(Ben Rifkin/Anna Olson (307) 739-2704/2707 benr or annao @jacksonhole.com)
In support of Sustainable Slopes Outreach Day, JHMR will contribute a percentage from each lift ticket purchased at the ticket window on February 21 to the Jackson Hole Community Recycling Project. These funds will be used to promote and expand recycling programs in the Jackson Hole valley. An information booth set up in the base area will demonstrate JHMR's past, present, and ongoing commitment to various aspects of sustainability, including energy conservation, alternate energy sources, public transportation programs, wetlands rehabilitation, reforestation, and recycling.
JHMR is directly reducing emissions with the following new initiatives:
Planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide as an offset to business air travel.
Purchasing START bus passes for all employees and all season pass holders to encourage use of mass transportation.JHMR is also demonstrating environmental commitment by:
Purchasing wind energy to power two of its chairlifts: Moose Creek and Union Pass.
Retrofitting buildings with high efficiency lighting.
Boosting our use of recycled paper.
Undertaking an energy audit of the Casper Restaurant.
Implementing an extensive recycling and waste reduction program including the installation of a new, recycling trailer in Teton Village for homeowners and visitors.
Working with Teton Science School, and the United States Forest Service to improve the Ske-cology environmental education program.