Boreal makes strides to reduce carbon footprint

By investing in energy efficiency, green building, alternative fuels, renewable energy and waste reduction Boreal Mountain Resort has reduced its carbon footprint by 72 tons between 2014-2015,

The ski resort is on track to increase that number in 2016.

Boreal’s changes include: a snowmaking cooling system, HVAC in shop, airlock door in loading bay, washable dishes at camp and restaurant, 100 percent purchasing of electricity through renewable energy credits.

Another successful initiative is Protect Your Playground, which exists to empower and inspire individuals to identify and develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds.

The resort’s efforts also tie into Truckee’s Climate Action Plan.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report