Earth Day at Colorado Yurt Co

Colorado Yurt is a company that prides itself on being environmentally responsible. We have the solar panels on our roof, we recycle everything we can, use bio diesel in our trucks and try to be conscious of our impact on the environment in our day to day operations and decisions. So, when the City of Montrose started an adopt-a-street program, we thought it was a perfect fit for us.C  Documents and Settings Ivy My Documents My Pictures 2011 04 22 001 100 0463 resized 600

Our adopted street is Rio Grande Avenue, which runs just east of our shop. It’s a busy road, traveled mostly by locals who use it to get across town a lot faster than on the main drag. It’s not very picturesque, certainly not a lovely tree-lined boulevard. It’s basically a road that runs parallel to the railroad tracks just west of downtown. The shoulders of the road are bare and unattractive with dirt and a few weeds. A large prairie dog colony on the west side is perhaps the most notable feature of our stretch of Rio Grande.

We celebrated a cloudy, cool Earth Day with a barbecue at lunch time, and then we worked on Rio Grande Avenue picking up the trash from Main to 9th street.

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Emma and Dan, the owners, cleaning up our street.

We think we made the street more attractive, and we’re proud of the sign that says the street was adopted by The Colorado Yurt Company.

Some of us also got in to the spirit of springtime and Earth Day by spiffing up our campus around the shop. C  Documents and Settings Ivy My Documents My Pictures 2011 04 22 001 100 0458 resized 600 C  Documents and Settings Ivy My Documents My Pictures 2011 04 22 001 100 0453 resized 600

Margaret, Ricardo and Anna cleaning up around the shop.

Our jobs included: getting the vegetable garden ready to plant, weeding and mulching flower beds, clearing an area for a platform tent to go on display, picking up trash and washing the yurts. We are also going to replace our tipi’s canvas this spring- so the entire place looks great and ready for spring and summer. After the work was done, we relaxed with a cold beverage from our friends at Ska Brewing in Durango.

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Clint, Steve, Jon and Duane enjoying a beverage.

If you are in the area, please stop by and see us. We worked hard to make our campus look nice, and we want to show off a bit. We’ll be happy to spend some time with you- showing you the yurts, tipi and tent. As you drive in, we hope you’ll notice the adopt-a-street sign out on Rio Grande with our name on it. As you cross the tracks and head over to the shop, be sure to wave at the prairie dogs.

 

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