Actively Green training set for Aug. 19 and 26 |

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.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

All businesses can participate

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

To learn more or register for the two-day training, visit or contact Kim Langmaid at or 970-827-9725.

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