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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

  • The Science Behind Climate Change & Pika
    Join us this Sunday, September 13 for our final Science Behind on the Trail hike of the summer! This free series of community hikes has explored the potential for wildlife underpasses on Vail Pass, creek restoration projects in East Vail, and now we’re heading up into the alpine with the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-11
  • Donor Perspective: Why I’m Matching My 2019 Support Dollar for Dollar
    When my portfolio plummeted in March, my initial reaction was to scale back. Then I had a conversation with Walking Mountains’ Patty White. Patty opened my eyes to the uphill battle that nonprofits face in 2020. After that conversation, I decided that I will be matching my 2019 support dollar... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-17
  • Hike Of The Week: Science Behind Your Watershed & River Restoration
    Living in a high desert climate, as all of Colorado falls into, water is the life blood of our communities. The snow that falls in our mountains each winter irrigates farms hundreds of miles downstream and fuels communities along the entire length of Colorado River. Closer to home, the headwater... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-11

Curious Nature

  • Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?
    Fall is both one of my most and least favorite times of year. I really enjoy early fall when the weather is warm and the hillsides are covered with a rainbow of yellow, red, green, and orange leaves while the aspen trees and other plants are preparing for winter. I... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-21
  • Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy
    For humans, Labor Day is a bittersweet indication that summer is coming to a close. We use that final long weekend to savor the sunshine with one last trip to the lake or the pool. Perhaps we’re buying last-minute school supplies or taking advantage of the retail sales to stock... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-07
  • Behold! Bountiful Edible Berries in Colorado
    As summer presses on, some of nature’s sweetest treats are ripe for the picking. Wild berries are a delicious and nutritious staple to both humans and animals alike. It is no coincidence that berry season coincides with the beginning of hyperphagia, or the gorging behavior of wildlife like black bears,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-31

Sustainability

  • 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
  • Like a Pandemic, Climate Change will Disrupt Education Systems
    It’s no surprise at this point that this academic school year will be uncertain. Our local school district and teachers will undoubtedly make the best of what is a very difficult situation. Parents, students, and employers will adapt. Together, with any luck, we will put this behind us and things... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-03
  • The Importance of Media Literacy in the Age of Research Saturation
    A simple Google search for any topic related to climate change will yield a variety of results. This side says one thing, while the other completely refutes it. It can be difficult, when self-educating about climate change, to know where to look and who to trust. New studies are produced... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-13

Climate Action

  • 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
  • Like a Pandemic, Climate Change will Disrupt Education Systems
    It’s no surprise at this point that this academic school year will be uncertain. Our local school district and teachers will undoubtedly make the best of what is a very difficult situation. Parents, students, and employers will adapt. Together, with any luck, we will put this behind us and things... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-03
  • Recycling Drop-sites in Eagle County
    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 recyclable materials for a fee directly from your home. But did you know... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-31