Environmentally Engaged: Providing Green Wedding Options
By James O'Donnell Chief Operating Officer, Vail Resorts Hospitality | May 05, 2013
At Vail Resorts, environmental stewardship means more than responsibility, it means interdependence. Our resorts operate in some of the world's greatest natural environments, and from Day One, caring for and preserving these natural environments has been inherent to how we operate our business.
Our commitment to forest health, conservation of natural resources and building strong communities resonates through the actions we take daily – both as a Company and as individuals. Together we work to reduce our energy use and eliminate waste, significantly support community non-profits and engage employees through Company-sponsored volunteer events. It's a philosophical approach to how Vail Resorts operate its business, being continually aware of how our decisions and actions resonate with all of our stakeholders, and helping connect the passions of employees to the places that they call home.
Our dedication to striving for the highest in sustainability standards is evident in our green building practices, including the following certifications:
- The Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club clubhouse - USGBC LEED Gold Certified
- One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, - Green Globe Certified
- Broomfield Headquarters – USGBC LEED Gold Certified
- Tamarak Lodge in Heavenly – USGBC LEED Certified
- Zephyr Lodge in Northstar – USGBC LEED Certified
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