Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

The Changing Face of XC Skiing

(This is a companion article for “Cross Country Skiing.”)

Family skiing on Great Glen trails. Courtesy image from Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

Roger Lohr

Throughout the years, there have been some significant transformations in XC skiing to the benefit of skiers.

XC Skis: The most recent trend in XC skis is […]

Greening Up Regional Golf Courses with Solar and More

Laurel Lanes Country Club takes pride in their 100% solar-powered status along with many other environmental practices. Photo: Joseph Videtta.

Roger Lohr

Golfing is among the favorite warm-weather recreational options with more than 24 million golfers in the U.S. and another 9.9 million who use driving ranges or indoor golf simulators. […]

Going for Green with Energy Efficiency at This Year’s Olympics

By Dawn Selak

Later this week, athletes proudly wearing their countries’ colors will fill the winter sports arenas of PyeongChang, South Korea, as they compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. But one color—green—will be present throughout the games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee’s (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

These efforts—including a high-speed […]

Who’s Really the Winner of the Super Games?

Welcome to the 2018 Sustainability Super Bowl!

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops back to pass in the second half of Super Bowl LII. Image: Brian Allen/Voice of America.

By Chris Gillespie

Since both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles have impressive records when […]

Killington Resort’s Exemplary Sustainable Practices

By Roger Lohr

Ski areas in the U.S. continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change. Killington Resort in Vermont strives and continues to exceed customer expectations as a steward in the battle against climate change.

Renewable-Sourced Electricity

Recently, Killington announced its intention […]

Red Sox vs Yankees:

How the Rivals are Both Scoring Home Runs in Sustainability

PLUS: Super Bowl LII Goes Green!

The famous “Green Monster” at Fenway Park in Boston, user. Map: Ben Blatt/Harvard Sports Analysis Collective

By Chris Gillespie

Whether you’re wearing Red Sox red or Yankees navy blue, if you’re attending one of […]

The Snow IS Melting

The glacier has melted at the world’s highest ski resort at the Chacaltaya glacier, and so it has closed for good. Author Ville Miettinen from Helsinki, Finland. Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0. Wikimedia Commons

Ski and Ride While You Still Can.

By G. Harvey and N.R. Mallery

The January-February issue of the Sierra Club’s […]

Fat Bikes, Freedom, Fun and Fossil-Fuel-Free

A fat bike parked in front of the Village Sport Shop Trailside, on the Darling Hill Road, in Lyndonville, Vermont. Photo by Danielle Sussmann Turo.

By Danielle Sussmann Turo

Do you know what a fat bike is? Fat bikes are your guarantee of a fun bike ride in all-terrain, in all types […]

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

One of the Greenest Resorts

Jiminy Peak is striving to become 100% powered by renewable energy sources. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts just announced the construction start of a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located on 12 acres […]

A “Walk in the Woods” Movie

A “Walk in the Woods” on the Appalachian Trail Becomes a Movie

By Roger Lohr

An AMC Outdoors Magazine article referenced the coming movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book “A Walk in the Woods,” a comical ill-fated attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). The recent success of Reese Witherspoon in the movie […]