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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 […]

Talking Green event to feature 3 speakers on waste, energy technology

Written by Lizzy Markman, YVSC Intern Community members are invited to learn about anaerobic digestion, a technology that turns food waste into energy, at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthly Talking Green event on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Fellowship Hall). Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is raising awareness about […]

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. […]

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 […]

What’s new with Solar – Talking Green November 2015

Last night’s “What’s new with Solar” Talking Green was our last TG event of 2015 and we had a full house – a packed Moots Factory welcome room, with 62 participants who heard from 5 speakers including solar installers Brightside Solar and Emerald Mountain Energy, community solar providers Clean Energy Collective, local electricity provider Yampa Valley Electric, […]

Can old buildings be green?

Last night’s Talking Green was on the Sustainability of Historic Preservation, hosted by YVSC, Historic Routt County and Bud Werner Memorial Library with Patrick Eidman of History Colorado and Paul Bonnifield, local historian. If you missed this in-depth look at historic buildings and the numerous benefits of restoring them, you can view the videos here […]

Dr. Patrick Byrne discusses Genetic Engineering

In case you missed last night’s talk with Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Colorado State University’s Deptartment of Soil & Crop Sciences, Dr. Patrick Byrne, we have uploaded the video content of this evening’s presentation and discussion here: http://youtu.be/kw3wL2685OY Covering all bases in his discussion, Dr. Byrne discussed the science behind, reasons for, and concerns regarding the […]

Last night’s electrified talk on GMOs

A new record for Talking Green showed up for last night’s informative talk on GMO: Genetic Modified Organisms. Our expert panel enlightened the group on many different topics from labeling to agriculture, from voting with our dollars to writing our congressmen and media, from the disappearance of heirloom seeds to the opportunities in the future. […]

2013 Green Garden Tour

This past Tuesday YVSC and 55+ locals and visitors toured the local permaculture gardens and greenhouse of Elkstone Farm.  The farm’s seedhouse, 3 large hoop warm-houses, pond garden, and and all-season temperate greenhouse impressed all! The tour was lead by the greenhouse designer Michael Thompson of Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, and hosted by Elkstone Farm […]

It’s all about the dirt

If you are in the know on the hot topic of dirt, last night’s Talking Green was enlightening. YVSC hosted Jonah Levine of Biochar Solutions Inc, as he discussed the huge benefits of the brand new Biochar industry.  30+ participants joined the Steamboat Smokehouse-hosted event, learning about Biochar facts from carbon sequestration to cleaning up […]