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

Walking Mountains Sustainability

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

Recent Posts

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

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

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