Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

5 Easy Ways To Help The Earth Every Day

Earth is a big place, but individual actions can still have a significant impact. Audra Manzer photo.

We're big fans of the Earth, and try our best to be environmentally-friendly in all aspects of life. Here are some suggestions for simple things that can make a big difference in the long-run:

Use a Reusable Water Bottle and Grocery Bag

Humanity uses a ludicrous amount of plastic water bottles — roughly 1 million are bought per minute — and less than 10% are recycled. It's environmentally friendly and cost-effective to buy a reusable bottle that can last for years. Many grocery stores are encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags to avoid the need for disposable plastic or paper. The best answer to "Plastic or paper?" is "Neither."

Earn Your Turns

National Park Service photo.

While winter sports are an inherently consumption-heavy pastime, requiring vast amounts of gear and transportation, there are ways to minimize environmental impacts. Instead of using a chairlift, gondola, or tram to reach the mountaintop, consider skinning or bootpacking. If you have the opportunity, try hoofing it every once in a while.

Bike or Carpool

sonysnob photo.

Whether you're headed to work or play, try and use low-impact forms of transportation. Biking is a win-win for both the biker and the planet. Bikers don't consume fossil fuels and get in shape at the same time. Carpooling still uses fuel, but reduces emissions. Plus it's fun.

Wear Sustainable Clothing

Wearing clothing which incorporates recycled materials is an easy way to look stylish while passively contributing to waste-reduction. TGR, for example, offers a line of recycled clothing. Each item contains 8 plastic bottles which otherwise would add to the staggering amount of plastic which populates our landfills.

Support POW

POW photo.

There are numerous ways to get involved with Jeremy Jones' POW project. Whether you donate money, time, or just want to get educated, POW is an excellent resource and community for environmentally-concerned winter sports enthusiasts.

Play
READ THE STORY
Man Hospitalized After Contracting Peter Pan Syndrome
Up Next Culture

Man Hospitalized After Contracting Peter Pan Syndrome

Man Hospitalized After Contracting Peter Pan Syndrome

SKI TOWN, USA — A new study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Peter Pan Syndrome, the condition best known for afflicting 20-to 40-year-old males in American ski towns, is becoming exponentially more common. The landmark study, published Thursday in the medical journal , suggests that the coming-of-age of millennials, coupled with the onset of the Great Recession, has provided the perfect storm for young people in mountain towns to reportedly “not

Play
READ THE STORY
What it Takes to Be the Fastest Ski Gang in Aspen
Up Next Ski

What it Takes to Be the Fastest Ski Gang in Aspen

What it Takes to Be the Fastest Ski Gang in Aspen

What started as a few 10-year old Aspen ski racers toying around and causing no good in their little ski gang deemed ‘The Stallions,’ would later evolve into a 15-member crew of ripping skiers. The group's name would change to something more representative of their ideals, a name set in place to pay homage to the late Hunter S. Thompson and his adopted slogan while running for Sheriff of Aspen and Pitkin County–“Freak Power.” While the esteemed journalist would lose the election he

Play
READ THE STORY
Video: How Bill Nye Really Feels About Climate Change
Up Next Culture

Video: How Bill Nye Really Feels About Climate Change

Video: How Bill Nye Really Feels About Climate Change

Bill Nye not the same Bill Nye we used to know pic.twitter.com/LgKef8E4vG— jourdain (@jourdaindong) May 13, 2019 For many, Bill Nye is the friendly and familiar face of science. His show graced the airwaves from 1993 to 1999, lightheartedly teaching kids the fundamentals of science. It's clear, however, that the omnipresent threat of anthropogenic climate change has worn into Nye's happy-go-lucky attitude towards science. RELATED: Yoga Meets Winter in Snow-ga In a recently-aired