Vail - A Sustainable Destination
Vail is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Which is why those of us lucky enough to live, visit, and play here care about keeping our footprint small, our resources plentiful, and our contribution to sustainability top of mind. It’s the least we can do for the place we all love.
VAIL is CERTIFIED AS A SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN IDEAL
Vail partnered with Walking Mountains Science Center and Sustainable Travel International to become the first sustainable mountain resort destination in the world and the first certified sustainable destination in the United States certified by a GSTC-Accredited certifying body, Green Destinations.
Actively Green Businesses
Look for this icon next to businesses in Vail, indicating they are part of the Actively Green program. These businesses have greater efficiency and improved management processes to ensure the they are a sustainable business.
Care for Vail
Leave no Trace
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Take these with you when exploring the beautiful outdoors:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Stick to the Trail
- Trash your Trash
- Leave what you Find
- Be Careful with Fire
- Keep Wildlife Wild
- Share Our Trails & Parks