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How to Ski Green

September 3rd, 2009 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Green Ski Transportation, How to Ski Green, Ski Vacations
Skiing the deep at Aspen?

Skiing the deep at Aspen?

“Alpine skiing” and “living green” do not seem compatible. Flat land skiers jet across the country, rent SUVs, and drive a few more hours to mountain homes or condominiums. While they sleep, snow guns blast a fresh layer of snow and legions of snow cats prepare thousands of acres of groom slopes. That’s a lot of greenhouse gas just to escape New Jersey for a week.

So how can an individual skier reduce the carbon emissions of this sport? (more…)

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Survey Results: Are You an Eco-Hypocrite?

October 14th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Airlines, Ecotravel, How to Ski Green, Ski Vacations

ecohypocriteA survey of over 200 people, along with focus groups and in-depth interviews found that even the most committed environmentalists – identified by green trademarks such as shopping ethically, installing water and energy saving appliances and recycling – would not be prepared to accept extra ‘green taxes’ and are deeply skeptical of the carbon offsetting schemes designed to mitigate them. How does this square with the eco-skier, those enlightened powder fiends who faithfully recycle and install fluorescent bulbs? Not very well. (more…)

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Green Hotels in Colorado – Skiing and Green Travel Do Mix

September 20th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Ecotravel, Environmentally Friendly Hotels, Green Hotels in Colorado

Colorado is a place where the environmentally friendly skier can get the goods and ski green. Here’s a list of the state’s best ecohotels for the ski ecotourist. (more…)

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Most eco-friendly airlines

September 14th, 2008 by skigreenguy | 1 Comment | Filed in Airlines, Ecotravel, Green Ski Transportation, How to Ski Green, Ski Vacations

Seatguru.com has information on the most eco-friendly airlines and aircraft. The winners? Continental Airlines, EasyJet and Lufthansa. The least fuel efficient airplane was Boeing’s twin-engine MD-82. Top honors went to the Airbus A319, Boeing 787 as well as slower but much more fuel efficient turboprop planes.

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