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…

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

Students to Stewards

Curious Nature

  • Your Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words
    Learn to capture the beauty of the historical Eagle Valley with a few simple tips and the power of your cell phone.  The Yosemite Valley, Arches National Park, Niagara Falls, maybe you have heard about these popular photography spots around the US, or maybe you have even taken a picture... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-02
  • Ursa Major: Same Constellation, Many Legends
    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and been completely awestruck by the stars? Perhaps you have a favorite constellation? Many people are familiar with the Big Dipper, however, despite popular belief, this grouping of stars isn't a constellation. The Big Dipper is an asterism, a distinct formation... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-26
  • A Tale of Two Ranges (Sort of)
    Sometimes, our curious nature isn’t so easily satisfied.  Not too long ago, I found myself looking down on Pitkin Lake to our valley below. Taking in the view was a nice break from the general state of anxiety that often accompanies long days of alpine scrambling, type-2 fun at its... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-19

Sustainability

  • Trends that Benefit the Environment
    Walking Mountains Sustainability recently launched a campaign titled “Trends with Benefits: Making Remote Work.” You may be reading this (if you’re familiar with Walking Mountains) wondering, why does Walking Mountains care about working remotely? Well, that answer is simple.  While working from home comes with numerous benefits for work-life balance,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23
  • 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

Climate Action

  • Understanding Sustainable Apparel Certifications
    Fast fashion is a business model in which clothes are mass-produced quickly and inexpensively in order to keep up with the latest fashion trends. The fast fashion industry has been described as a “race to the bottom”, meaning that companies face competitive pressure to pay their workers less and cut... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-25
  • Local Resource for Healthy Home Information
    Shelter is one of the three requirements for survival. Our homes are meant to be our sanctuary and provide us with comfort and protection from the environmental elements. However, there are many ways in which our homes can actually be detrimental to our health and safety. Walking Mountains Science Center... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-21
  • What’s up with those green trash tents?
    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 volunteers asking to help you with your trash. The Walking Mountain’s Sustainability “Zero-Waste” team works... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08