Pejo Goes Plastic Free

Italian ski centre Pejo, a ski and thermal spa resort in Trentino’s Stelvio National Park, is claiming to be the first in the world to ban the use of single use plastics. That means no plastic cutlery, plates, straws, glasses, bottles or even sachets of ketchup are permitted in the valley. The move came after […]

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Kazakhstan’s President Cancels Ski Resort Project on Environmental Grounds

Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is reported to have ‘frozen’ a long-planned project to build a large ski resort at Kok-Zhaylau. The ski resort, reported to be a pet-project of Tokayev’s predecessor, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who ran the country for nearly 29 years between independence in 1990 and his resignation in March this year. The project has […]

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Vermont Ski Industry’s 668 Green Projects To Save 1.77 Billion Tons of CO2

The state of Vermont has long been a leader in the “green movement” by promoting best practices regarding the environment. That same ideology is a guiding force throughout the state’s ski industry. Efficiency is a top priority in the design and implementation of everything from snowmaking and equipment to the utensils in base lodge eateries. […]

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Green Electricity from Snowfall

Researchers at UCLA have engineered a device that can generate electricity from falling snow. Christened a “snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator” or snow TENG for short, it works by taking advantage of the fact that snow is positively charged and the silicone the device uses is negatively charged. When the falling snow comes into contact with the […]

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