Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland with the ski
area's 2014 Green Ribbon Award in Wellington. He is
pictured with Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean (left) and Environment
Minister Amy Adams. Photo supplied.
Coronet Peak has been honoured for its environmentally
sustainable procedures, this year receiving a Green Ribbon
Award, the awards announced by Environment Minister Amy Adams
at a dinner in Wellington last week.
The ski area took top honours in the ''large business
leadership'' category for its work to reduce waste, carbon
emissions, energy use and fuel consumption.
The Green Ribbon Awards were established in 1989 and
acknowledge businesses and individuals that make outstanding
contributions to protecting New Zealand's environment for
Ski area manager Ross Copland received the award on behalf of
the company and said he was ''ecstatic'' with the win.
Coronet Peak staff had worked hard to deliver a sustainable
business strategy and were continually educated on
A ''mountain-wide clean-up'' was held every summer to keep
the ski area clean, he said.
''We've put multiple initiatives in place which have reduced
our electricity usage by 10% and fuel consumption by 60,000
''We see Coronet Peak as an advocate for sustainable business
practices in New Zealand, so we're working hard to ensure we
'walk the talk'.''