Category Archives: Sustainability

Whistler’s changing climate and energy shift

Whistler Blackcomb has benefited from the warming climate even as it has made itself more resilient to declining snow. But it remains vulnerable.
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Creating resilience to climate change

Park City joins 63 other U.S. cities in joining Resilient Communities for America, whose central ideas is that communities need to start anticipating the effect of more extreme weather. Continue reading

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Global warming’s balloon payment

Whistler Blackcomb, Aspen Skiing and Vail Resorts have all grown economically while reducing their carbon footprints. But should ski areas also be advocates? Continue reading

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Aiming for zero-waste at festivals

Mountains of trash are generated at most festivals, including those with sustainability themes. But Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival managed to divert 80 percent of forks, cups and so forth from the landfill. How did they do it? Telluride’s EcoAction team explains their strategy. Continue reading

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