33% of French ski resorts meet this criterion.
There is a railway station in the resort or a cheap public transport network (less than € 0.15 per Km)
The transport sector accounts for 25 % of french Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions whereas in mountain resorts it represents around 75% of GHG emissions.
GHG emissions average by mean of transport (CO2 equivalent) :
It is possible to cut your GHG emissions down by 80% simply by using buses and coaches.
Transport accounts for about 80% of a tourist ecological footprint, the 20% left takes in the comsumption of goods and services as well as accommodation, food, leisure and other expenses.
Reduce your emissions by travelling by bus or by train as much you can. Try to use alternatively powered vehicles such as hybrid cars or cars with a smaller engine.
The eco-comparison tool will allow you to compare price, traveling time and CO2 emissions of different means of transport such as trains, planes and cars.
Compensate your GHG emissions by contributing to fund raising for the promotion of sustainable energy initiatives or carbon fixation programmes. The Kyoto protocol sets out a series of air-pollution reduction strategies. Some of them are compulsory others can be implemented on a volontary basis.
Specificities of transport in the mountains
Be 'multi-modal': use trains, buses, cable-cars to reduce your carbon footprint
Public transport: The bus is still the most commonly used means of transport in the moutains however the cost of a ticket can increase four times depending on which line you take.
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The access to the resort by public transport is easy and cheap. I can easily find via website or brochures provided by the resort, clear information about public transport facilities. The cost of transport for an adult is less than 15 cents per kilometer. In some cases I may find a SNCF train station in the resort or find free public transport to the train station from my resort.
This issue involves: