Go Green :: Top Ten Beast Practices
Posted by Killington Resort on May 1, 2014
Killington is home (or home away from home) to skiers and riders, moose and mice, and many a Vermonter. As spring finally creeps over the mountain, it's time to give a shout out to Mother Nature - she's been good to us this season, and we'll be watching out for her no matter the weather.
Check out the top ten ways we go green all year 'round.
1. This year, Powdr Resorts launched the Protect Your Playground initiative...
2. You sent us your best ideas and we'll be putting $9,000 toward electric vehicle charging stations, eco-friendly hotel soap dispensers and terrain park features built from recycled materials.
3. Since 2008, Killington has offset 100% of our power with Renewable Energy Credits, the largest of any Vermont Resort. Our purchase of over 107 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of REC has eliminated 66,000+ tons of carbon dioxide emissions – the amount produced by 7,466 average homes.
4. On a clear day, you can see forever. The new Peak Lodge not only features local food, but saves 44,000 kWh of electricity, 2,400 gallons of propane and 82,000 pounds of carbon emissions per year with its sustainable design.
5. Cow Power supports both the Peak Lodge and the K-1 Express Gondola year-round. Methane is 24 times more potent to global warming than CO2, but we prefer to turn it into gondola rides.
6. Killington embraces Freeaire refrigeration with twelve walk-in coolers resort-wide, including those at the Peak Lodge, with more to come. This technology has cut resort CO2 emissions by 13.2 tons per year.
7. Killington supplements snowmaking through the Woodward Reservoir, conserving water to protect historical flows in local streams and the habitats of aquatic species.
8. Killington chooses environmentally responsible paper, from towels to tissues to trail maps. We save a tree for nearly every Subway Station of the New York City MTA...
9. It also saves approximately 175,000 gallons of water, 75 cubic yards of landfill space, 102,000 kWh, 1,500 pounds of air pollutants and 9,500 gallons of fuel oil, each year.
10. Vermont celebrates Green Up Day statewide on May 3. Get involved!