Walking Mountains Blog

Welcome to Walking Mountains Blog. Here we are offer exciting news, outdoor expertise, opinion articles, sustainability updates and tips, and Climate Action articles. Scroll to explore all that we have to offer and sign up for the newsletter you want to be delivered to your inbox!

Students to Stewards Blog: All things Walking Mountains including hikes of the week, the Science Behind Series, family activities and much more. Read more… 

Curious Nature Blog: A weekly article exploring the natural world that surrounds us in the Eagle River Valley. Read more… 

Sustainability Blog: Weekly sustainability tips, energy efficiency, recycling & waste reduction, composting, and much more. Read more…

Climate Action Blog: The official blog for the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community. Read more…

Students to Stewards

  • 2020 Annual Report
    Dear Friends,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Staff Spotlight: Carrie Anderson
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-06
  • Staff Spotlight: Scott Dunn
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-16

Curious Nature

  • Dogs in Winter
    Winter outdoor recreation provides us with a variety of opportunities to enjoy the snow and cold weather. And if you have a dog, they can participate in many of these options and enjoy winter too. From ski touring to wintry walks, you and your faithful canine companion can frolic in... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-30
  • America Recycles Day!
    This November 15, make sure to offer your friends and neighbors a happy America Recycles Day! This unique holiday is celebrated annually to raise awareness about all things recycling and waste diversion. Championed primarily by the non-profit Keep America Beautiful, the holiday was formally recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-16
  • Creatures of the Night
    The following is based on true events… you can decide where the lines of reality fade. I had been up that road a million times. The mountain felt like home; full of memories of friends enjoying long summer days and evenings by the fire. I had hiked through meadows blanketed... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-26

Sustainability

  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • Gain Fame & Fun with Smart Commuting
    Interested in being part of the electric vehicle (EV) charge station network that is popping up like wildflowers across Colorado? Curious about offering your employees commuting options that will get them to work on and save everyone money? Want to learn more about transitioning your business's fleet to electric? Eager... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-08

Climate Action

  • Composting to Make a Closed Loop System
    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 landfills, resulting in the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. However, the finite nature of landfills in... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-27
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22