Environmental consciousness is now more important than ever and it is pivotal to the success of the movement that efforts to improve sustainability are recognized. Ski Vermont has taken the initiative to express its gratitude to resorts that have gone above what is required and bestow its leaders in environmentalism with the Green Mountain Awards. Bravo Vermont!

From Ski Vermont:

The Vermont Ski Areas Association is excited to announce the winners of the second annual Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence at Vermont Ski Resorts. Judged by Melinda Vieux, President of Green Up Vermont, Alan Hebert of Efficiency Vermont and VSAA President Parker Riehle, resorts competed to win awards in environmental stewardship. Categories looked closely at improvements made to waste reduction, water consumption, carbon footprint and combined environmental efforts.

Winners of the 2014 Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence include:

Greenest Overall Resort in Vermont
Killington Resort

Most Improved Resort Overall
Mount Snow Resort

Most Improved Carbon Footprint
Stratton Mountain Resort

Most Improved Water Consumption
Mount Snow Resort

Most Improved Waste Reduction
Stowe Mountain Resort

For more information about the winning entries and efforts, visit www.skivermont.com.