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Green Kudos for the Westin Riverfront

By Beth Buehler

Eagle County’s Walking Mountains Science Center recognized The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley with an Actively Green Certification. Awarded by Walking Mountains Science Center and Sustainable Travel International, the program supports businesses by elevating their eco-friendly principles, sharing best management practices, and contributing to Vail Valley’s goal of becoming a globally recognized sustainable destination. 

From left: Kate Manzer, sustainability coordinator for Walking Mountains Science Center, with The Westin Riverfront’s Rebecca Schneider, Brian Harrier, and Amber Moran

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley

As the first LEED Silver-certified hotel in Colorado and in the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand in 2008, The Westin Riverfront continues to be a leader in environmentally friendly lodging. Examples of green programs at the resort include a large outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs that use a saline-based filtration system to reduce chemical consumption by 90%; electric vehicle charging stations; and the use of composted food scraps, coffee grounds, and other waste in the resort’s on-site Mountains of Wellness Garden, where herbs and vegetables are seasonally grown.