Ski Holiday Tips: Go Green to Avoid Melting
Are you planning a ski vacation this year? Why not consider skiing green this time? With the Earth getting hotter than usual due to global warming, ski resorts are most affected by this change. At present, they are now thinking of ways on how they can help mitigate the problem.
The good news is that you, too, can do something to help reduce this problem. There are several ways that you can make this happen. You may think that your individual efforts aren’t enough to make a difference, but they do! So here are some green tips you can do to help preserve our environment.
Travel smart for a greener trip
Instead of flying to other places for your ski trip, travel to ski resorts closer to home. The nice thing about this is that you can pack other things like a cooler and enjoy your own food, drinks, and snacks.
Also, if your friends and co-workers share the same interests as you, you can carpool with them. But if you insist on flying to other destinations, you can also ask if the resort offers a shuttle service to and from the airport. This will allow you to save on gas instead of renting a car.
Choose greener ski resorts
Resorts are now more aware of the impacts of climate change and are now inclined to seek a greener environment. To make greener choices, you can ask questions before making a reservation. You can ask them questions like:
What do they recycle?
Do you have a water conservation program?
Are your cleaning products ecological?
Do your machines that help clear trails use biofuel?
Do you use wind power for energy needs?
Do you offer a shuttle service to and from the airport?
This will help them realize that their efforts to be a green resort really matter. Also, congratulate them on their efforts and encourage them to continue to maintain a green facility.
Cross country ski? Why not!
You may also consider cross country skiing this year. This can be done in many “local” places depending on the snowfall in your area. The good news is that cross-country skiing burns more calories than resources compared to downhill skiing.
Respect the enviroment
Every time tourists flock to ski resorts, it is the environment that suffers due to people’s irresponsibility. So be responsible with your trash every time you visit any ski resort. Don’t throw your trash everywhere. Use biodegradable products and reduce the use of plastic bags. Please follow proper segregation and, to the extent possible, recycle.
With these simple tips, you’ll not only enjoy your ski vacation, but you’ll also be able to help the planet prevent further devastation. So think green, be green and support a greener ski holiday. Let’s keep taking care of this planet we call home.