Clif Bar’s Save Our Snow (S.O.S.) program works to inspire and empower skiers and snowboarders to fight global warming. To date, Clif Bar has: (1) traveled to 50 ski resorts in 10 states––in an RV that runs on used veggie oil––to educate skiers about ways to reduce their climate footprint; (2) sponsored the Golden Eagle Awards, which recognize ski resorts for their eco efforts; (3) introduced the first ever iPhone app that combines updates about a ski resort’s environmental efforts with the current snow conditions; (4) co-sponsored Generations, a short film on the impact of global warming from the perspective of skiers and snowboarders (the film inspired our staff ecologist to join professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in Washington to speak to Congress on the issue); and (5) developed the nation’s first website for “green travel” to and from the slopes, helping people find local ski bus services and ridesharing opportunities.
"Amtrak agreed to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions from diesel locomotives by 6 percent from 2003 to 2010 (1998-2001 baseline) as a charter member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). We are meeting this reduction schedule and learned how to use some newer engine technologies and operating practices to make (and exceed) our reduction commitment. There are now ongoing initiatives at Amtrak to trial alternative fuels, use wind and solar energy for signal and yard operations and purchase new, even more efficient, locomotives."
-Roy Deitchman, Vice President of EHS of Amtrak