The Winter X Games in Aspen produces a big carbon footprint, the Aspen Times reports, but Aspen Skiing Company (Skico), which produces the games that ended Sunday, is taking measures to make the annual event more sustainable.
Skico vice president of sustainability Auden Schendler tells the newspaper that the company doesn’t have specific data on the X Games’ carbon footprint but says it is “a big impact.”
Snowmaking is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Schendler estimates this accounts for 5 percent of Skico’s overall annual GHG emissions. But by replacing older snowmaking guns with more efficient models, Skico is shrinking the event’s carbon footprint, the paper reports. Sigue leyendo