30% of French ski resorts were awarded this criteria
Calculatingthe carbon footprintTM of a ski resort ?
Initiated in 2007 by Mountain Riders, the first carbon footprint™ was developed into 9 carbon footprints™ in different ski resorts in partnership with the National Mountain Resorts Mayor Association (Association Nationale des Maires de Stations de Montagne) and the ADEME.
What is a carbon footprintTM ?
It is a tool to estimate GHG emissions made by the resort. In the resorts, two main activities generate GHG emissions: passenger transport (57%) and the functioning of buildings (27%). Only 2% of GHG emissions are made by activities directly linked to ski activities.
Given these observations, priority actions have been defined: access form + package, carpooling and other modes of transport, limitation in daily transportation for seasonal workers, reduction in energy consumption...
Elected representatives and professionals become aware of environmental problems and issues and try to contribute towards initiatives that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions: soft mobility, renewable energies, optimizing consumption...so many initiatives must be implement !
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The local council of the resort is aware of the impact of climate change and takes concrete measures aiming to reduce the GHG emissions. Information on global warming is available. The resort is involved in at least one of the following steps:
- It has undertaken an evaluation of the GHG emissions. In this case, a plan
for the reduction of the impact of emissions has been worked out (or is being
developed) and measures are being taken.
- A local climate plan.
- A sustainable contract or an equivalent program.