Are you planning a ski vacation this year? Why not consider skiing green this time. As the Earth gets hotter than usual due to global warming, ski resorts are mostly affected by this change. They are currently considering ways to help alleviate the problem.
The good news is that you can do something to help reduce this problem. There are different ways you can do this. You may think that your individual efforts are not enough to make a change, but they do! So, here are some environmental tips you can do to preserve the environment.
Drive smart for a greener trip
Instead of flying to other places for your ski trip, travel to the ski resorts closer to home. The good thing about this is that you can pack other things like a cooler and enjoy your own food, drinks and snacks.
In addition, if your friends and colleagues share the same interest as you, you can travel with them. But if you insist on flying to other destinations, you can also ask if the resort offers transport 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 impact of climate change and now tend to pursue a greener environment. To make a greener choice, you can ask questions before making a reservation. You can ask them questions such as:
What do they recycle?
Do they have a water conservation program?
Are their cleaning products environmentally friendly?
Do their machines that help clear the aisles use biofuel?
Do they use wind energy for energy purposes?
Do they offer transfers to and from the airport?
This will help them realize that their efforts to be an eco-resort really matter. Also, compliment them on their efforts and encourage them to continue to maintain environmentally friendly facilities.
Ski-running? Why not!
You can also go cross-country skiing this year. This can be done in many “local” places depending on the snowfall in your area. The good thing is that cross-country skiing burns more calories than resources compared to downhill skiing.
Respect the environment
Every time tourists flock to ski resorts, the environment suffers from the irresponsibility of the people. So be responsible with your trash every time you visit a ski resort. Do not throw rubbish everywhere. Use biodegradable products and reduce the use of plastic bags. Follow proper segregation and recycle as much as possible.
With these simple tips you will not only enjoy your ski vacation, but you will also be able to help the planet from further devastation. So think about green, plant greenery and support a greener ski vacation. Let us continue to take care of this planet, which we call home.