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


Walking Mountains

Walking Mountains
Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.

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Energy Efficiency is Key to Reaching Our Climate Action Goals

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Energy efficiency reduces wasted energy consumption by incorporating new efficient technologies. Incorporating energy efficiency in our homes is an important part of reducing Eagle County’s..
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Topics: Energy Smart

The Spirit of Sustainability

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM
We all know that the holiday season is the time for giving. But the wastefulness and high levels of consumption that occur during this time may be contradicting this holiday cheer by taking away..
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Topics: Forever Green

Actively Green Spotlight: Encore Electric's Liz Bankert

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 21, 2018 1:19:16 PM
Actively Green Ambassador: A spotlight that celebrates a local person who works for an Actively Green 2018 participating sustainable business. The goal is to recognize local “green/sustainable”..
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Topics: Actively Green, Actively Green Ambassador

A Guide for Backyard Composting In The Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 30, 2018 11:21:07 AM
Getting Started with Backyard Composting Find an area in your yard that is approximately one cubic yard (3’x3’x3’). If the pile is too small it will not hold enough heat for microbial activity and..
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Topics: Composting

Vail Named to Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2017

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 3, 2017 1:25:49 AM
Vail has made international news for its collective sustainability efforts by being named to the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in 2017 by Green Destinations. The Top 100 list was officially..
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Topics: Press Release, Mountain IDEAL Destination, Forever Green

Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations Achieves GSTC Recognition

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 27, 2017 4:04:57 PM
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Mountain IDEAL Standard for destinations has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status.
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Topics: Press Release, Mountain IDEAL Destination, Forever Green

Walking Mountains Science Center Reaches Goals through Sustainable Actions

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 17, 2017 3:00:54 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center has once again completed their Actively Green certification in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. Just because Actively Green is a Walking Mountains..
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Topics: Actively Green, Forever Green

A New Year’s Sustainability Resolution for your Business: Actively Green

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 11, 2017 10:51:33 AM
Prepare for the New Year by joining the Eagle Valley sustainability movement. Walking Mountains Sustainability is hosting an Actively Green Sustainable Business Certification trainings throughout..
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Topics: Actively Green, Forever Green, Sustainability Tips

CARE Program Helps 36 Income-Qualified Households Save Energy In Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 29, 2016 4:07:20 PM
Over the last year, 36 homeowners and renters in the Eagle Valley have benefited from CARE - the Colorado Affordable Residential Energy program, facilitated by Walking Mountains Science Center...
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Topics: Energy Smart, Press Release, Forever Green

Let’s Talk Climate Action In Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 7, 2016 3:57:43 PM
On September 14th, 19th, and 22nd, the public is invited to attend open house sessions and provide input on an emerging climate action plan for the Eagle County community. For the past seven..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Climate Action Plan

Walking Mountains Blog

Our Four Blogs 

Curious Nature - Learn about our wonderful environment
Students to Stewards - Walking Mountains News, Hike of the Week and Events
Climate Action Collaborative - Follow the Collaborative's efforts to reduce carbon emissions in Eagle County 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050 
Sustainability - Stay up to date with sustainability practices and new initiatives

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