When your entire industry runs off snow, climate change is going to be something that you care about. The ski industry has been working hard now to create some positive change in the world when it comes to global warming. The changes that they are helping to make are rippling out far past just the ski resorts and rental shops around the world. Their use of alternative energy and other out of the box thinking are helping them to create positive change in the world.
Lobbying for change
There are plenty of industry leaders and professional athletes alike who have been lobbying for change in governments around the world for many years. It is impressive to see pro snowboarders and skiers like Jeremy Jones taking the time to speak before Congress at hearings. These are the types of changes that we need to see happen. It will be easier to see a positive change in the world when those with a big pull on social media and in their industry get involved. With more professional athletes getting involved in this movement, it will be easier for true changes to be realized.
Ski resorts using alternative energy
Just because there is a problem with climate change doesn’t mean that ski resorts are ready to give up. Instead, they are taking a proactive approach when it comes to solving the problem. More and more ski resorts around the world are working with alternative energy sources like solar and wind power. It will only be a matter of time before almost every ski resort in the world is going green. Sundance Ski Resort in Provo, Utah is a great example of a resort that is trying to put out zero emissions into the environment. They have opted out of faster running lifts for those that will be completely powered off of alternative sources of energy. They have set a great example for other resorts to follow.
While climate change could be the end of the ski industry, they are fighting hard to make sure that this doesn’t happen. Climate change is still in the early stages. With the right changes, we will be able to keep the ski and snowboarding industry thriving. It is now more important than ever to create a world that is sustainable. Focusing on alternative energy and shedding light on the situation are the first steps we can take for our planet before it is too late.