Thursday, October 2, 2008

New online tool to help snowsport businesses to get greener

This Month sees the Ski Club of Great Britain and the Travel Foundation launch a new tool aimed at ski resorts and ski resort businesses to give them practical tips on how to make their business greener. The online resource called http://www.makesnowsportsgreener.com/ (which will be live in mid-October) hosts video clips demonstrating ways to improve ski resort businesses’ practices to make them more environmentally friendly in ten areas: Energy conservation in buildings, water conservation, waste management measures, snow production, lift operations, ski area vehicles, transport, sustainable design and construction, environmental policy and communication and education.
The resource is aimed at ski resort operators, hotels and chalets and other businesses in ski resorts including ski shops and restaurants.
Sue Hurdle, Chief Executive of the Travel Foundation, said: "We are delighted to be partnering the Ski Club of Great Britain in this leading initiative aimed at making our ski and snowsports holidays greener and more sustainable, and preserving the pristine mountain environment for future generations to enjoy as we do".