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

October is Energy Awareness Month!

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 7, 2021 9:30:39 AM
October is the first full month of autumn. It is a month where gold paints our hillsides and seasons collide when the first snow sticks. Some of us dream of sweaters and lattes, Halloween costumes..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

Sustainability Tips: Why are there more and more fires each year? And what does this mean?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM
If you live in the valley or have traveled recently in the area, you have probably noticed the abundance of smoke and haziness from nearby fires. You may ask yourself, “Why do we have such..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Make Your Home Energy Efficient this Energy Efficiency Day

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 21, 2021 9:15:00 AM
Outfitting homes and businesses with Energy Star-certified appliances and lightbulbs can help reduce energy usage, save money, and has never been easier! Did you know that the Energy Smart..
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Topics: Actively Green

Actively Green Program Offers Scholarship to Minority-Owned Businesses

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 13, 2021 8:45:00 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center’s Actively Green sustainable business certification is offering scholarships to cover the costs of the program for two local, minority-owned businesses.
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Topics: Actively Green

Remote Work: A Business Strategy for Risk Management

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 9, 2021 3:15:33 PM
Zoom is not new. I had my first encounter with it a few years ago, pre-pandemic. I attended college in Boston, and weather-related shutdowns were not uncommon. For most students, a snow day is a..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Science Center, Climate Action Collaborative

Why are there more and more fires each year? And what does this mean?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM
If you live in the valley or have traveled recently in the area, you have probably noticed the abundance of smoke and haziness from nearby fires. You may ask yourself, “Why do we have such..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

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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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste