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Green Initiatives

Green Commitment

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is committed to protecting the environment.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort "going green" did not start when the term was coined. For years, being responsible stewards of everything we touch has been important to our 500 plus employees. Positioned in a gateway city to the Rockies, we love our pure air, water and pristine environments and are doing all we can to preserve this natural beauty. From reducing, reusing and recycling to using eco-friendly products to reducing utility consumption, we are taking sustainability seriously. Cheyenne Mountain Resort is focused on always thinking "Environmental impact first", in all purchasing decisions and in use of all chemicals, electrical/gas powered equipment, lighting and disposition of any recyclable material. For more information on our green program, please contact us at 719-538-4000 or click here to email us.

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Member of the Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network  

 

Catamount Institute's Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network (PPSBN) is an alliance of business, governmental, community, and advocacy leaders working to build and advance sustainability in the Pikes Peak region. The prosperity of our region is measured by the well-considered efforts of a diverse community; taking responsibility for tomorrow by making sustainable choices today.
PPSBN brings businesses together to share best practices and support collaborative efforts to reach a new kind of sustainability standard that improves the triple bottom line -

People, Planet, & Profit.

  • Each of us takes responsibility for our actions
  • Business leaders engage in practices that respect our natural resources, give back to the community, and positively affect the bottom line
  • Our children experience the wonder of the outdoors firsthand while developing real-life skills that will serve society as well as themselves

As a member, Cheyenne Mountain Resort has agreed to use sustainable business practices which decrease environmental impact through efficiencies and innovation.

Learn more at www.catamountinstitute.org




Certified Green by IACC Gold Tier Status - www.iacconline.org/education/index.cfm?fuseaction=environmental  

The International Association of Conference Centers shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

The International Association of Conference Centers has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 55 tenets in the following areas:

Education, Awareness and Public Declaration

  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Water Conservation
  • Purchasing
  • Energy Management
  • Air Quality
  • Food & Beverage

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices.

When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their organization supports IACC's Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC recognizes three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

In efforts to "Do our part" in protecting our environment, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort has taken many steps to ensure that we act responsibly when providing services to our guests and the local community, focusing on ways that we can conserve valuable resources and lessen environmental impact. Cheyenne Mountain Resort has a long established "Green" committee, comprised of staff members and directed by members of our Executive Committee. Our Green committee has been instrumental in developing/implementing our current green strategies.


 


Awards

Our Certification/Awards:

  • International Association of Conference Center's 2011 Code of Sustainability, Gold tier
  • Community Sustainability Top Award by the Catamount Institute 2010 (Catamount Institute cultivates the critical minds of today while nurturing the critical minds of tomorrow. Its mission is to inspire ecological stewardship through education, sustainability and leadership)
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership 2010 Silver Partner (Cheyenne Mountain Resort is one of only 44 organizations in the state to be a Silver Partner the only independent resort/hotel among the entire membership of 134, and one of just six organizations from Colorado Springs).
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Environmental Program, Silver Partner 2010 (letter from our governor)

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