Warren, VT (October 17, 2012) – Timbers Restaurant, Sugarbush Resort’s signature restaurant, recently joined 1% For The Planet, the global collection of businesses pledging one-percent of revenues to environmental causes.
“We’re absolutely delighted that our neighbor Sugarbush has joined 1% for the Planet through their flagship restaurant, Timbers,” says Terry Kellogg, CEO of 1% For The Planet. “They’re investing in the future of their business by supporting brand-aligned Vermont nonprofits. With Jackson Hole in the West and Sugarbush Resort in the East, we hope they will inspire other businesses who depend on the environment to make a similar commitment and join 1% for the Planet.”
Sugarbush Resort has made significant investments contributing to the health of the local environment. In addition, many sustainable practices have been initiated around the resort.
“Given that our business operates in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest, Sugarbush Resort has a special responsibility to help preserve and protect our ecosystem and minimize the environmental impacts of doing business,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. “Our efforts have included the use of biodiesel, waste diversion programs, composting initiatives and long-term water quality restoration projects, which have been lauded by the EPA as a ‘success story.’ Sugarbush’s 1% For the Planet membership is a further step towards committing more resources to environmental causes outside of our company, and we are looking forward to our partnership with 1% and seeing the impacts of these additional investments.”
About Sugarbush Resort
With 2600′ of vertical, 111 trails, and more than 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort’s two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of winter adventurers. Sugarbush was rated by OnTheSnow.com as having the “Best Terrain in the Northeast” and as “Best Overall Resort in the Northeast” (2012), Ski Magazine said Sugarbush is “Vermont skiing at its best.” and Outside Magazine called the area the “Best Ski Town in the East” (2010). For more information on Sugarbush, please visit www.sugarbush.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Sugarbush.VT.
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This growing global movement of over 1,400 member companies in 45 countries donate one percent of annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.