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


Think Local First: How Shopping Relates to Sustainability

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 25, 2018 5:14:31 PM
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Why does is it matter where I shop?

  • Fact: Did you know that only about 33.6% of the revenue from national chains is reinvested into the community, while approximately 64.8% of the revenue from local businesses gets reinvested into the local community? For the month of October, Walking Mountains is highlighting the benefits of thinking local for our environment, our economy, and our community.

    source: http://www.loyaltolocal.com/why-local/

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    Three Tips For What You Can Do:

    • Look for Actively Green businesses. Actively Green is a sustainable business training and certification program that helps local businesses be environmental, economic, and social leaders in our community. There are more than 50 Actively Green sustainable businesses in Eagle County so let them know that you appreciate their commitment to our local environment and community. To see a list of all current Actively Green businesses visit https://www.walkingmountains.org/actively-green-certified-businesses/.

    • Do not forget our farmers. Market season is not over yet and buying local food is a great way to support the local economy, increase the taste and nutrition of your plate, and reduce the environmental impacts of transportation. 

Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

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