previous posts with our Live Simply Challenge, visit http://www.yvsc.org/calendar/upcoming-events/live-simply-challenge/  This post provided by Bruce Alston MA CH During the holidays, Sarah heard Bruce talk about the “feelings” associated with excesses we experience around the holidays – too much shopping, eating, drinking, etc.  She asked him to write a blog for us.  Here is what he […]

Live Simply Challenge Part 8 – Local Food, Simplify the System

If you haven’t been following along in the YVSC Live Simply Challenge, read all about it here. This post is provided by Michele Meyer, Local Food/Products Coordinator for the Community Agriculture Alliance While there are many definitions of local food, the most simple is “food that is grown, raised, or made as close as possible” is considered […]

Live Simply Challenge Part 7: Gratitude

If you haven’t been following along in the YVSC Live Simply Challenge, read all about it here. This post provided by Kristen Race, Ph.D., of Mindful Life There are many ways that people can choose to live simply. Some choose to buy less, as Sara recommended in her blog post (link http://www.yvsc.org/live-simply-challenge-2/). Some choose to […]

Live Simply Challenge Part 6: Zero Wasting Our Homes

If you haven’t been following along in the YVSC Live Simply Challenge, read all about it here. This post provided by YVSC’s Zero Waste Program Coordinator Carol Wilson Many of you know who I am and refer to me as the “trash lady”… the peppy little blonde lady who is way too excited about waste […]

The Live Simply Challenge Part 4 – Tracking: Taking the Challenge one step further

Read the previous posts and about the Challenge here This post provided by YVSC Program and Marketing Director Andy Kennedy When Sarah came to me with the Live Simply Challenge idea for YVSC, my mind went straight to the idea of tracking my reduction, because I’d seen a show about a family in Austin, Texas that “went zero […]

The Live Simply Challenge – Part 3

Read parts 1 and 2 and about the Challenge here One of my mother’s favorite expressions is “The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions.” And during the holiday season, year after year, I am furiously paving that road. Why? Because every year, I say to myself – this will be the year that […]