Sustainability Hub

Walking Mountains Sustainability programs act as an agent of change to improve the social, economic, and environmental resilience of the Eagle County community. We serve as a resource & education hub to inspire action from local to global.

 

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Certified Sustainable Destinations

Climate Action

The Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community is comprised of more than 30 local businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and governments. Collectively we are working to implement the recommendations put forth in the Climate Action Plan to reduce Eagle County carbon emissions 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.
Help us to #BeBetterTogether. 

Energy Efficiency & Assistance

Walking Mountains Sustainability Energy Efficiency programs allows you or your business to take control of energy decisions.Talk to energy specialists about how to lower your energy costs and become more sustainable.

Recycling & Waste Diversion

Walking Mountains Center provides education and outreach to community members and guests of Eagle Valley. Join our staff on a tour of the local recycling or compost facilities, search the Waste Wizard, request zero waste services at your event, or just find resources on how to make your world waste-free.

Sustainable Business Training Program

Actively Green is a sustainability training and certification program for all businesses, including the tourism industry. Actively Green provides a framework of sustainable business criteria and performance indicators that support any business in elevating performance with the use of best management practices specific to sustainability principles.

Sustainable Destination Certification

Walking Mountains Science Center supports mountain resort communities in becoming globally recognized certified sustainable destinations.The Mountain IDEAL recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a sustainability standard and certification program for mountain resort communities.

Weekly Sustainability Tips

Get weekly sustainability tips delivered directly to your inbox!

Renewable Energy Calculator

Calculate your cost to have 100% renewable electricity at your home or business!

Support Sustainability In The Eagle Valley

Show your support for Sustainability in the Eagle River Valley. Your donation helps us fulfill our mission.

Climate Action Pledge

Take the Climate Action Pledge for the Eagle County Community to help us reach our climate action goals.

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Latest Sustainability Blog Posts

  • 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
  • Types of Sustainable Destinations
    As popular tourist destinations around the country scramble to certify their holiday hubs as one of few uniquely qualified to be considered most responsible, impactful, intentional and overall, sustainable, the greater Vail destination enters a new normal with ease. Having been pronounced the first Certified Sustainable Destination in the nation... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-01
  • Sustainable Wardrobes
    Textiles like clothes, shoes, linens and accessories are a huge and ever growing waste stream. According to a study done by RRS, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that textiles represent 6.31% of all waste in the United States, for an estimated 16.9 million tons per year. That’s a lot of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-25