Energy: A lot of energy is needed to run a ski resort, and we have taken some big steps to help reduce our energy use, but we've got some more work to do. POWDR and Mt. Bachelor are currently working together to do a full Greenhouse Gas Inventory that will help us benchmark where we are currently, and this will allow us to set big, traceable goals for the future.
Transportation: Mt. Bachelor is just a short drive from the city of Bend, but there are a lot of vehicles that make the trek to and from the mountain every day throughout the summer and winter seasons. In an effort to reduce the number of cars on the road, we began a carpooling program in 2016 that encourages guests to link up with friends before heading to the mountain. Since 2016, this program has helped reduce vehicle traffic by an estimated 18,000 cars, annually. Mt. Bachelor has also partnered with Cascades East Transit (CET) to include Mt. Bachelor as a stop on one of their routes. This shuttle service is available to all Mt. Bachelor employees for free. Take advantage of this awesome perk, and coordinate carpools whenever you can. It'll help you save money as well as reduce your carbon footprint.
When you see single use plastic debris in the mountains and other natural places, pick it up
Encourage and recognize fellow team-members in doing the same
Be an advocate for our Play Forever Initiatives to other employees and guests
Get involved in our Play Forever programs across the mountain, and be mindful of waste, energy, and transportation use in your department
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