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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 […]

Food Recovery Network Certification

According to the Food Recovery Network 150,000 pounds of food are wasted in restaurants and 133 billion pounds across the nation (EPA, 2015) annually, while 50 million Americans are food insecure (1 in 5 children). The Food Recovery Network’s mission is to “shift the norm from food waste to food recovery.” Food businesses (restaurants, grocery […]

April “Stools” day

Keeping our streets and water ways clean requires a community effort! This April 18th, Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium’s Gold-certified SSBC Member Pet Kare Clinic will host their annual April Stools Day, a day of volunteerism devoted to removing dog waste from commonly used dog walking areas to reduce pollutants entering the area’s surface and groundwaters.  It […]

Hazardous Household Waste Part II

Household Hazardous Wastes Part II Reuse and Recycle  Community Recycle Drop Off Day is schedule on October 12th at Howelsen Hill from 9:00 to 12:00.  This is the second blog in a series on items to be collected on the Drop Off Day.  The first blog post discussed Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) and how to […]

Stagecoach State Park Tree Planting a Success

The second planting for Retree Steamboat 2013 happened May 22nd, in Stagecoach State Park, with amazing sun filled skies, and 14 wonderful volunteers. Stagecoach, located in Routt County, is in great need of trees due to the amount of wide open space surrounding the existing reservoir. This treeless area creates high winds and very hot temperatures […]