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Our mission is to involve all stakeholders of the resort in initiatives that will increase appreciation of, awareness of and, most importantly, action toward conservation of our environment so that we may all see tangible results from our behaviors.
We need to make a commitment. To each other, to our children and to this giant, spinning ball we all call home. The time to start minimizing our individual impacts on our environment is now. Here are a few things we can all do to be part of the solution.
Search and post rides to your favorite resort, hook up carpools, save money and gas, and make new friends with the new rideshare program. Ride Share links into a database shared by several Lake Tahoe resorts, providing guests access to a huge pool of other skiers and riders looking to hook-up a carpool.
Support the ski area's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by purchasing a Mini-Green Tag. Green Tags help reduce the harmful environmental effects of burning coal and natural gas. 100% of your contribution will be forwarded to the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation to offset vehicle emissions associated with your ski trips to Sierra Resort. Choose from denominations of $4, $8 or $16. $4 offsets one round trip from the Bay Area to Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort.
Help support conservation projects on the National Forests of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Every $1 contributed will be matched with 50 cents from the National Forest Foundation and will be granted to fund local recreation enhancements, wildlife habitat improvements, and forest and watershed restoration projects. Choose from denominations of $1, $5, or $10.
Leading efforts to build the best urban forest for the Sacramento region, the Sacramento Tree Foundation is working towards bringing 5 million new trees to the region's streets, schools, parks, and neighborhoods by the year 2025.
The miles rack up - day after day, week after week, month after month. The bills pile up - minute by minute, day after day, week after week...you get it. But those aren't the only things you are racking up. Now you can calculate your carbon footprint with the TerraPass online Carbon Footprint Calculator that gets down to the nitty-gritty, like the year and model of your car and whether you use gas or electric in your home. What you find may surprise you.
Any guest who arrives at Sierra Resort in a hybrid vehicle is welcome to drive right up to Preferred Parking and park for free. That’s like having instant good karma for doing something tangible to reduce your carbon footprint. Better yet, fill the car with all your friends before you head up the mountain.
As good as driving a hybrid full of people, Sierra Resort offers FREE shuttle service to and from multiple locations in South Lake Tahoe. Not only is it better for the environment to use public transportation, but you can enjoy a few beers in the Pub after the lifts close without worrying about getting home responsibly.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
Cigarette butts, plastic water and soda bottles, energy bar wrappers, AA batteries and receipts are the most common items that find their way out of our guests hands and onto the slopes, into the parking lots and generally not where litter is supposed to go. Please be conscious of your material waste and put it in the proper receptacle. It only takes a minute. We will even recycle batteries for you– just drop them off at the reception office next to Wild Mountain Children’s Center.
Litter can find its way into storm drains and pollute waterways and the environment. Untreated storm drain water can soak into groundwater, flow into canals and streams, and into recreational areas such as lakes, rivers and the ocean. The number one litter item found along highways is cigarette butts.
Don't Trash California top tips (PDF, 52KB)
Not only will you make a difference by not using so many paper cups, but you get a deal on coffee and hot chocolate all season long.
What do you see? Fluorescent light bulbs? Water heaters turned all the way up while you are away on vacation or, if your Tahoe home is your second home, while you are at your primary residence? Computers, lights, stereos, televisions left on when no one is using them? Phone charges constantly plugged in? There are a hundred small things we can all do to minimize our own energy usage no matter where we are staying. Replace your bulbs with CFLs, turn down your water heater, turn off and unplug whatever you can, especially your computer monitor which is a huge energy drain.
The ski and snowboard industry is more than recreation. It is an institution built on the premise of preservation, conservation and protection of the environment. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort takes this responsibility very seriously. From day-to-day operations to long term planning, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s commitment to the environment is evident around every turn.
Employees at Sierra Resort have created PROJECT: GREEN SIERRA in order to bring the resort’s myriad eco-friendly initiatives under one umbrella and create synergies between the many departments. PROJECT: GREEN SIERRA encompasses resort-wide efforts on behalf on the environment, both new and established, and looks to the National Ski Areas Association Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter for guidance.
On January 8, 2010, we received our first shipment of B5 Biodiesel from Bently Biofuels. We run all of our heavy machinery on diesel fuel including the grooming fleet, snow plow, telehandler, grader, snow blowers and a mule so the switch to Biodiesel has had an immediate impact on our resort operations.
In 2010-11, we used 105,758 gallons of Biodiesel. And we've closed the loop by sending 750 gallons of used veggy oil back to Bently Biofuels for Biodiesel production!
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort was awarded a Silver Eagle for Environmental Education – one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a winter resort - by the NSAA for its 2009 initiatives including a bottlecap recycling program with local elementary schools, Keep Sierra Clean day which annually removes more than 2,000 pounds of trash off the mountain, and Environmental Awakening, a video segment produced by legendary snowboard photographer Ian Ruhter for the inaugural TransWorld Team Shoot Out (check out the trailer here).
This is the second Environmental Education Silver Eagle Award we have won - the other was in 2006 for the interactive Adventure Zones that teach children about the history and ecology of the region. And in 1996, we were awarded the Golden Eagle Award for Overall Environmental Excellence.
Education and Outreach