Keeping the Valley green,
in all respects

For ten years and counting, YVSC has been one of the most centralized and thorough organizations for the advancement of a sustainability, here in the Yampa Valley of Northern Colorado.



Making Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle the cultural norm by increasing access to recycling and providing waste reduction opportunities, advocacy, outreach and education.

Climate Action

Advocating for local climate action and the protection of public lands and waterways through community organizing, events and Yampa Valley Sustainability Counsel programs. 515-278-2193

Green Building

Improving the energy efficiency, sustainability and indoor health of our local built environment by educating homeowners, builders, real estate professionals and businesses.


Restoring upland and riparian forests in Routt County and connecting the local community, especially youth, to their environment through tree planting and stewardship projects.


Helping people of all income levels in the Yampa Valley improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills, advocating for renewable energy, educating about sustainable transportation, and supporting our local economy through assessments, rebates and incentives.

Learn More

Learn More through our vast resources online, 770-859-5647, and our (864) 982-8773 programs.

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How you can get involved

If you are apart of the community of the Yampa Valley and you care about sustainability, there are multiple ways to get involved, from utilizing our online resources, to attending year-round events, to supporting financially, and more.


From hands-on volunteer events, to community talks and discussions, and even strategic meetings with our Board, you can stay involved throughout the year.


15feb8:25 pm8:25 pmEarth Hour

15feb8:29 pm8:29 pmYVSC Monthly Community Meeting

20feb6:30 pm8:29 pmWhat does sustainability mean?Aspen Skiing Company’s Journey


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Search hundreds of items and find out where to recycle them in Routt County. Available in your phone’s app store or at 231-845-2559.

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Search hundreds of items and find out where to recycle them in Routt County. Available in your phone’s app store or at yampavalleyrecycles.org.


“It takes a community to make things better”

Lifetime Achievement Award

We love our sponsors

Sponsoring energy efficiency retrofits for income-qualified families.

Energy Outreach Colorado, STRATEGIC PARTNER
Advancing the local green building movement, as a top-tier sponsor.
Mountain Valley Bank, GOLD SPONSOR

Plant your own seeds

With your tax-deductible donation to YVSC, we can keep leading the way on local climate action in homes, businesses, schools and local governments.