Actively Green Trainings

Overview

Year-Round
Classes are Free!

The training curriculum was developed in collaboration with the global nonprofit Sustainable Travel International and Walking Mountains Science Center. Sessions focus on fundamentals of business sustainability practices and certification criteria. Participants learn to use a Sustainability Management System to do an assessment of their current management practices and create an action plan.

Participants will:
• Develop a deeper understanding of sustainability best practices
• Learn new tools to implement sustainability in daily operations
• Complete a sustainable business self-assessment and action plan
• Prepare for the Actively Green Sustainable Business Certification
• Tap into a growing network of other sustainability professionals and community leaders

Introduction to Actively Green: Sign up two of your employees free of charge for the introductory training. Register for your intro session below.

Looking to take an active role in your community? Want to save costs and support the environment? Concerned about the climate? Consider signing up for an Actively Green Introductory Training. This training session will give you and your business the knowledge and tools to incorporate sustainability into your workplace. Our 2-hour, introductory trainings will inform you and your colleagues of how incorporating sustainability can help with employee satisfaction and retention, efficient resource use and environmental protection, and your bottom line.

Workshops and Events: Click on the title of the event to register.

Free for all staff of certified businesses and Vail Valley Partnership members; Please note your certified status and/or VVP membership will be verified. For non-certified business, please contact the Actively Green team at activelygreen@walkingmountains.org before registering.

Waste of What? | Wednesday, March 27th | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
One of the key strategies toward becoming a sustainable business is to reduce your waste. But much more goes into the waste industry and recycling than most of us realize. Join this free workshop to learn the science behind recycling and strategies you can take to limit your trash while invigorating your staff. 

Small Business Water Stewardship Strategies | Wednesday June 19th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Water has become a scarce resource in Colorado, yet it remains somewhat intangible. This workshop takes a hands on approach to water footprinting and how your business can join in on local water restoration efforts.
Easy Energy Solutions | Wednesday, October 16th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Energy efficiency can boost the sustainability of your business, save you costs, and help you make the case for other resources you need. This workshop will reveal local opportunities and rebates and show you the special energy benefits exclusive to Actively Green businesses.

Advanced Certification: Take the next step beyond your Actively Green certification to become a silver or gold level certified business. Been wanting to make some changes at your work and want to incorporate even more sustainability? Our advanced level training session will give you knowledge on what is required for certification at the silver and gold levels. Please note you need to be a currently certified business to enroll in this training and progress to the higher levels of certification. This 2-hour training will reveal additional best practices to set you apart as an Actively Green leader.