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Local schools track lunchroom waste as part of Waste-Free Lunch Challenge

To understand and reduce school lunchroom waste on a national level, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation has launched the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP). As part of its annual Waste-Free Lunch Challenge, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council recruited Emerald Mountain School, Mountain Village Montessori, Strawberry Park Elementary, Soda Creek Elementary and Steamboat Springs Middle School to […]

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 Valley Electric Association offers Cen$ible Energy rebates for a third year

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Sasha Nelson Craig — Yampa Valley Electric Association is offering residential and small business members Cen$ible energy rebates for a third consecutive year. “In addition to reducing energy use and utility bills across the YVEA territory, the first two years of the program supported local businesses and vendors with […]

Business, individuals honored for sustainability efforts

As posted by Matt Stensland at the Steamboat Today newspaper Steamboat Springs — A former Steamboat Springs City Council member, a 10-year-old girl, a lodging company and two teachers were among the recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “The awards are our way of celebrating in our community those that […]

Light Works’ Bulb Crusher

Last year with the help of grant monies, YVR purchased a bulb crusher and Light Works on Loggers Lane generously stepped in as its adopting location.  The bulb crusher recycles linear and compact fluorescent bulbs. It doesn’t crush large round fluorescent tubes, metal halide, mercury vapor bulbs, or halogen bulbs. The crusher provides free residential […]

YVSC Launches Partnerships!

For many years, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) has encouraged free membership to all.  As a result, that number has grown and includes over 2000 residents, businesses, visitors and youth.  This has been accomplished through the numerous events and public outreach efforts including:  Zero Waste Initiative, Green Building, Talking Green and Sustainable Schools. As […]