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

Kimberly Schlaepfer

Kimberly Schlaepfer
Kimberly Schlaepfer is the Climate Action Collaborative Project Manager for Eagle County. Kimberly works daily to ensure implementation of the goals written out in the Climate Action Plan.

Recent Posts

Reducing Our Transportation Pollution

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on May 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM
In Eagle County, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation represent 36% of our overall community emissions, equal to about 460,000 metric tons of carbon each and every year. There are two..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative

Eagle County Drawdown Results

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Apr 14, 2020 11:56:30 AM
In March, I wrote a column describing an effort underway with the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community, called the Eagle County Drawdown Project. This project, is an attempt..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Climate Action Plan

Eagle County Drawdown Project

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Mar 5, 2020 11:36:00 AM
At the Getting to Zero: From Radical to Rational event in January (watch the recording below), the speaker Professor Rob Davies laid out a distressing scene. We are exploiting our planets..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Climate Action Plan

Sustainability Tips: Climate Change - Who's to Blame

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Feb 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM
The main message of the environmental movement of the last 20 years in the United States has focused on reducing individual impact. “Consume less”, “drive less”, “downsize” are all things we as..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Climate Action Plan

Sustainability Tips: Catching the Bus to the Hill

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Dec 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Ski season is finally back! As are the traffic jams and parking nightmares that can often be associated with big powder days. This year, rather than hopping in your car to ride for the day, try..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Walking Mountains Increases Reach of Zero Waste Events

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Jul 19, 2019 11:01:59 AM
Expanding Zero Waste one Tent at a Time Walking Mountains Sustainability was the recipient of a Recycling, Resource and Economic Opportunity Grant from the State of Colorado. This grant allowed us..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Zero Waste

Sustainability Tips: Bring More Activity to Your Daily Commute

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on May 20, 2019 1:38:11 PM
Public Transit Makes You Fit  Did you know people who use public transit are said to get more than 3x the amount of physical activity per day than those who don’t just by walking to and from their..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Sustainability Tips: Commuting By Bike Will Help You Lose Weight

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on May 13, 2019 9:47:49 AM
Get Out of The Car and Onto Your Bike!  Did you know that the average person loses 13 lbs. in the first year of commuting by bike? Bike to work season is just around the corner! Many of us commute..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Sustainability Tips: Colorado Rain Barrels

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Apr 29, 2019 5:09:44 PM
Start Your Rainwater Collection!  Did you know that before 2016, it was illegal to capture and use rainwater in the State of Colorado? After House Bill 16-1005 was introduced and passed, it became..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Beyond Food Rescue

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Dec 14, 2018 3:07:58 PM
Eagle River Valley Food Bank Takes on Community Food Insecurity, and Food Waste Food waste is one of the biggest problems plaguing our developed world. In fact, if the food waste in the US was its..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative