Copper Mountain installed highly efficient bottle re-filling stations around the resort in its quest to be 100 percent plastic bottle free. Join us in our pledge to significantly reduce the amount of plastic purchased and discarded by using refillable water bottles. Each time a bottle is refilled, guests are helping to reduce the amount of plastic being thrown away, or even the resources needed to recycle it.
Copper’s Food and Beverage Division has implemented a composting program with goal of zero waste at Copper Conference Center, Copper Station and Union Creek outlets. In 2013, these locations on the resort have recycled over 151 tons of waste and composted over 14 tons of “garbage,” keeping 165 tons of waste out of local landfills.
For the first time during the 2012/13 winter, Copper surveyed over 800 guests to better understand the awareness and importance our guests place on green efforts. Some key findings are:
The first year results suggest that green efforts do have a positive impact on Copper visitation, which is encouraging on both an environmental and financial front. Going forward, the Green Team plans to learn from the survey results and emulate the zero waste marketing program among other initiatives. It hopes to increase awareness among our guests much beyond the first year baseline, and will continue surveys to measure its success.
Exhaust emissions can affect respiratory health and affect people with asthma; diesel fuels in particular contain toxic exhaust components such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds. These emissions also contain carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas pollutants that lead to smog and climate change.
Copper Mountain is committed to reducing these emissions by raising awareness across the resort on the dangers of exhaust emissions and encouraging guests and incoming distributors to turn off their vehicle engines whenever possible. This will be done primarily through signs placed in key loading and unloading areas across the resort. This will create a healthier and more pleasant environment for our guests.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on Copper’s green initiatives.