Walking Mountains Blog

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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…

 

Students to Stewards

  • Research in Action: Foley Graduate Fellowship
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    Published on: 2023-01-03
  • We Are Squash in the Three Sisters Garden
    Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a professor, scientist, and author who has inspired people with her words, which contain lessons on reconnecting with the land and developing a kinship with all earth’s living beings. In mid-October, Walking Mountains’ Youth Programs team was able to tune into the National Association for... Read more
    Published on: 2022-11-01
  • Back to School with Walking Mountains
    As the sound of summer campers exploring the Avon Tang Campus fades and the nights become cooler, the Youth Programs team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Our Afterschool Programs Team is actively recruiting students for our Girls and Science and STEM program. Girls in... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-06

Curious Nature

  • Fleece Clothing & Micro-plastic Pollution
    Whether you are visiting or living here in Eagle County, it does not take long to understand the need to be prepared in the outdoors for quick and sometimes extreme changes in the weather. A key strategy to staying warm and comfortable in the mountains is wearing layers. For many... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-30
  • What Happens to Plant Under the Snow?
    If you spend time outdoors in the wintertime, you are very likely to encounter the wonders of snow. As you look around, it’s easy to see all of the trees and other large plants that are present above the snow and question how they are surviving. However, shrubs and small... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-23
  • The Joy and Heartbreak of Colorado’s Current Snowpack
    As of the beginning of January the snowpack depth in the Upper Colorado Headwaters, which includes Eagle County, is 126% of average for this time of year . If you are a local snow slider, you are well aware of the spectacular snowfall we have received this season. While there... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-16

Sustainability

  • The Links Between Radon and Climate Change
    Happy New Year from the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC)! January is an exciting time to reflect on the past year (as we did in November and December’s CAC columns) and set goals for what’s to come in 2023. However, there’s another important happening in January that we feel compelled to... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-17
  • Set Some Climate Action New Years Resolution!
    As we look forward to the New Year ahead, many of us are making resolutions for self improvement and growth. This year, consider making some climate action resolutions to improve both your life and the planet! If we all focus on simple lifestyle changes and action items, we can make... Read more
    Published on: 2022-12-31
  • 22 Local Climate Wins in 2022
    As 2022 comes to an end, we want to reflect on the progress the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC) and our partners have made in 2022. Here are 22 local climate wins of 2022, in no particular order: 1. Climate Action Week 2022 Walking Mountains and the CAC hosted the first... Read more
    Published on: 2022-12-19

Climate Action

  • The Bag Ban: Everything You Need to Know!
    Many of us have likely noticed a small increase in the price of our most recent grocery bills, especially if you used the store’s paper or plastic bags to load your groceries. This is because the state of Colorado passed the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (PPRA), commonly known as the “bag... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-25
  • The Links Between Radon and Climate Change
    Happy New Year from the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC)! January is an exciting time to reflect on the past year (as we did in November and December’s CAC columns) and set goals for what’s to come in 2023. However, there’s another important happening in January that we feel compelled to... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-17
  • Surprise Radioactivity: How Residential Radon was Discovered
    Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that is the result of natural  uranium decay in rock and soil. Unfortunately, radon is also the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and accounts for over 20,000 deaths annually in the US. This is a major public health crisis, but luckily there... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-10