Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Sustainability

Understanding Sustainable Apparel Certifications

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Fast fashion is a business model in which clothes are mass-produced quickly and inexpensively in order to keep up with the latest fashion trends. The fast fashion industry has been described as a..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Local Resource for Healthy Home Information

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jun 21, 2021 6:15:00 AM
Shelter is one of the three requirements for survival. Our homes are meant to be our sanctuary and provide us with comfort and protection from the environmental elements. However, there are many..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

What’s up with those green trash tents?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jun 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM
If you are out and about at the Vail Farmers Market and other events in Eagle County, you might have seen the big green tents and perhaps some eager Walking Mountains Science Center staff or..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Types of Sustainable Destinations

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jun 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM
As popular tourist destinations around the country scramble to certify their holiday hubs as one of few uniquely qualified to be considered most responsible, impactful, intentional and overall,..
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Sustainable Wardrobes

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Textiles like clothes, shoes, linens and accessories are a huge and ever growing waste stream. According to a study done by RRS, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that textiles..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Spring Cleaning

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM
dropThe weather is (mostly) warm, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite springtime activity: cleaning! Spring cleaning can be freeing and cathartic, but without a plan can end in a panic...
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Celebrate Spring by Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM
While we may be sad to say goodbye to the ski season, it’s hard not to look around and feel joy at the signs of spring. The warming sun, the green peeking through the brown, and if you look..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Lessons from Eagle County Icons & Sustainability Champions Andy Jessen, Adam Palmer and Seth Bossung

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 19, 2021 3:00:00 PM
If you’ve ever stood staring in front of a vibrantly colored, wildflower covered, seemingly undiscovered mountain landscape long enough to catch a bug in your mouth, you know.   If you’ve ever..
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Topics: Actively Green, Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

What About the Little Things?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM
Often in recycling, we talk about the big things – cardboard boxes and aluminum cans: good to go, Styrofoam: leave it out. But after all is said and done, you might be left wondering about the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Compost Options for Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM
When you hear the word recycling, what materials come to mind? Most often we think about things like cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and office paper. All great materials for recycling..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste