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

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

Recycling Drop-sites in Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM
Recycling is a great way to divert a lot of the waste from daily life that would normally end up in a landfill. There are recycling services in the valley that pick up paper, cardboard, and other..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 30, 2020 9:07:00 AM
Since it began gaining popularity in the 70s, the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has become a common saying used in households across the country.  This term was developed in response to fears..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

Why Are There Recycling Updates?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 27, 2020 3:57:29 PM
Recycling is one of the most visible and accessible ways we can reduce our impact on the planet. Nearly everyone knows about recycling and we are all familiar with the famous “chasing arrows”..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

New Changes to Recycling in Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 26, 2020 2:30:00 PM
Did you know that recycling rules can and do change? What is recyclable at your home in Vail may be a little different than at the free recycling drop site in Eagle, or in Denver, Dallas, or..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

Is Recycling Different in Eagle County and Why?

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Aug 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM
If you’re in Eagle County visiting, have recently taken a trip, or even just reminiscing on the good old days when we were able to travel more freely, you may have been confused to find that..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Reminder: Keep Your Waste Safe During COVID-19

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Aug 11, 2020 10:04:00 AM
COVID-19 has led to many shifts in our day to day lives, including how we handle our trash. While many of us are working away from the office and schools and generally staying home, there has..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

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

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