Thredbo going ‘green’
ONE IN 10 skiers to Thredbo now offset their travel emissions through a world-first carbon offsetting program.
Over the last two years, Greenfleet and Thredbo Resort have encouraged skiers to purchase a tree for $4 when they order lift passes; with each tree offsetting the emissions generated on the journey to and from the slopes.
Greenfleet’s CEO, Wayne Wescott, said that the number of people taking up the offsetting program at Thredbo was significantly more than those who offset their airline flights.
“Skiers are naturally passionate about their environment, and this world-first program is helping people to take personal and practical action on climate change while preserving the beautiful backyard of Kosciuszko National Park,” Mr Wescott said.
Greenfleet, which has planted more than 8.6 million trees around Australia, uses the money raised to plant forests at sites in and around Thredbo, Jindabyne and on the journey to and from Sydney.
These forests not only capture carbon, but also restore degraded land and create new habitat for threatened species.
Thredbo general manager, Jordan Rodgers, said that in just two years their customers had help to plant more than one thousand trees in the area.
“This is a meaningful way for skiers to give back to the land they love, and protect their sport at the same time,” Mr Rodgers said.
GREEN MACHINE: Guests travelling to Thredbo can offset their travel emissions through a special program set up by Greenfleet for only $4.