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


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

Embrace the Waste!

Posted by Will Barror on Aug 14, 2023 9:37:29 AM
August is a great month for holidays: National Watermelon Day on the 3rd, International Beer Day on the 4th, National Peach Pie Day on August 24th, and National Trail Mix Day on the 31st. What do all..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Waste Update, Zero Waste

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

The Bag Ban: Everything You Need to Know!

Posted by Emily Dennis on Jan 25, 2023 9:24:03 AM
Many of us have likely noticed a small increase in the price of our most recent grocery bills, especially if you used the store’s paper or plastic bags to load your groceries. This is because the..
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Topics: Zero Waste

How to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Eagle County

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Dec 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM
As pine, spruce, and fir trees hold the spotlight during the holiday season, they also play a less festive role in our waste streams. Each year, an estimated, an estimated 25 million to 30 million..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Leave No Trace, Zero Waste