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Anne Mudgett, Coordinator 
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council 


Friday, October 1, 2010
5:30  to 9:00 PM

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$35 in advance
$40 at the door


Steamboat Springs Community Center 
1605 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Taste of Sustainability
October 1, 2010 

Don't miss YVSC's annual fundraising event featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Fireside Catering, Bistro C.V., Creekside Café, Harwigs, Hazie’s, Freshies and Sweetwater Grill.  Colorado beer and wine are also included with your ticket! Live music and awards recognizing local environmental leaders and volunteers will also highlight the evening.

Support YVSC's local sustainability programs, such as the Zero Waste Initiative, Youth Education, Green Building and more, by bidding at the silent auction! Must-have items include a Christie II chair, Colorado get-aways, lift tickets, guided fly-fishing, cooking lessons, "stay-cation" at a local resort, original artwork, energy efficiency items for the home, sustainable products, dining, outdoor activity packages, and many others. See an updated list of auction items below. Many more items still to come.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:


Trevor Potter & Jesse Christensen   |   Routt County Council on Aging   |   Steamboat Pilot & Today

KFMU/KIDN   |   Element Print & Design   |   New Belgium Brewing Company   |   Mahogany Ridge  

Ski Haus   |   Fireside Catering   |   Creekside Café   |   Harwigs   |   Hazie’s   |   Freshies  |  Bistro C.V.

Sweetwater Grill  |  Cellar Liquors  |  Steamboat Chamber  |  Republic National Distributing

YVSC's Green Building & ASES Solar Tour is Saturday, October 2. Learn more and register for the Tour.

YVSC's annual green building tour will take place in conjunction with the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour, which is the largest grassroots solar event in history. Steamboat will be one of 3,200 communities participating in the tour!

The self-guided tour will offer participants the opportunity to see 8 local homes and buildings featuring a variety of sustainable building practices. Come learn about how your neighbors are using solar energy, energy efficiency and other technologies to reduce their monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. Many of the featured homes are in Steamboat Springs, so attendees are encouraged to ride bikes or walk.

The Tour will finish with a reception at the Steamboat Smokehouse from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Beer and appetizers are included with the $10 Tour ticket.

Silent Auction Items:

4 Paws Spa, $35 gift certificate
Ace at the Curve, 2 $50 gift certificates
Align, 1 hour private pilates session
Aspen Skiing Company, 2 1-day lift tickets
Associates 3 Interior Design, Sustainable Residential Interiors book
Backdoor Sports, 4 tube rides
BAP, Big Agnes, Salt Creek recycled tent and footprint
Bella Sol Spa, $95 body tuneup
Blacktail Woodworks, bamboo cutting board
Boulder Outlook Hotel, lodging 
Bucking Rainbow, guided fishing trip for two
Cafe Diva, $50 gift certificate
Cartridge World, $25 gift certificate
Christina  Gumbiner, trail ride
Colorado Mountain College, $150 gift certificate for tuition
Columbine Insulation, $250 gift certificate
Community Ag Alliance, Cow Town Ranch Tour for two people, includes stops at two ranches, guided tour, hand-out information, transportation and Routt Beer Floats.
Liz Wahl, Asian Fusion cooking lessons
Crested Butte Nordic Center, 2 trail passes
Deep Roots, 1 year membership
Deep Steep Tea CO, 4 50-gram bags of tea
Déjà vu Consignment, Gift Certificate
Devil's Thumb Ranch Nordic Center, Learn to ski package for two
Drunken Onion, $50 gift certificate
Earth Daisies, Mexican Agate necklace
Elk River Custom Meats, gift certificate for processing
Eriksen Cycles, Eriksen Jersey, 
Gecko Xeriscaping, $75 gift certificate
Glenna Clark, Artwork
GO Alpine, 1 round-trip ride to DIA
Gondola Joe's, Tie die reusable coffee cup and coffee.
Hazie's, gift certificate
Heartfire Massage, gift certificate for couples massage
High Country News, one-year subscription coupon and an organic canvas tote bag
Home ReSource,  gift certificate
I-Design/South Routt Nursery, 4 hours landscape/irrigation/erosion consulting
Irene Nelson Interiors, Natura pillow
Joanne Baker Paul, up to 2 hours of green cleaning consultation for people wishing to use less chemicals in their housecleaning
Nancy Kramer, Kramer's Famous cheesecake
Little Moon Essentials, Little Moon Essentials products
Mona's Art to Go, unframed Steamboat barn print
Mountain Energy Inc, Energy Audit
Mountain Hair Studio, Haircut
Mountain High Catering/City Café/The Lift, gift certificate
Music Together Steamboat, children's music class
New Niche Warehouse, recycled sari skirt, wrap skirt and scarf
One Steamboat Place, 1-hour massage
Orange Peel, women's clothing
Ore House, gift certificate
Paws n Claws, gift certificate
Point 6, men's and women's socks
priorLIFE, recycled banner bags
Ragnar's, gift certificate
Rhythmic Touch Sports Massage, gift certificate for massage
Rogers, Emilie, 2 bags of ground coffee and 2 coffee mugs
Routt County Riders, bike jersey
Sacred Spiral, 1 hour naturopathy consultation
Sheraton Steamboat Resort, I night of lodging, standard hotel room
Sidney Peak Ranch, 2 nights lodging for 6 people
Simply Steamboat, 3 nights in 3-bedroom condo at Bear Lodge
Singletrack Bookkeeping & Business Services, 5 Page Website-Development *hosting and domain registration not included
Skye Productions, gift certificate  for 10 heirloom tomatoes for November
Skye Productions, recycled-glass necklace and earrings
SSRC, 4 lift tickets
SSRC , Christie II Chair
SSRC , recycled banner bag
Steamboat Ski Touring Center, Learn to ski package for two
Steamboat Snowmobile Tours, Snowmobile Tour  for 2 people
Steamboat Stitchery, 2 tea towels
Strawberry Park Hot Springs, cabin for one night
Strings tickets , two tickets to Step Afrika on March 18, 2011
Susan Mead, herbal consulation
Sweetwood Cattle Co, 2 $100 Sweetbucks
The Grand, 3-night stay in a 2-bedroom, 3-bath for Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30, 2011)
Tim Trumble, Dipl. OM, acupuncture
Tracy Deliquadri , holiday photo package
Treepot Plant Containers, beetle kill plant container
Twin-Grow-David Epstein, gift certificate for compost
WEN Hair Products, all nautral hair products (pack of 4)
Wood Wise Productions, Beetle Kill Mirror
Yampa Valley Feeds, $40 gift certificate
Yampatika, 12x8 community garden bed @ Legacy Ranch
YMCA of the Rockies, two-night stay in a three-bedroom cabin, redeemable at Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park
Yampa Valley Gold, local honey
Yoga Center of Steamboat, 2 yoga or pilates classes