By Auden Schendler
This publication has grew to become out to be the easiest sustainability publication i have learn all 12 months. between different issues, it has encouraged me to target motion.
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Meanwhile, it would take tens of billions of dollars to keep all the existing plants on line (if that’s even possible), let alone build any more of them. qxd 32 12/1/08 2:54 PM Page 32 GETTING GREEN DONE and shutdowns; has benefited from government subsidies almost equal to the construction costs of the plants; presents a terrorist threat and a seemingly insoluble waste disposal problem; and would not be viable without huge government subsidies that make taxpayers liable for big catastrophes. ) A similar argument can be made for the difficulty of each of Romm’s required actions.
To quote John McEnroe: “You have got to be kidding me! ” When it comes to environmental issues, the natural human focus on the tangible, the doable—recycling, for example—has become a prime barrier to getting anything substantial done. We can’t seem to let go. But the climate battle doesn’t look like a recycled ski pass or a canvas shopping bag. Nor does it look like an off-thegrid house, a car that runs on French fry grease, a Prius, or even a residential solar system. These images aren’t irrelevant, but they are only a very small piece of the puzzle—unless and until they happen everywhere, not just in a few wealthy and enlightened enclaves.
Qxd 12/1/08 2:54 PM Page 49 Sustainability, Fork-Split cause providing the very best services has traditionally meant throwing a lot of energy at guests. And as a result, saving energy at the Nell is like shooting fish in a barrel. So that’s where Aspen Skiing Company decided to start its sustainability work. Despite—or perhaps because of—the fact that you can buy a $10,000 bottle of wine there. From Think Tank to Parking Garage When I first came to Aspen Skiing Company, I was fresh out of the nonprofit sector, having received my sustainability education at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), one of the leading think—and do—tanks in the sustainability field.
Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution by Auden Schendler