ENVIRO. CAMPAIGNS

Environmental Campaigns

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management continues to drive a number of environmental campaigns, encouraging the community and visitors to be actively involved in the conservation of the alpine environment since our Environment Department was established in 2002.

We are proud of our achievements as a community. Follow the links below to find out more about our campaigns.

Keep Winter Cool

Climate change is effecting our precious alpine environment - but the good news is that skiers, snowboarders and snowplayers can all do something to help. Even a small change to our energy consumption now will help reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, and thus 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.

You can do your bit to combat climate change 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 learn more about Water Consumption. 

Click here to learn more about sustainability in the Alps. 

Click here to learn more about Grease and Fats at Mt Buller. 

 

The Living Bin

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management has taken the resort's recycling to new heights via its award-winning Living Bin organics management system. In 2010 Resort Management launched its food waste recycling system as part of the Victorian Government's ‘Towards Zero Waste' strategy. The system encourages on-mountain operators to separate out organic waste, (fruit, vegetables and meat), which is collected and recycled into compost. The introduction of an onsite composting unit helps close the loop for food waste management at Mt Buller, enabling food waste to be processed at the on-mountain waste management centre and reused as compost throughout the resort. Since its inception, almost 100 properties participate in the program, that has seen over 337 tonnes of food waste diverted from landfill (that is a saving of over 641 tonnes of carbon emissions!). Save the snow, participate in The Living Bin Program.

Click here to download a copy of the Living Bin Sticker. 

For more information on how your lodge or venue could use the Living Bin, please contact the Environmental Services team on 03 5777 6077 or info@mtbuller.com.au

Click here to download a copy of the Living Bin Sticker. 


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