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

How to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Eagle County

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Jan 7, 2021 8:15:14 AM
Well, the holidays are now over and we’ve officially made it to 2021. While some of us like to stretch out the festive season by keeping our decorations up as long as possible, eventually, it..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Leave No Trace, Zero Waste

Heating Your Home This Winter

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Dec 16, 2020 11:13:49 AM
The days are short, frost is in the air, and the cold is making its way into your home. Or, maybe the heat within your home is escaping faster than it can be replaced. It’s not uncommon to feel..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

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, Zero Waste

Energy Efficiency in Your Business

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Energy efficient improvements to your business can reap many benefits, such as lowered costs, increased customer interest and elevated employee well-being, just to name a few. These goals can be..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

11 Eagle County Businesses Recognized as Colorado Environmental Leaders

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recognized 11 Eagle County businesses for outstanding environmental achievements that help protect our state.  Representing..
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Topics: Actively Green, Sustainability Tips

Confusing Date Labels Result in Unnecessary Food Waste

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM
You may have heard the staggering statistic that forty percent of all food produced in the United States ends up going to waste, thanks to documentaries including Just Eat It and WASTED! The..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

What's Up with Those Green Trash Tents?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 29, 2020 10:36:57 AM
If you are out and about at the Vail Farmers Market and other events in Eagle County, you might have seen the big green tents and perhaps some eager Walking Mountains Science Center staff or..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Heat Tape & De-Icing Cables: The right way to go?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM
As our summer season fades into fall, we are fortunate to see the changing colors of the leaves and cooling temperatures. During this time, we begin to prepare our homes for the coming winter...
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Gain Fame & Fun with Smart Commuting

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 8, 2020 11:47:00 AM
Interested in being part of the electric vehicle (EV) charge station network that is popping up like wildflowers across Colorado? Curious about offering your employees commuting options that will..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips