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Actively Green training set for Aug. 19 and 26

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AVON — Join Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug. 19 and 26 from 1–4:30 p.m. for their Actively Green training sessions for businesses at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon. The cost is $100 for the first staff member, and $50 for each additional employee.

Businesses can expect to learn how to save money, become an environmental steward and increase their marketing power to attract more customers.

More than 100 local businesses have participated in the training and 37 of them have become eco-certified under a program designed by Sustainable Travel International.

Walking Mountains Science Center, in partnership with Sustainable Travel International and the town of Vail, are continuing this legacy project of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to support local businesses through trainings, employee outreach, networking opportunities and marketing resources.

They are also pursuing Sustainable Destination Certification through the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

All businesses can participate

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Businesses from any sector are encouraged to participate, from accommodations and tour operators to restaurants and retail companies to name a few. A list of participating and certified businesses can be found at http://www.walkingmountains.org/ag.

To learn more or register for the two-day training, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/ag or contact Kim Langmaid at kiml@walkingmountains.org or 970-827-9725.