A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Brighton Makes Headway in Achieving Net Zero by 2030
By Erika Kazi
Having spent many years working closely with the US Forest Service and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, investing in LED lighting fixtures, reducing water usage, and participating in local advocacy, Brighton Resort has officially enhanced their contribution to a brighter future by joining all of the Boyne Resorts in the Forever Project – a commitment to reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
This is very exciting news as it paves the way for more engagement, bigger projects, and clear dedication to ensuring a perpetuation of our winters. Brighton and Boyne are joining many other ski areas in the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) in a dedication to “raise awareness of the potential impacts of climate change on our weather-dependent business and the winter recreation experience; reduce our greenhouse gas emissions; and encourage others to take action as well” (Keep Winter Cool – a collaboration between the National Resource Defence Council – NRDC – and the NSAA).
By reaching a goal of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions, Brighton is dedicating their time and energy to transform the impact of our beloved resort with minimal changes to the day-to-day experience of our customers. We are dedicated to finding opportunities to invest in more efficient technologies to provide the same winter services that you have come to know and love.
What are Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Greenhouse gas emissions are gasses like carbon dioxide, methane, and refrigerants (CFCs) that when released into Earth’s atmosphere cause a chemical reaction that traps heat causing climate change. They also contribute to respiratory diseases from smog and air pollution – an issue made worse by the inversion in the Salt Lake valley. By reducing our greenhouse gas emissions at Brighton Resort, we are participating in what must become a global effort to minimize the changes to our climate and the subsequent extreme weather, drought, wildfires, and reduced snowfall.