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

Stop Using Single-Use Plastics

Posted by Mackenzie Koffenberger on May 12, 2020 10:21:00 AM
The world looks different these days, but one thing still stays the same—single-use plastics are avoidable. No matter if you are working from home, an essential worker or waiting for work to..
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Topics: Forever Green, Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Zero Waste

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

Sustainability Tips: Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Dec 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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

Eagle County Recycling Guide

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM
Recycling Guide - Winter 2020 Update The Climate Action Collaborative is launching our 2nd Bi-Annual Recycling Guide for the Eagle County Community. We are spelling out in perfect clarity (with..
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Topics: Recycling, Waste Update

Plastics: A Solution and a Curse

Posted by Jake Watroba on Jul 19, 2019 12:14:11 PM
“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw something away it must go somewhere.” -Annie Leonard Plastics, or more scientifically understood as “polymers,” truly have an interesting..
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Topics: Recycling, Waste Update

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

The Environmental Implications of Recycling and Why it Matters

Posted by Taylor Stewart on Jul 19, 2019 11:56:20 AM
Recycling reduces resource constraints, saves emissions, and prevents pollution Many people already connect the impact recycling efforts have on reducing environmental impact and landfill waste,..
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Topics: Recycling, Waste Update

What do the Recycling Numbers Mean?

Posted by Elise Matera on Jul 19, 2019 11:48:49 AM
Chasing arrows does not always mean recycle-ability When tossing something out, many of us are in the habit of looking for the chasing arrows or “recycling symbol” at the bottom which contains a..
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Topics: 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

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