Vail, Colorado will become the epicenter of climate action at the inaugural Climb It For Climate on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. The event will feature a hike up Berrypicker on Vail Mountain with education and action stations plus interactive challenges along the trail and will culminate at Eagle’s Nest where participants will enjoy live music, food, and beverages.
“Climb It for Climate aims to unite our community around the critical issue of climate action,” said Markian Feduschak, President at Walking Mountains Science Center. “We want all participants to walk away from the event feeling empowered to make sustainability actionable in their day-to-day lives.”
Climb It For Climate will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. in Lionshead Village on Saturday, September 24. The hike-for-a-cause is open to all ages and will follow the Berrypicker trail on Vail Mountain. Tickets include swag, food, beverages and a mountaintop party with live music and a keynote presentation by Town of Vail Mayor Kim Langmaid. To learn more, or to register for the event, visit www.climbitforclimate.earth or call (970) 827-9725.
All proceeds from Climb It For Climate will benefit Walking Mountains Science Center, the hub of environmental education and climate action in Eagle County. The organization collaborates with local municipalities, businesses and organizations to help Eagle County become more sustainable. From energy efficiency in a home or business to recycling tips and tricks and free energy saving resources like rebates to facilitating ZeroWaste events and LED light bulb swaps.
Walking Mountains also spearheads the Climate Action Collaborative, a group of local government leaders, business owners, organizations, and community members who are connected by a vision of a sustainable future for Eagle County. The Collaborative’s work is driven by Eagle County’s Climate Action Plan, which has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
IF YOU GO:
What: Climb It For Climate – A Hike to Combat Climate Change
When/Where: Saturday, September 24 in Vail, Colorado from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $100/person (ages 11 and up); $25/person (ages 4-10); $1000 (team of ten); Corporate sponsorships are also available (Register Here)
More Information: Visit www.climbitforclimate.earth or call (970) 827-9725
About Walking Mountains Science Center 501(c)3
Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a community leader in environmental stewardship and climate action, Walking Mountains spearheads many initiatives in the Eagle River Valley including the Climate Action Collaborative and energy efficiency and assistance programs.