SAVING WATER & ENERGY

SAVING WATER

Water is one of the most precious resources we have and on top of a mountain we need to think about how we use every drop.   It’s actually pretty simple to save water.

  • Spend less time in the shower.
  • Fix leaky taps.
  • Install and use water saving appliances.
  • Only use washing machines and dishwashers when you have a full load.
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
  • Use the half flush button on toilets.
  • Insulate water pipes to prevent them freezing and bursting.

Remember, the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Every drop of water we use up here means less for snowmaking and the rivers and streams below.

Click here for a print out of these tips as a reminder

HOW CAN I SAVE ENERGY?

Keep Winter Cool

Climate change is impacting our fragile alpine environment - but the good news is that skiers, snowboarders and snowplayers can all do something to help. Even small changes to our energy consumption and behaviour will help reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, and help preserve our alpine environments in the future.

The biggest cause of global warming is carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere when fossil fuels such as oil and coal are burned for energy. So when you reduce your energy consumption, you fight global warming.

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management is participating in an innovative program; using infra-red thermography and air outflow measures to locate energy leakage points in buildings throughout the resort. The imagery and other measurements will be used to determine energy efficiency objectives and ultimately direct building improvements.

You can do your bit to reduce your emissions when you're at the snow.  Here's 10 simple ways to help keep winter cool:

  • Reduce energy used for transport - share a ride or take a bus to the snow and to work.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when at home or on holiday - it is best to turn them off at the powerpoint.
  • Purchase energy efficient appliances - choose the highest energy-efficient star rating and use compact fluorescent lights.
  • Insulate your house or lodge - turn down the thermostat and use draught stoppers.
  • Cut hot water consumption - wash clothes in cold water and fit water-efficient shower heads and reducers.
  • Eco-buy - purchase greenhouse friendly products from local sources.
  • Support renewable energy sources - switch to Green Power with your electricity supplier.
  • Plant a tree - trees take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - reducing waste reduces landfill and thus reduces production of the greenhouse gas methane.
  • Lead change at your workplace or business - Spread the word to cool global warming and keep winter cool.

Click here to share these tips or stick them on the fridge!

LIke to more about climate science and supporting positive change to preserve our alpine environment?  

Join PROTECT OUR WINTERS to get involved with a community of snow loving people who want to preserve our alpine areas.


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