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

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

What About the Little Things?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM
Often in recycling, we talk about the big things – cardboard boxes and aluminum cans: good to go, Styrofoam: leave it out. But after all is said and done, you might be left wondering about the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Compost Options for Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM
When you hear the word recycling, what materials come to mind? Most often we think about things like cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and office paper. All great materials for recycling..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Sustainability Tips: Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Dec 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM
The holidays come with some sustainability challenges. Stanford University reports that, Americans throw away about 25% more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Consider all the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Recycling, Leave No Trace, Zero Waste

Composting to Make a Closed Loop System

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 27, 2020 3:00:00 PM
Our economy traditionally depends on the extraction of resources from the earth for goods and services, which in turn end up as waste in our landfills. Most people don’t see their local..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Give your garden some extra love by adding compost

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on May 19, 2020 9:41:00 AM
As the weather starts to get warmer and our frosts get fewer and fewer, many of you are likely thinking about starting your gardens for the summer. And as you might have some extra time at home..
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Topics: Forever Green, Sustainability Tips, Composting

Waste Diversion for Hotels

Posted by Kate Manzer on Apr 21, 2020 9:14:00 AM
Did you know that for every $1 spent on reducing food waste, hotels can save between $5 and $10, according to the World Resources Institute? The same WRI study also found that on average, hotels..
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Topics: Actively Green, Sustainability Tips, Composting, Sustainable Food, Zero Waste

A Guide for Backyard Composting In The Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 30, 2018 11:21:07 AM
Getting Started with Backyard Composting Find an area in your yard that is approximately one cubic yard (3’x3’x3’). If the pile is too small it will not hold enough heat for microbial activity and..
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Topics: Composting

A Guide to Worm Bin Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 30, 2018 9:50:02 AM
Build Your Own Worm Composting Bin! Worm composting is great for folks who don’t have the space or volume of waste to support larger composting systems. Worm bins can be used in apartments,..
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Topics: Composting