About the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition works to promote environmental stewardship. By evaluating ski area responsiveness to the needs of environmental stewardship, local communities, and the recreational public in a manner that is consistent to changing economic and environmental policies, we can potentially influence current business practices and trends to be increasingly more eco-friendly. Staff and Volunteers and of SACC are skiers themselves, and recognize skiing and mountain recreations as a valid and great use of public lands. The experiences, enjoyment, and memories that are created through the use of public lands cannot be monetarily measured; they are invaluable. As Theodore Roosevelt noted, “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we thought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” Squaw Valley Environmental Report Card: A | Ski Area Citizens Coalition | Unofficial Networks

Squaw Valley Environmental Report Card: A | Ski Area Citizens Coalition

Squaw Valley Environmental Report Card: A | Ski Area Citizens Coalition

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Squaw Valley Environmental Report Card: A | Ski Area Citizens Coalition

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The Ski Area Citizens Coalition (http://www.skiareacitizens.com/index.php) is a group who gives out report card grades to ski areas across the American West each year regarding their environmental sensibility. Squaw got an A! Sounds great to us, what do you guys think? What do you think about this report card thing?

About the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition
The Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition works to promote environmental stewardship.  By evaluating ski area responsiveness to the needs of environmental stewardship, local communities, and the recreational public in a manner that is consistent to changing economic and environmental policies, we can potentially influence current business practices and trends to be increasingly more eco-friendly.
Staff and Volunteers and of SACC are skiers themselves, and recognize skiing and mountain recreations as a valid and great use of public lands. The experiences, enjoyment, and memories that are created through the use of public lands cannot be monetarily measured; they are invaluable.  As Theodore Roosevelt noted, “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we thought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”

Squaw Valley USA
Report Card 

The Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition encourages you to visit Squaw Valley USA and also requests that you click here to send an email to Squaw Valley USA to encourage them to continue their environmental stewardship.
Overall:
A
89.2%

Habitat Protection (104 Points) – View Full Report
100.0%
1.         Maintaining Ski Terrain Within the Existing Footprint (30 points)
2.         Preserving Undisturbed Lands from Development (31 points)
3.         Protecting or Maintaining Endangered, Species (22 points)
4.         Preserving Environmentally Sensitive Areas (21 points)
Protecting Watersheds (35 Points) – View Full Report
A
100.0%
5.         Protecting/Preserving Wetlands (9 points)
6.         Protecting Water Quality (12 points)
7.         Water Conservation (14 points)
Addressing global climate change (50 Points)- View Full Report
A
70.0%
8.         Conserving energy by avoiding new snowmaking. (10pts)
9.         Renewable Energy (17 points)
10.       Energy Efficiency (14 points)
11.       Transportation (9 points)
 

Environmental policies and practices (41 Points) – View Full Report
A
80.5%
12.       Environmental Policy Positions and Advocacy (17 points)
13 .      Waste Stream Management (9 points)
14 .      Purchasing (8 points)
15 .      Environmental Reporting and Accountability (5 points)
16 .      Community Sustainability (2 points)

 

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