What We Do

Priority Areas

YVSC is a nonprofit organization based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, that creates and promotes sustainable practices in the Yampa Valley region through programs, partnerships and education.

Guided by research and in the service of the community, YVSC develops and promotes actions that sustain our valley’s rich natural and cultural heritage and foster resilience moving forward. Our priority areas provide a range of services and educational opportunities and centralize community outreach and engagement. Our integrated approach to sustainability is defined by the pursuit to identify how the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges lead way to their solutions.

Our five Priority Areas include: Climate Action and Adaptation, Energy and Transportation, Waste Diversion, Advocacy for Action and Community Education and Engagement. These Priority Areas address the most pressing sustainability issues facing the Yampa Valley now and foster resilience moving forward.

Climate Action and Adaptation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering resilience in the Yampa Valley.

Energy and Transportation

Moving towards low-carbon energy and transportation futures in the Yampa Valley

Waste Diversion

Increasing access to recyclables collection programs, boost the recycling rate, encourage and provide opportunities for composting, and assisting in the shift to a circular economy in the Yampa Valley.

Community Education and Engagement

Empowering our community to take part in creating the futures we need.

Advocacy for Action

Advocating for policies, practices and action that build a sustainable Yampa Valley.

Climate Action and Adaptation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering resilience in the Yampa Valley.

Energy and Transportation

Moving towards low-carbon energy and transportation futures in the Yampa Valley

Waste Diversion

Increasing access to recyclables collection programs, boost the recycling rate, encourage and provide opportunities for composting, and assisting in the shift to a circular economy in the Yampa Valley.

Community Education and Engagement

Empowering our community to take part in creating the futures we need.

Advocacy for Action

Advocating for policies, practices and action that build a sustainable Yampa Valley.