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

Civic Engagement: Environmental Policy Tracker

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Apr 14, 2022 2:35:37 PM
Walking Mountains Sustainability

Want to stay up to date on environmental issues at a local, state, and federal level? We’re keeping track here. 

Take a look at our other resources here to learn how to get involved and take action. 


Eagle County

  • Town of Eagle is undergoing a ReCode project to update Land Use and Development Code.
    • They announce opportunities for public comment here.
  • Eagle County RTA 
    • Learn more here

State of Colorado

(Click here to search State of Colorado Legislation)

  • Microgrids For Community Resilience Grant Program (HB22-1013)
    • Read the Bill here
    • Synopsis: “Concerning the creation of a grant program to build community resilience regarding electric grid disruptions through the development of microgrids”
    • Currently under consideration in House Energy & Environment Committee and House Appropriations Committee
  • Producer Responsibility Program For Recycling HB22-1355
    • Read the Bill here
    • Synopsis:
    • Currently under consideration in House Energy & Environment Committee and House Appropriations Committee

Federal

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  • GREEN Act of 2021 (H.R. 848)
    • Read the Bill here
    • Synopsis: “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency, and for other purposes.”
    • Introduced on Feb 4, 2021, no further actions since. Unlikely to move on to committee review
  • Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376)
    • Read the Bill here
    • Synopsis as it relates to Environment and climate: “Through  grants, tax  credits, rebates, private-sector  incentives,  loans and loan  guarantees,  and  Federal  purchasing, the  Build Back Better  Act  will  reduce  our  carbon footprint, prepare  communities  for  extreme weather  events,  incentivize  domestic  manufacturing to  create high-paying  jobs, promote  energy  efficiency  and clean power  sources, and propel  the United  States  to  be  a  world  leader  in  critical  energy  supply  chains.   It  will cut  annual  greenhouse gas  pollution by  well  over  a  gigaton  by  2030, setting  the  United States  on  a  path to meet  its climate  goals.”
    • Passed by the House, now under consideration by the Senate

Walking Mountains Blog

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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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