In February 2015, the spotlight returns to the Vail Valley during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

This rapidly-approaching event presents our community with a golden opportunity to elevate our sustainability performance, while further solidifying our reputation as a world-class tourism destination and event host.

Introducing Actively Green 2015, an innovative community-driven program that will transform the Vail Valley into a globally-recognized sustainable destination.

A true collaboration, Actively Green is a partnership between the globally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Travel International, the Walking Mountains Science Center, the Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation.


The objectives of this ambitious first-of-its kind effort are to:

  • Educate and Certify at least 100 businesses in the community on a set of internationally-recognized sustainability best practices
  • Benchmark and Report on data across key performance indicators, helping destination decision-makers to identify successes and opportunities
  • Tell a compelling Sustainability Success Story through campaigns that touch visitors and community members alike

The projected outcome? A generation-spanning legacy — one which will ensure the destination inspires residents and engages visitors, while remaining vibrant and resource-rich for the long term.

What is Actively Green 2015? How can I participate?

The Actively Green 2015 initiative will support the integration, adoption, and certification of sustainability best practices for at least 100 businesses across the Vail Valley.

Businesses from any sector are eligible to participate, from accommodations and tour operator to restaurants and retail companies. Patrons and guests are encouraged to think about being Actively Green in 2015 when planning their World Championships Experience.

How will we accomplish our objectives?

1) Educate and Certify

  • A collection of ready-to-use operational tools and resources designed to drive efficiency for businesses across the Vail Valley
  • Training sessions and workshops dedicated to building local capacity on the implementation of best practices
  • A new Actively Green Eco-Label, designed with the Vail Valley in mind. Participating businesses can earn the label and use it with pride, by demonstrating adherence to a set of 23 baseline criteria
  • Support for participation in global eco-certification programs like the Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), designed for businesses looking to achieve higher levels of recognition

2) Benchmark and Report

  • A brand-new customized online Sustainability Management System, designed for Vail Valley businesses to measure and manage sustainability impacts
  • An opportunity for the destination to manage its performance at scale, through a community dashboard, regular progress reports and a birds-eye view of sustainability opportunities and challenges
  • Performance will be tracked across key sustainability indicators such as energy and water usage and conservation, waste generation and recycling, and volunteerism

We envision the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships as a catalyst of innovation and collaboration that enhances and celebrates our mountain environment for generations to come.

Sierra Nevada Winter Beer Camp and Après Avon concessions will be offering custom 2015 branded Klean Kanteen stainless steel pints for sale for $11, including your 1st drink. For every refill in the 2015 Klean Kanteen pint, purchasers will get a $1 discount on their beer. Save some green while being green!


Actively Green 2015 certified businesses.
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Active Energies
All Mountain Technologies

Alpine Bank
Antlers Lodge at Vail
Arriesgado Clothing Company Ltd.
Bear Paw Lodge
Beaver Creek Landing
Beaver Creek Lodge
Beaver Divers
Beck Building Company
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Centennial Bank
Christie Lodge
Colorado Cheesesteak Company
Colorado Mountain College, Edwards
Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
Crazy Shirts
Dionysus Hospitality Group
Dobson Ice Arena
Double Diamond Real Estate
Eagle County Airport
Eagle Point Resort
Eagle Rance Association
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
Eagle River Watershed Council
Eagle Valley Senior Life
Eye Pieces
Falcon Point
First Bank
Four Seasons Resort and Residences
Green Practices
Group 970 Restaurants
Habitat For Humanity
Highlands Lodge
Highline Limo
Holy Cross Energy
Impact Energy
Inn & Suites at Riverwalk
KZYR - The Zephyr

Leadfoot Linda’s
Lion Square Lodge
Live for Balance
Loaded Joe’s
Manor Vail Lodge
New Electric Colorado

Northwood Condominium Association
Nova Guides, Inc
Organic Housekeepers
Pan for Hire
Paragon Guides
Peak 1 Express
Polar Star Properties
Poste Montane
RA Nelson
Ritz Carlton Club & Residences
Ski Butlers
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Slifer Smith & Frampton
Something Good
Sitzmark Lodge
Steamside Dental
The Charter at Beaver Creek
The Sebastian Vail
The Wren at Vail
Tivoli Lodge
Town of Avon
Town of Eagle
Town of Minturn
Town of Vail
Vail Ale House
Vail Cascade Resort
Vail Daily
Vail Honeywagon
Vail Jazz Foundation
Vail Leadership Institute Basecamp
Vail Library
Vail Marriott
Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
Vail’s Mountain Haus
Vail Nature Museum
Vail Racquet Club
Vail Resorts
Vail Valley Foundation
Vail Valley Jet Center
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Valley Partnership
Vail Spa Condominiums
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Walking Mountains Science Center
West Lake Creek Company
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
West Vail Liquor Mart