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 Sustainability Blog

Reducing Our Transportation Pollution

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on May 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM
In Eagle County, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation represent 36% of our overall community emissions, equal to about 460,000 metric tons of carbon each and every year. There are two..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative

Eagle County Drawdown Results

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Apr 14, 2020 11:56:30 AM
In March, I wrote a column describing an effort underway with the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community, called the Eagle County Drawdown Project. This project, is an attempt..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Climate Action Plan

Eagle County Drawdown Project

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Mar 5, 2020 11:36:00 AM
At the Getting to Zero: From Radical to Rational event in January (watch the recording below), the speaker Professor Rob Davies laid out a distressing scene. We are exploiting our planets..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Climate Action Plan

Sustainability Tips: Climate Change - Who's to Blame

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Feb 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM
The main message of the environmental movement of the last 20 years in the United States has focused on reducing individual impact. “Consume less”, “drive less”, “downsize” are all things we as..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Climate Action Plan

Recycling MYTH BUSTERS!

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Jan 31, 2020 10:23:54 AM
There is a lot of news about recycling in the US. We're here to bust some of the myths you've probably heard about!
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Zero Waste

The Trickiest Materials to Recycle

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Jan 31, 2020 10:18:47 AM
Recycling can be tricky. The rules can and do change depending on markets, where you are, and how you recycle (dual stream or single stream). It’s important to recycle right, as too much..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Zero Waste

The Recycling Industry is not Dead

Posted by Miki Salamon on Jul 19, 2019 12:05:25 PM
Recycling is far from dead and in Colorado it's alive and thriving! Each year, millions of Americans take their plastic, glass, and cardboard items and toss them into their local recycling bin in..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Waste Update

Recycling: A commodities market

Posted by Ingrid Lindquist on Jul 19, 2019 11:48:10 AM
What we can recycle, relies wholly on the manufacturers who are willing to buy and reuse them After the expansion of US recycling programs in the 1970’s, recycling was something many people either..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Waste Update

Walking Mountains Increases Reach of Zero Waste Events

Posted by Kimberly Schlaepfer on Jul 19, 2019 11:01:59 AM
Expanding Zero Waste one Tent at a Time Walking Mountains Sustainability was the recipient of a Recycling, Resource and Economic Opportunity Grant from the State of Colorado. This grant allowed us..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Zero Waste

Pay as you Throw Gets a Boost in Vail

Posted by Beth Markham on Jul 19, 2019 9:59:05 AM
Town of Vail Wins State Grant to Fund New (Small) Trash Bins Through a Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) mini-grant from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment the Town..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative

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