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


Helping to Make Events Sustainable in the Eagle Valley

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Aug 1, 2018 2:33:23 PM
Kimberly Schlaepfer

Walking Mountains Sustainability Zero Waste Events

Walking Mountains' Zero Waste program is committed to reducing waste and resource consumption. At Zero Waste events we do this by working with event producers, brands, corporate partners, local municipalities and waste haulers to ensure sustainable products, i.e. products that can be composted or recycled, are being purchased for the event and distributed at the event. During an event, our team sets up Zero Waste stations to help separate recyclable and compostable materials. Our goal is to divert as much waste headed to the landfill as possible and create a culture shift in the way our community thinks about waste by educating and directing locals and visitors on proper waste disposal! At the end of the day, together, the more waste we divert from the landfill the more greenhouse gasses we keep from entering the atmosphere in Eagle County. 


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Walking Mountains Sustainability's Zero Waste team has been hard at work this summer diverting waste at all your favorite summer events! Check out some highlights below and thank you to all our partners and event spectators helping us to meet our Climate Action Collaborative goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050. 

2018 Diversion Rates

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74% diversion from landfill 70% diversion from landfill 89.5% diversion from landfill
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92% diversion from landfill 88.6% diversion from landfill  
BeaverCreekCraftBeerFestival Diversion TripleBipass Diversion  


Walking Mountains also assists the Vail Farmer's Market, Beaver Creek Rodeo, ShowDown Town in Eagle, Bonfire Block Party, Burton U.S. Open, Rocky Mountain Burger Battle, Purina Pro Dog Challenge, Eagle Flight Days, The Salute in Avon, Avon Live Concert Series, Beaver Creek 4th of July, Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, Gourmet On Gore, Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, Eagle Septemberfest, Man Of The Cliff and Beaver Creek Winter Culinary events  in their Zero Waste efforts! We work with events large & small, annually. 

Volunteers are essential to our community's sustainability success! If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for a Zero Waste Event, please contact green@walkingmountains.org.

Want to go Zero Waste at your next event?

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Topics: Actively Green, Recycling

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