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

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

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

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