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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 […]

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 […]

America Recycles Day – November 15

On Tuesday, Steamboat County Commissioners read a proclamation recognizing America Recycles Day, Sunday November 15th. Members of YVSC attended this reading to share the stats from our 2015 Community Recycle Drop Off Day, as a statement of how impacting just one day of recycling can be on a community. In honor of this national day, an […]

Twin Enviro Services plans to take on greater role in recycling in Steamboat and Northwest Colorado

Reprinted fom Steamboat Today Steamboat Springs — Twin Enviro Services founder Les Liman confirmed this week that his company has broken ground on a new 6,000-square-foot materials recovery facility that has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of single-stream recyclables being picked up curbside in Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in Northwest Colorado. “When you consider […]

Highlights from the 6th Annual Community Recycling Drop Off Day

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosted its 6th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day Saturday, October 10th with partners from around the state including Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, Twin Enviro Services, Routt County Environmental Health, Electronic Recyclers International, Post Net, Ski Haus, Lightworks of Steamboat, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeway, Axis Steel, Copper Magnate, and New Horizons Ministries. The event moved from Howelsen to Steamboat […]

Recycling bins available for “check-out” at public events

Recycling  – A Community Effort! The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is happy to announce the arrival of twenty-five 60-gallon beverage recycle bins.  In May, YVSC received a grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful.  After a short delay, the new, blue bottle recycling bins have arrived and are ready for […]

The 4 Angles to E-waste Recycling – Globally

This has been submitted by a guest blogger, Anne Staley, and is focused on E-waste on a global level.  To make progress on a more local level, we encourage you to read our February VV article, ask our state leaders to promote product stewardship policy, and as individuals, act responsibly in purchasing and recycling your electronics. […]

YVV – Continuing the conversation on Recycling

Reprinted from February 2015 Yampa Valley Voice   Continuing the conversation on Recycling Taking Action – Reducing the Cost to Recycling It’s past time for us to make waves when it comes to recycling.  It’s time for us to come together as a community and make some big decisions.  It’s time to do something. At […]

Smartwool, Alpine Initiatives, SSRC, YVSC, and City of Steamboat collaborate on new recycling containers

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! In alignment with the Yampa Valley Recycles program’s mission – to facilitate and encourage waste diversion through recycling as much as possible in the Yampa Valley – YVSC staff members reached out to several groups over the past year to help develop ten permanent, weighted holders for recycle bins. Alpine Initiatives, a […]

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 […]