Climate Action Week

Overview

April 17-26
Free!

Climate Action Week is an extended week of events to inspire climate action and highlight local climate action partners! Throughout the week, events will be held that encourage increased awareness and action on community-based climate solutions in Eagle County. Climate Action Week is organized by Walking Mountains Science Center and the Climate Action Collaborative. Each event highlights a different sector of the collaborative and emphasizes how partnership and community action is crucial to progress.

Join us as we engage the Eagle County community around climate action and help us meet our Climate Action Plan goals of 50% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by 2030 and 80% GHG emission reduction by 2050.

See the full schedule and registrations below:

Changemakers in Action: Climate Coaching with Charlotte Lin

Become an effective change leader with practical facilitation skills that suit your personality and style! Join Charlotte Lin, Climate Coach and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Avon for an interactive workshop and gain the tools to be an effective changemaker for the climate! Free appetizers and drinks will be provided.

REGISTER HERE for this free event! Spots are limited to 25 participants.

Sustainable Business Intro Training 

Become a leader in sustainable business with our Intro Training Workshop. Learn best practices, network, and receive exclusive opportunities to make this valley, and your business, a better place!

  • When: 10am-12:30pm, April 17th
  • Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon Tang Campus – or – Virtual
  • Cost: Free!

More information and registration HERE. 

Sustainability Trivia! 

Have some fun and learn about sustainability with the Palmer Fund’s Sustainability Trivia! Bring your friends for a beer or a snack at Color coffee and test your knowledge.

REGISTER HERE

Earthkeepers: Earth Day Celebration!

Our EarthKeepers programs are the perfect way to introduce young children (ages 3-5)  and their families to the natural world. These programs are outdoor-based and led by knowledgeable and passionate staff who will encourage a family’s curiosity and incorporate natural science education into fun, hands-on experiences including plants, insects, dinosaurs, birds, and many more! Join us for a very special Earth Day edition to celebrate Climate Action Week!

  • When: 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Where: Eagle Library | 600 Broadway St, Eagle, CO 81631
  • Cost: Free! Pre-registration required

REGISTER HERE

PURE Program Pizza Party

Join Holy Cross Energy for a pizza party at Pazzos in Eagle and learn about the PURE energy program. PURE allows your home to only receive energy from renewable sources for less than the price of a slice of pizza per month! Sign up for the PURE program and get a FREE slice!

  • When: 5pm-7pm, April 19th
  • Where: Pazzos Pizza in Eagle | 50 Chambers Ave Ste C, Eagle, CO 81631
  • Cost: Free!
  • Partners: Holy Cross Energy

Pre-registration is not required.

 

Sustainable Business Workshop: Electrification Inside and Out

Learn how electrification can save your business money with expert speakers and personalized advice! Explore available rebates on solar, electric vehicles, building efficiency and MORE!

  • When: 12pm-2pm, April 19th
  • Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon Tang Campus -or- Virtual
  • Cost: Free!

REGISTER HERE

Drinkering and Tinkering: Climbing Rope Rugs

Reducing and diverting our waste are some of the easiest things we, as individuals, can do to help our environment. Never has the idea of waste reduction been so fun! Bring a friend or meet new people at this recurring workshop happy hour that explores creatives ways to upcycle.

*This series is intended for adult audiences 21 years old and above. 

  • When: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon Tang Campus
  • Cost: $30 (covers program supplies)

REGISTER HERE

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 

Join the Eagle River Watershed Council for an evening of beautiful and adventurous films to support fundraising for 2023 educational programming!  The films are based on all things water and community, so there is something for everyone. The night starts at 5:00pm with a happy hour that includes, food and drink specials, organization booths, games, a virtual silent auction and music. At 6:30 the main event starts!

REGISTER HERE

Eco-Transit Fare Free Day

Ride Eco Transit busses, all day for FREE to celebrate Climate Action Week and reduce carbon emissions! Transportation accounts for the largest sector of Eagle County’s greenhouse gas emissions. Taking public transit is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Hike: Climate and Our Changing Snowpack

Join a Walking Mountains naturalist guide this winter for a backcountry snowshoe excursion into the White River National Forest! Perfect for those seeking a tranquil winter experience far from the ski slopes, these hikes offer the perfect introduction to winter backcountry exploration. This hike will focus on climate and it’s impacts on our snowpack.

All programs meet at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon at 9am. Snowshoes, poles, hot drinks, and transportation to and from the trailhead are provided.

  • When: 9am-1pm, April 21st
  • Cost: $35

REGISTER HERE

Food, Water, and Climate: Speaker Panel and Sustainability Fair 

Join CMC sustainability students, faculty, and community organizations to gather around sustainable foods and learn more about water and climate change in the Eagle Valley. Sample foods, network, and reinvigorate yourself while celebrating Earth Day!

  • When: 2pm-4pm, April 21st
    • Speaker Panel: 2pm-3pm,
    • Sustainability Food, Water, Climate Fair: 3pm-4pm
  • Where: Colorado Mountain College, Edwards |150 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
  • Partners: Colorado Mountain College Sustainability Programs

Root to Rise: Yoga for Climate Resilience 

Take some time to unwind with yoga and meditation class for all skill and ability levels. Certified yoga teacher and Sustainability Coordinator Rikki Borkowski will lead nature based meditation and gentle movement intended to reconnect to purpose and relieve climate anxiety. Yoga will be followed by a discussion on climate anxiety management strategies over coffee and tea.

  • When: 9am-10:30am, April 22
  • Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon Tang Campus
  • Cost: Free! Pre-registration is required

REGISTER HERE registration limited to 15 participants.

DIY Transform your Lawn Workshop 

Join Eagle County Conservation District, CSU Extension and Eagle River Watershed Council for a DIY Transform your Lawn Workshop. During this workshop, you will learn from QWEL-certified professionals about turf replacements, where the best place is to convert, and a step-by-step guide on how to. You will also be sent home with a DIY packet on plant selections and different nurseries to help you throughout the conversion process. Registration is REQUIRED for this class.

REGISTER HERE

 Sustainable Community Gardening 

Join us for a fun day of gardening at the Community Garden at Colorado Mountain College with New Roots CO! Learn about sustainable growing practices from experts, enjoy free snacks, and get to know other engaged community members. Drop in as you can between 10:00am and 2:00pm on April 23rd 2023! Please be prepared to help with weeding, planting, mulching etc. as you are able. Closed toed shoes are required

Water, snacks, and gardening gloves will be provided, but please bring reusable bottles if possible. 

  • When: 10am-2pm
  • Where: Colorado Mountain College Edwards, Community Garden |150 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
  • Partners: New Roots CO
  • Cost: Free!

REGISTER HERE

Paint and Learn: Composting! 

Join the Town of Eagle for a free art event! Sustainably paint a clay pot and learn about the beauty of compost. Come for creativity, and leave with soil, seeds, and a better understanding of what it takes to make food into rich dirt.

  • When: 2pm, April 24
  • Where: Town of Eagle City Council Chambers | 200 Broadway St, Eagle, CO 81631
  • Partners: Town of Eagle 
  • Cost: Free!

REGISTER HERE

Green Building Tour and Happy Hour

Join us for a tour of the sustainability features of the new One Riverfront Complex in Avon! We will explore these brand new LEED certified buildings and learn about the development process. This will be followed by an informal happy hour and networking opportunity at The Westin, an Actively Green hotel.

  • When: 5:30pm
  • Where: The Westin, Avon (we will meet at the Westin and start our tour from there)
  • Cost: Free!

REGISTER HERE

Community Recycling Tour 

Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Eagle County materials recovery, landfill, and household hazardous waste facilities and the compost facility at Vail Honeywagon! Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled items after you leave them at the curb or drop them off at a recycling drop-site? Want to find out? Without knowing what happens next, it is hard to truly understand the impact you are making by decreasing your waste sent to the landfill.

  • When:  9am-11:30am
  • Where:  Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling facility
  • Cost: Free! Pre-registration is required
  • Partners: Eagle County and Vail Honeywagon

REGISTER HERE tours are limited to 20 participants.

Cuida El Planeta con Una Noche de Cine Familiare

¿Quieres ir al cine gratis con todo y palomitas incluidas? No te puedes perder la noche familiar de cine de EVOM. En este programa basado en cuidar el planeta veremos la película de Wall-E completamente en español!

¿Cuándo? El 26 de Abril a las 6:30pm
¿Donde? El cine de Riverwalk en Edwards (Riverwalk Theatre)
¿Socio? EVOM (Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement) & Holy Cross Energy