SkiGreen MiniTags


Tina Basich 

Love riding or skiing but hate how driving all the way to the mountain makes you feel sooooo guilty? Besides finding out if a local ski center has a bus to the mountains (my local shop does one-day bus trips that include a lift ticket at a discount), or driving an efficient car, or at least making sure yours is as efficient as can be (be sure tires are inflated properly and all your filters are clean), the truth is you’re still going to be adding CO2 to get to the mountain. And CO2 causes global warming which means…..less snow! Less snow sucks.

Check out Ski Green minitags, which offset just the small amount of CO2 that it takes to get to the resort. Using carbon offset tags like these means that an equivalent amount of energy as you have used is being produced by a non-polluting energy source, and added to the power grid. That gives new solar, wind and small geothermal plants the support they need to grow and be competitive with the heavily subsidized oil, gas and coal plants.

Available at resorts throughout the country, SkiGreen Mini-Tags are a small purchase of renewable energy, roughly equal to the carbon emitted by a skier driving to and from a nearby mountain. For just $2, they give snow sport enthusiasts the power to help save the mountains they love.

Find out more at http://www.skigreen.org/

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.