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 is Waste Diversion?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Oct 24, 2021 3:34:00 PM
What is “Waste Diversion” and what are the most common forms? When you’re done with your takeout meal or your coffee cup from your favorite coffee shop, in most cases, these single-use products..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Waste Update, Zero Waste

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

Eagle County Recycling Guide

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Aug 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM
Recycling Guide - Fall 2021 Update The Climate Action Collaborative is launching our 5th 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