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

Sustainable Valentine's Day

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Feb 14, 2024 8:23:44 AM
It's Valentine's Day and while this column might not usually give relationship advice, this month we have tips on how to show your love for the most special someone of all: the planet!
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Stories from our Zero-Waste Heros

Posted by Emily Dennis on Jan 11, 2024 10:43:40 AM
If you’ve attended an event in Eagle County, you probably caught a glimpse of the Walking Mountains’ zero waste team in action. Made up of hardworking contract staff and volunteer members from our..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Give Sustainably this Season

Posted by Daniel Castree on Dec 13, 2023 9:12:44 AM
We've all probably received or given a gift that started collecting dust in storage shortly after the exchange. If not given much thought, gifts can be unnecessary items that are barely used,..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Right!

Posted by Emily Dennis on Nov 17, 2023 10:18:06 AM
With holidays aplenty this time of year, America Recycles Day is one that deserves to be celebrated! This nationally-recognized holiday was held on November 15th to promote, educate, and encourage..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

Fall into Sustainability

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Oct 9, 2023 11:16:15 AM
The aspens are yellow, the first dustings of snow are on the mountains, and only the truly brave are still wearing Chacos… all glorious signs that fall has arrived in the mountains! While we..
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Topics: The Sustainable Film Series, Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Zero Waste

Calming Eco-Anxiety

Posted by Emmett Bailey on Sep 15, 2023 9:49:05 AM
Environmental conversations are often at the forefront of politics, social media, news, and debate in our community. Many of those conversations can be defined by a palpable sense of doom. This is..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Science Center, Energy Smart, Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Green Your Fitness Routine

Posted by Emily Dennis on Aug 14, 2023 9:51:39 AM
Exercise is a daily habit for many of us whether we run, walk, lift weights, bike, hike, or participate in other fitness activities. Staying active is a great way to help our health, but can have..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Staying Cool and Sustainable this Summer

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Jul 14, 2023 10:37:21 AM
The wait is over, after what felt like years of rainy day after rainy day, summer is finally here in full force. The blue skies and warm sun are beautiful for rafting, swimming, biking, and hiking..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

Tips from the Zoomers

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Jun 12, 2023 12:10:48 PM
While we may scoff at TikTok and struggle to understand their emoji usage, our youngest generation is undoubtedly leading the way on sustainability worldwide. Our community is no exception. I have..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

May is Compost Awareness Month

Posted by Emily Dennis on May 15, 2023 9:37:11 AM
Did you know that the first full week of May is International Compost Awareness week? This one week is the largest educational initiative of the compost industry each year! Their goal, according to..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Sustainable Food, Zero Waste