Saturday, May 10, 2014

Golden Eagle

Last week Arapahoe Basin was awarded the 2014 Ski Magazine Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence for medium sized ski areas. Specifically, the award recognized our waste reduction plan. Through composting and recycling, A-Basin has diverted 115,000 pounds of waste away from the landfill over the last two years. The diversion converts to an annual reduction in green house gas emissions of 28.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

It has been especially fun watching our guests learn how to use the composting facilities. Being an environmental champion is often challenging, tough, and dirty work. We are lucky to have two champions driving our sustainability efforts. Sha Miklas is our Guest Services and Environmental Manager and Mike Nathan is our Sustainability Coordinator. The two have done an exceptional job keeping our program moving forward. If you get a chance, please give them both a special thanks.



3 comments:

Todd Ablowitz said...

Congrats guys! I was lucky enough to be at the awards ceremony, and see Al accept on your behalf. Incredibly proud moment. So exciting to see you get honored for all that work. Now, back to our regularly scheduled May Pow!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of Abasin for dedication to the program! Environmental Excellence that is! Keep educating!! So much work needs to be done. Long pioneering !
Magda who loves clean Abasin so much

Stephen J. Myers said...

Nice work to all of you at A Basin. Environmental excellence and sustainable innovation takes real effort, courage and dedication. As an environmental professional for 40 years and a skier from NY who has skied at A basin since the 80's, we need to do REAL things to create a new mindset and culture. Environmental protection doesn't have to be a choice between the environment and the economy, we can have both! Good luck and keep up the great work.

Steve Myers, CEP, CPEA
Sr. Proj. Mgr. and Sustainability Leader, de maximis, inc.

Founding Member and President,
Myers Environmental Consulting, LLC