Sustainable Business Training, Networking & 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.

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Average Waste Diversion Percentage for Actively Green Businesses
Annual Total Average Business Water Savings (gallons)
Businesses Purchasing Renewable Electricity (percent)

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 certification trainings, one-on-one coaching sessions, industry-specific and best practice workshops, and resources in sustainability planning and management

Get Involved!

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.

Sustainable Business Trail Map

Just getting started integrating sustainable practices into your business? Not sure certification is for you? Start here to independently implement priority action items chosen for their relevance and alignment with Eagle County climate action goals from all sectors!
Is your Actively Green Certified business ready for recertification? Utilize our Green Business Trail Map to help your business continuously improve by setting these priority action items as goals.

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.

Program Partners

Thank you to Actively Green's program partners!

Actively Green 2020 Annual Report

Learn More About the Program

Watch the video to hear about the difference that Actively Green makes in the Eagle County community.

Download the Actively Green Standard

Program Governance Manual

From the Press: Actively Green Achieves GSTC- Recognized Status

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Latest Actively Green Blog Posts

  • Case Study - Shaeffer Hyde: Building the Foundation for Sustainability Success
    Laying the Groundwork for Sustainability Shaeffer Hyde Construction is an award-winning construction and property management company that has been in business in the Vail Valley since 1979. Founded by George Shaeffer over 40 years ago, the business is now led by David Hyde, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental... Read more
    Published on: 2022-07-13
  • The 2021 Sustainable Business Awards
    The 2021 Sustainable Business Awards are presented to Actively Green Certified Businesses Climate Impact Award: Eagle River Water & Sanitation District... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-21
  • Case Study: Nerding Out on Solar - How Active Energies Solar is Going for Gold
    Get to Know Active Energies Active Energies Solar, LLC is a solar energy design, installation, and financing company primarily installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential and commercial customers in Eagle, Summit, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin Counties. Active Energies’ goal is to make renewable energy commonplace by increasing the accessibility... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-08