Environmental Commitment 2017-05-13T09:09:07+00:00

Environmental Commitment

You can view our environmental efforts in two respects: the products we make and the actions we take.

Our dwellings use far fewer natural resources than a traditional stick built structure. They also leave a very light footprint on the earth so you can take “leave no trace camping” one step further to “leave no trace living.” The Colorado Yurt Company is committed to environmentally-friendly practices during the manufacturing process as well:

  • installed a 9kW photovoltaic solar system on the roof of our production facility – the system supplies about half of our electrical needs for all manufacturing and office activities
  • use wind generated electricity through our local electric co-op provides the remainder of out power needs
  • utilize passive solar and natural lighting in our primary production area
  • offer composting toilets for all dwellings
  • implement a rigorous recycling and reusing program
  • are an approved member of Green America
  • are recognized by Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

We do these things because we are staunch believers in responsible environmental stewardship. And it’s the right thing to do.