Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saastal Mountain Cleaning Day

Saturday 15 June 2013 will be Saastal's fourth Mountain Cleaning Day.The event is supported by the "Summit Foundation". Its aim is to leave the slopes spic and span after the winter sports season. This special event aims to raise participants’ motivation and awareness about looking after the environment. After a lot of trash has been picked up in Saas-Fee for the last three years, the organizers decided to start rotating in the Saas Valley. Therefore the cleaning is happening in Saas-Grund this year. Afterwards the volonteers will be rewarded with a big barbecue near the Kreuzboden Lake.

Celebrity involvement
The organizers of Mountain Cleaning Day have moved away from the conventional community action projects that Saas-Fee has seen over the years to instead present an event with a difference and attract as many participants as possible. Participants are divided into various groups, each led by a famous person. A couple of big names have already stepped up. So Nick Harrison the coach of the British sailing team (olympic silver London 2012), Ladina Meier-Ruge a new blood in biathlon, Aurel Anthamatten a new blood local snowboarder and last but not least Thomas Stocker a well known climate expert confirmed their participation to this lovely event. We are still looking who will join us and come help to proclaim the main message "Take care to the environment!"

Chill & Grill The main aim of Mountain Cleaning Day, supported by the Summit Foundation and different local producers, may be to leave the Saas-Grund slopes spic and span, but the organizers spare no effort in rewarding the volunteers for their help. Once the cleaning is finished, they put on a big barbecue in near the Kreuzboden-Lake.

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