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 Tip: How Green is Your Christmas Holiday?

Posted by Ford Sanger on Dec 17, 2018 1:44:17 PM
Ford Sanger

How To Have A Sustainable Christmas HolidayHow Green are your Holidays? 

According to an article published by the University of Stanford, If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. Everyone loves the cheer, excitement, and good tidings of Christmas, but Americans have a larger environmental impact during the holiday season than during the rest of the year. Check out the three tips below and do some research on your own to have the greenest Christmas possible (Source: Standford.edu)


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Three tips for what you can do:

1.) Shopping: When shopping for Christmas gifts, shop local stores and look for locally made products. Also consider buying used from antique or second-hand stores, creating DIY presents, making a donation in another’s name, or regift. Aim for quality over quantity and remember that it doesn't have to be new or store-bought to be awesome. 

2.) Wrapping: Many kinds of wrapping paper are not recyclable so get creative and use an alternative to traditional wrapping paper. Cereal boxes, newspaper, jars, old rags or clothes, reusable shopping bags, and old calendar or day planner pages all make fun and easy alternatives. 

3.) Trees: Get a real one! It is not Christmas without a Christmas tree but not all trees are created equal. Plastic trees are usually not recyclable and have a greater environmental footprint than real trees. If you want to take it to the next level, get a tree from a local farmer or choose an indoor conifer species that you can use year after year.

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