Whistler Blackcomb (WB) last week was named winner of the Golden Eagle Award for overall environmental excellence at the recent 2010 National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Convention and Tradeshow.
The award, announced on Friday (May 7) marked the third time WB has received the honour, considered the highest level of environmental achievement in the ski industry.
“It is profoundly inspiring for us to be recognized by our industry peers for overall environmental excellence as we continue to strive for improved performance,” Arthur DeJong, WB mountain planning and environmental resource manager.
Judges credited WB for its comprehensive approach to environmental stewardship, including efforts to reduce waste and conserve energy and its involvement in the development of the Fitzsimmons Creek run-of-river power project that will produce enough power to match the company’s entire annual energy consumption. Having gone into operation early this year, the project was developed produced in partnership with Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., part of Ledcor Power Group.
WB also placed among the top three in the following Silver Eagle
categories: Excellence in Energy Conservation/Clean Energy, Excellence
in Environmental Education and Excellence in Stakeholder Relations.