Be Part Of the Solution
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.
Rideshare - Ski/Ride Community Carpool
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.
Sacramento Tree Foundation
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.
Terrapass.com - Carbon Footprint Calculator
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.
Drive a Hybrid Vehicle
Any guest who arrives at Sierra 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.
Take the FREE South Shore Shuttle
As good as driving a hybrid full of people, Sierra 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.
StoryOfStuff.com - A 20-minute Animation of the Consumerist Society
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.
Pack Your Trash
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.
Buy a Sierra Coffee Mug
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.
Look Around the House
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.
What's the Powder Alliance? Is it worth shelling out the extra dough for an Unlimited Pass and how do I reap the benefits?! Read more to find out!
Imagine trading in your cubicle, textbook, business suit, or dead end job for an unforgettable snowy season, or even for a lifetime in the mountains. If you like to work hard and play hard, Sierra is the place for you. Join the Sierra Fam this winter + see why we're Tahoe's favorite place to work!