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 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

Sustainability Tips: Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

Posted by Nina Waysdorf on Dec 22, 2021 12:00:00 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

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

What’s up with those green trash tents?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jun 8, 2021 9:00:00 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

Types of Sustainable Destinations

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Jun 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM
As popular tourist destinations around the country scramble to certify their holiday hubs as one of few uniquely qualified to be considered most responsible, impactful, intentional and overall,..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Sustainable Wardrobes

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Textiles like clothes, shoes, linens and accessories are a huge and ever growing waste stream. According to a study done by RRS, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that textiles..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Zero Waste

Spring Cleaning

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM
dropThe weather is (mostly) warm, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite springtime activity: cleaning! Spring cleaning can be freeing and cathartic, but without a plan can end in a panic...
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Celebrate Spring by Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on May 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM
While we may be sad to say goodbye to the ski season, it’s hard not to look around and feel joy at the signs of spring. The warming sun, the green peeking through the brown, and if you look..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

What About the Little Things?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM
Often in recycling, we talk about the big things – cardboard boxes and aluminum cans: good to go, Styrofoam: leave it out. But after all is said and done, you might be left wondering about the..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste

Compost Options for Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Mar 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM
When you hear the word recycling, what materials come to mind? Most often we think about things like cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and office paper. All great materials for recycling..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips, Composting, Zero Waste