Sustainable Business Training, Engagement & Certification
Be a part of the community-wide movement with Actively Green.
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.
Benefits for Actively Green
The Actively Green program:
- Engages employees in meaningful initiatives
- Enhances marketing and success stories with customers
- Recognizes your business as a community leader
- Receive free energy-efficient equipment or incentives for your business
Professional staff are available to support you on your sustainability journey through introductory and advanced level training, one-on-one coaching sessions, industry-specific workshops, providing resources in sustainability best practices, and navigating the pathway to certification.
It’s simple. Businesses of any type can participate. Participants learn how to make sustainability actionable in day-to-day operations and create action plans to drive success.
Actively Green Certified Businesses excel due to greater efficiency and improved management processes. Find out how you can get started on the journey to sustainability and the path to certification today. Join this community-wide movement by participating in one of our upcoming introductory trainings, sustainability coaching, or workshops.
Green Business Trail Map
History of the Program
The Actively Green Program was launched as an innovative legacy initiative of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek and implementation by local business began in November 2013. Through a partnership with the global non-profit Sustainable Travel International, the Eagle Valley has its own credible certification program and sustainability management system. The Actively Green standard is “Recognized” by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and includes criteria based on many other accepted principles and guidelines including those developed with input from the U.N. World Tourism Organization.
Thank you to Actively Green's program partners!
Meet some of the program team members
Latest Actively Green Blog Posts
- Make Your Home Energy Efficient this Energy Efficiency DayOutfitting homes and businesses with Energy Star-certified appliances and lightbulbs can help reduce energy usage, save money, and has never been easier! Did you know that the Energy Smart Colorado program offered locally through Walking Mountain Science Center has helped local homes and businesses save more than $1,000,000 on their... Read more
- Actively Green Program Offers Scholarship to Minority-Owned BusinessesWalking Mountains Science Center’s Actively Green sustainable business certification is offering scholarships to cover the costs of the program for two local, minority-owned businesses.... Read more
- Lessons from Eagle County Icons & Sustainability Champions Andy Jessen, Adam Palmer and Seth BossungIf you’ve ever stood staring in front of a vibrantly colored, wildflower covered, seemingly undiscovered mountain landscape long enough to catch a bug in your mouth, you know. If you’ve ever found it impossible to stop smiling as the sun sets on your after-work mini adventure successfully squeezed into a... Read more