Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

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  • Wasting food wastes everything

    Article adapted from Steamboat Pilot Written by Cameron Hawkins, YVSC Did you know an average family throws 40 percent of its food away, wasting approximately $1,500 every year? What if you could buy only what you need at the grocery store, save money and have less food waste? This year, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is […]

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Are you a tinkerer, a fixer, a do-it-yourselfer?

    YVSC is looking for volunteer coaches to help the community fix their broken stuff at a U-Fix-It Clinic on April 1. At a U-Fix-It event, people can bring all sorts of broken appliances, lamps and toys and learn hands-on repair skills–extending the life of their “stuff” and keeping resources out of the landfill. As a coach, your […]

  • 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. […]

  • Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

    Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

  • 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 […]

  • YVSC seeks volunteer Board members

    Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the community’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency, waste diversion and education. The organization is expanding its Board of Directors to meet the growing demand for its diverse environmental programs and services. YVSC’s volunteer Board strives to represent broad community sectors like construction, ene...

  • Cen$ible Energy Rebate Program to Re-open January 1

    The Cen$ible Energy rebate program provides cash rebates for energy-saving LED lights, four types of Energy Star-certified appliances, programmable thermostats, energy audits and post-audit air sealing. Rebates are available for Yampa Valley Electric Association members to improve energy efficiency in their homes or small businesses. This popular and beneficial program will open again on January 1...

  • An Energy Efficient Gift Guide

    Courtesy of Consumer Energy Alliance Having a hard time finding the perfect gift this holiday season? Consider energy-saving gifts that are sure to bring holiday joy while saving your loved ones some hard-earned cash. Here’s a guide for presents that will save money, energy, and the environment this year: 1)  The Energy Department estimates that […]

  • Want to get off unsolicited mailing lists?

    By Suzie Romig, YVSC Energy Outreach Coordinator If you order online this holiday season, be sure to watch for a button to “uncheck” so that you won’t be listed on a lifetime mailing list just for ordering that gift from the one-time-only-shopping-company for cousin Bob. If you do end up on unwanted mailing lists, here […]

  • Top 10 Holiday Home Safety Tips

    Courtesy of Energy Outreach Colorado Please keep these tips in mind for a warm, safe and festive holiday season! 1. With family at home for the holidays, make sure you have working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors near bedrooms. CO can’t be detected by smell, taste or sight and can build up to dangerous levels when […]

  • Guide to Greening Your Holidays

    Written by Anne Mudgett, YVSC Program and Development Director In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the volume of household waste increases 25%, and 33% more food is thrown away during the holidays. 10 tips to make your […]

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Talking Green: U.N. renewable energy advisor to speak Sept. 27

    Article written by Suzie Romig and adapted from Steamboat Today Like many others, Paul Komor moved to Steamboat Springs for the friendly people and beautiful local environment. Yet Komor, a professor who holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Stanford University, spends his days working to educate students and international leaders with the United Nations about […]

  • How Can Consumers Avoid Palm Oil?

    Hey Mr. Green! How can I avoid palm oil? I try to avoid palm oil because tropical rainforests are destroyed to develop palm oil plantations. But yesterday, I happened to read the label on a bar of my favorite soap and—oh dear!—sodium palmitate was the very first ingredient. What to do? —Joy from Tennessee  A: Palm oil […]

  • Dump those Incandescent Bulbs

    Q: LED bulbs use less electricity than incandescent bulbs, so I bought a bunch for my home. But now I have a few boxes of incandescents sitting in my closet. Does it make sense to use them because they’ve already been manufactured? Or should I recycle or landfill them?  —Rich from Massachusetts Those old bulbs […]

  • Help Make it Happen; Volunteer at Feeding the 5000 Front Range

    Article adapted from Feedback This October, we’re thrilled to let you know that Feedback [an environmental organization dedicated to ending food waste and promoting sustainability and resourcefulness across the food chain,]  with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation and a coalition of partners in Colorado, will be bringing the Feeding the 5000 campaign to the Front Range! […]

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

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