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Background and Overview
Reasons to Change
Environmental Management
Preventing Pollution
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Best Management Practices to Protect Golf Course W...
Best management practices and integrated pest management for protection of natural resources on golf...

Comprehensive Procurement Guide
Offers a data base of manufacturers and suppliers of commercial/industrial products and their recycl...

Greening Your Ski Area
The handbook provides environmental strategies for on-mountain operations, as well as for management...

Sustainable Building Technical Manual
Department of Energy Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development comprehensive manual for desig...

Ski Areas - Preventing Pollution Links

These resources give more detailed information about the concepts presented in this section. There are 34 links in this section.

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Article/report: 5
Case study/success story: 1
Chapter: 1
Fact sheet/checklist: 7
List: 2
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Software/electronic tool: 2
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Arapahoe Basin Employee Environmental Fund
Abstract: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area employees have an employee sponsored Environmental Fund. Employees can voluntarily make pretax donations, via payroll deduction, to this fund. The ski area will match these donations dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $1000 annually.
Source: Arapahoe Basin
URL: http://arapahoebasin.com/?page=site/text&nav_id=efd60f1234e665

Aspen Skiing Company Cirque Lift
Abstract: Description of Aspen Skiing Company’s ecologically sound Cirque Lift construction and operation.
Source: Aspen Skiing Company
URL: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/environment/programs/Green/cirque

Best Management Practices to Protect Golf Course Watersheds
Abstract: Best management practices and integrated pest management for protection of natural resources on golf course watersheds
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/initiative/golfenv.html

Environmental Purchasing
Abstract: Contains information to assist purchasers in efforts to establish or maintain an environmental purchasing program. Included are information that can assist in identifying "green" products and setting up an environmental purchasing program.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pprc/pubs/topics/envpurch.html

Green Hotel Initiative
Abstract: A coalition of environmental, investor, and advocacy groups working toward sustainability, began a program called the Green Hotel Initiative (GHI). The purpose is to catalyze the demand for and supply of environmentally responsible and sustainable hotel services.
Source: Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
URL: http://www.ceres.org/industryprograms/ghi.php

Case study/success story

Aspen Skiing Company - Directing an Environmental Commitment
Abstract: Auden Schendler, Environmental Director of Aspen-Snowmass, explains that a business's environmental commitment takes vision and money.
Source: Aspen Skiing Company
URL: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/environment/abouteac/default.cfm


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Abstract: Chemicals that are F-listed hazardous waste constituents are defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations Section 261.31 are listed on this web site.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecf

Fact sheet/checklist

Energy Star® Restaurant Service
Abstract: Provides advice on and sources for reducing operating costs of restaurants by improving energy efficiency.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=small_business.sb_restau

Fact Sheets on Pollution Prevention for Fleet Maintenance Facilities
Abstract: Series of fact sheets produced by EPA Region 9 and Tetra Tech EM Inc. covering a wide range of P2 opportunities for auto repair and fleet maintenance facilities including auto parts cleaning, aqueous brake washing, refillable spray bottles, reusable oil filters, oil life extension, antifreeze recycling, floor cleanup, and oil/water separators.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/preview.cfm?RESOURCE_ID=253

Global Reporting Initiative
Abstract: This organization strives to make environmental reporting as routine and credible as financial reporting.
Source: United Nations Environment Program
URL: http://www.globalreporting.org/guidelines/2002.asp

Janitorial Chemical Product Selection Fact Sheets
Abstract: Contains numerous pollution prevention resources, including a series of fact sheets on janitorial product selection for toilet cleaners, carpet care, hard floor cleaners, restroom cleaners, glass cleaners, metal cleaners, and disinfectants. Facts sheets are available in English and Spanish.
Source: Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network
URL: http://www.westp2net.org/Janitorial/factsheets.htm

Pollution Prevention by Building Green [PDF]
Abstract: Ohio EPA fact sheet about design, site selection, landscaping, building methods and building materials for “green” building.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/greenbuilding_web.pdf

Recycling Collection [PDF]
Abstract: Waste Wise tip sheet.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/02/01874.pdf

Restaurant's Guide to Waste Reduction and Recycling Polystyrene
Abstract: Fact sheets on polystyrene, and information on its safety, economy, recyclability, and environmental impact.
Source: Polystyrene Packaging Council
URL: http://www.polystyrene.org/environment/environment.html


Comprehensive Procurement Guide
Abstract: Offers a data base of manufacturers and suppliers of commercial/industrial products and their recycled content.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency Comprehensive Procurement Guideline
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cpg/products/tissue.htm

Testing of Chemicals Guidelines
Abstract: The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are priced publications and can be purchased either individually or as a set of two binders containing loose-leaf paper copies of all Test Guidelines, together totalling approximately one thousand pages.
Source: Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development
URL: http://www.oecd.org/about/0,2337,en_2649_34377_1_1_1_1_1,00.ht


Greening Your Golf Course [PDF]
Abstract: A pollution prevention guide for Colorado golf courses.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
URL: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/el/documents/golfcourse/golfp2gui

Greening Your Ski Area
Abstract: The handbook provides environmental strategies for on-mountain operations, as well as for management functions that can impact environmental performance.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/skigreen/

Recycling Guidebook for the Hospitality and Restaurant Industries [PDF]
Abstract: Lays out recycling and waste reduction programs specifically for hospitality and restaurant businesses.
Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Department of Environmental Programs
URL: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Publications/BizWaste/44198016.pdf

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Abstract: Main topics of this on-line source book include water, energy, building materials, and solid waste.
Source: Sustainable Sources
URL: http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/

Sustainable Building Technical Manual
Abstract: Department of Energy Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development comprehensive manual for designing, operating, and maintaining environmentally friendly buildings. More than 300 pages of detailed suggestions written by more than 24 leading experts designed to synthesize the large volume of information available on green buildings
Source: Department of Energy Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
URL: http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/articles/ptipub.shtml

US Air Force Golf Course Environmental Management Program
Abstract: Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), in concert with Air Force Services and their golf program, provides the U.S. Air Force Golf Course Environmental Management Program. Checklists for pollution prevention and conservation can be found at: http://www.hqafcee.brooks.af.mil/ec/golf/checklist.asp
Source: United States Air Force
URL: http://www.hqafcee.brooks.af.mil/ec/golf/default.asp

Software/electronic tool

Energy Star® Benchmarking and Portfolio Manager
Abstract: Energy Star ® developed Portfolio Manager to help businesses continually track and compare energy use critical to successful energy management.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=evaluate_performance.bus

Green Developments Book and CD ROM
Abstract: A textbook and accompanying CD ROM for developers, architects, and engineers; describes green development principles and practices and presents over 200 case studies of green buildings around the world; each case study includes a description of green features, cost savings, and impacts; searchable database based on keywords, locations, building types (commercial, industrial, residential, and so on), and other attributes; contains technical briefs on various technologies as well as background information on the basics of green design.
Source: Rocky Mountain Institute
URL: http://www.rmi.org/store/pid959.php

Web site

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Abstract: Provides documents, tools, and purchasing information to facilitate environmentally friendly purchasing.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/

Green Globe
Abstract: Sustainable travel and tourism program established by the World Travel and Tourism Council (www.wttc.org). The program is designed to support companies, communities, and consumers seeking sustainable tourism.
Source: Green Globe
URL: http://www.greenglobe.org

How to Recycle Your (Used Oil) Filters
Abstract: Filter Manufacturers Council represents North American manufacturers of vehicular and industrial filtration products. The Council has undertaken several environmental initiatives including partnering with states to promote the proper management of used oil filters. In addition, the operation of the hotline and website provide information regarding state regulations and companies that transport, process and recycle used oil filters. Site contains used oil filter management procedures, descriptions of requirements in different states, and lists of filter recycling companies in different states.
Source: Filter Manufacturers Council
URL: http://www.filtercouncil.org

Integrated Pest Management Almanac
Abstract: Web site that provides information and tools for IPM planning and implementation. Contains resources such as IPM basics, IPM plans, a glossary, checklists, tip sheets, search engines, and links to IPM Solutions Newsletter.
Source: Gempler's
URL: http://www.ipmalmanac.com

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Abstract: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design website promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members work together to develop LEED™ products and resources, policy guidance, and educational and marketing tools that support the adoption of sustainable building. LEED™ is a self-certifying system for rating new and existing commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council
URL: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

National Ski Areas Association
Abstract: In June 2000, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) adopted an Environmental Charter and a program known as Sustainable Slopes that provides a framework for environmental stewardship at ski areas. The Green Room contains a database of actions ski areas have taken.
Source: National Ski Areas Association
URL: http://www.nsaa.org/nsaa/home/

Preventing and Responding to Oil Leaks
Abstract: Information about EPA's program for preventing, preparing for, and responding to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the U.S.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency Oil Program
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/index.htm

Sustainable 21st Century Tourism
Abstract: Sustainable travel and tourism program established by the World Travel and Tourism Council (www.wttc.org). The program is designed to support companies, communities, and consumers seeking sustainable tourism.
Source: Green Globe 21
URL: http://www.greenglobe.org

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Energy Efficiency Software
Abstract: SBIC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide. It distributes Energy 10 software, which has user-friendly, comprehensive energy usage simulations for buildings of less than 10,000 square feet
Source: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
URL: http://www.sbicouncil.org

Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Abstract: Designed to develop and coordinate uniform evaluation trials of turfgrass varieties and promising selections.
Source: National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Association
URL: http://www.ntep.org/

Peaks to Prairies is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange™, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WRPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).