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

Selecting Reef and Ocean Safe Sunscreen

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jul 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM
Over-exposure to the sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, and the CDC recommends using a sunscreen of at least SPF 15. However, many well-intending consumers are often unaware that..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

How to Support Local Wildlife From Your Garden

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jul 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Bees, butterflies, birds, and moths are some of the most critical players when it comes to environmental health. Each serves an important role in pollinating the plants we need to feed ourselves,..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Why did Eagle County restrict fires over the 4th of July weekend?

Posted by Kate Manzer on Jul 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Before you headed out to snatch that beautiful campsite you, your friends and family had all to yourselves, far from all the overly enthusiastic Americans, did you check whether you would be..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

What Are Solar Photovoltaic Systems and How You Can Benefit

Posted by Matt Parker on Jun 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Now that it is summer, we are all eager to go out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Not only does the summer sun provide us long, warm days, we can also use it to reduce our carbon footprint...
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

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

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Eagle Valley Businesses

Posted by Kate Manzer on May 6, 2020 10:44:35 AM
As long as these past six weeks have felt during the COVID-19 pandemic while the economic and social health of our greater valley community have suffered, the environmental well-being of our..
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Topics: Actively Green, Sustainability Tips

Support Actively Green Businesses During COVID-19

Posted by Kate Manzer on Apr 30, 2020 11:55:38 AM
COVID-19 has gone on long enough: long enough for Eagle County to have received approval from the state to have some restrictions lifted, long enough for a sustained decrease in confirmed cases,..
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Topics: Actively Green, Sustainability Tips

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

Technology for your Home or Business to Reduce the Building's Carbon Footprint

Posted by Nikki Maline on Apr 20, 2020 11:40:00 AM
Are you curious about these newer technologies that the Energy Programs team at Walking Mountains has been telling folks about? Below is a simple explanation on cold climate air source heat..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Center For Sustainability, Sustainability Tips

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