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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 […]

Last night’s talk on Water – part of Water Week

If you missed last night’s talk on the Colorado Water Plan but want to continue to plug into information on water – we have events all week you can attend: Thursday, May 28 – Leadership Steamboat and Friends of the Yampa “Catch the Drift” launch for river Awareness – at the Chief, 6:00-9:15pm www.friendsoftheyampa.com/catch-the-drift Friday, May 29 – Gear swap […]

Rainwater collection – House Bill 1259

Colorado is the only state that prohibits residential collection of rain.  Most people don’t even know it’s illegal to collect rainwater, and do so already.  Rainwater collection (or “rainwater harvesting”) is the process of intercepting storm water runoff and putting it to beneficial use such as to water lawns and gardens. The most common way to collect rainwater is […]

Water Restrictions – help monitor

Two months into summer’s season and the 2013 Water Restrictions in four districts, and we’re still seeing mid-day and wrong-day (or everyday) watering at many locations. Help keep what little water we have through summer by being a watchdog, and know the rules: From www.mwwater.com With a below-average snowpack and forecasts of another warm spring […]

Dam Nation’s Stephen Grace

If you missed this great event, you can now view the video on our You Tube Channel here: http://youtu.be/I8vGcwhZ1kQ This past Tuesday’s large crowd for our May 28 Talking Green adult educational event heard an informative and eye-opening talk by Stephen Grace, novelist and author of a narrative nonfiction book about urbanization in China.  Stephen […]

All about the YVSC “Water Monster” team

In 2011, YVSC purchased a giant blue 120-gallon portable water container, aptly named The Water Monster (WM), to reduce single-use plastic water bottles at public events throughout the county.  WM#1 was sponsored by New Power Fund, a wing of All Season Financial for promoting renewable energy and clean technology, and this WM started making its […]

“Watershed” and “The Last One” showing at CMC 11/7

CMC Sustainability Club is hosting a showing of two documentaries next Wednesday November 7th at 7pm: Robert Redford’s Watershed and Friends of the Yampa’s The Last One  

2012 Green Building Tour Teasers!

Two green homes in the Fairview neighborhood of Steamboat Springs were selected for pre-tour teasers, only to be shown on YVSC’s YouTube Channel. We visited the first of these homes today to highlight the great urban farming, energy efficiency, and DIY solutions this home offers. View the video now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE29CFDeBhs Home #1 is the […]

Have you been following? Water Educational Series:

In case you’ve been gone all summer, or have missed these great articles, Lyn Halliday of Environmental Solutions LLC has been authoring an excellent column on Water Education for the Steamboat Pilot and Today. Sept 4: Use a High Efficiency dishwasher to save on water Aug 28: Be Smart when cleaning Hardscapes Aug 22: Washing […]

Talking Green Garden Tour huge success!

Over 35 participants meandered the downtown streets of Steamboat with us this past Tuesday to visit with 2 residential garden owners and the community garden, while also listening to experts speak on the subjects of Permaculture (Mary O’Brien), Water Conservation (Chris Zuschlag), and Vermiculture (Chris Bradley). If you missed this great day, TV18 was also […]