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The Green Life: Green Your Ski Adventure: Responsible Resorts

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January 30, 2012

Green Your Ski Adventure: Responsible Resorts

Green resortsRecent snowfall in some parts of the country has skiers rejoicing. This week's tips will help you carve the slopes in eco-conscious style.  

Tip # 1: Check the Ski Area Environmental Scorecard. 

The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition produces an annual Ski Area Environmental Scorecard, which grades western U.S. ski resorts on habitat and watershed protection, efforts to address global climate change, and environmental policies. The goal is to differentiate between resorts that merely pay lip service to ecological stewardship and those that make the protection of the mountain environment their top priority. The latest report rates Squaw Valley in California with the highest score

Tip #2: Sustainable Energy Bars

Tip #3: Eco-Friendly Equipment.

Tip #4:Offset Emissions.

Tell us: Which ski resorts do you think should make the grade? 

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