Sustainable Business Training & 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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Certified Businesses
Businesses Trained in Actively Green
Annual Total Average Business Water Savings (gallons)
Annual Total Average Business Energy Use Reduction (kWh)

Benefits for Actively Green

Actively Green Program lets your business:

- Engaging employees in meaningful initiatives
- Enhancing their marketing and success stories with customers
- Recognition as a community leader.
- Free energy-efficient equipment or incentives for your business.

Professional staff are available to support businesses along any stage of their sustainability journey; through introductory and advanced level trainings, one-on-one coaching sessions, developing action-plans, industry-specific workshops, providing resources in sustainability best practices, and navigating the pathway to certification.

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.

History of the Program

The Actively Green Sustainable Business Training and Certification 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!

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