XCFeedsSearching for Snow and Other Green (and White) Musings

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 23, 2010

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHpux3RzI/AAAAAAAAB3A/aL8bLBui_9c/s1600/IMG_0997.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”190″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHpux3RzI/AAAAAAAAB3A/aL8bLBui_9c/s320/IMG_0997.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divNordic skiers in the 21st century are lucky — there is still snow.nbsp; As I sit here typing I am looking up at the Green Mountains which are coated with snow above 3000 feet.nbsp; It’s mid October and I spent the last two evenings hiking to the top of Mad River Glen and making turns halfway down the mountain.nbsp; It almost seems too good to be true — like winter is here for good!nbsp; But, this cold snap will pass and the white mountains will soon be green again before winter takes a more firm hold.br /br /I also know that our winters are not as severe as they used to be here or in other parts of the world.nbsp; For Nordic skiers the reminders of this are all to real; canceled races, moved training camps, and roller skiing in January are a normal part of our sport these days.nbsp; We cannot save winter by ourselves — but we are in a unique position that we get to experience these changes first hand.nbsp; If for no other reason than selfishly wanting to ski for the rest of our lives — I think it is our responsibility to pass on this knowledge and live in a way that reduces our impact on the earth. br /br /A few weeks ago GMVS skiers were able to ski at a href=”http://skiitaly.biz/val-senales/”Val Senales/a in Northern Italy.nbsp; After our ski we were treated to a typical Italian meal at the mountain top lodge, which was filled with skiers from throughout the region.nbsp; Nearly one half of the lodge was dedicated to information concerning the decline of the once prolific glaciers in the surrounding mountains.nbsp; The Italians are celebrating their landscape and educating the public to the climate change that is so dramatically effecting their industry.nbsp; The above comparison of a photo of the South Tirol Alps (top half) from 2001, and a lithograph of the same mountain range (bottom half) in 1869, ought to be enough to make any skiers heart sink.nbsp; We are living in a time of serious transition.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHswpDafI/AAAAAAAAB3E/zBXtyvu027c/s1600/IMG_0998.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”104″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHswpDafI/AAAAAAAAB3E/zBXtyvu027c/s320/IMG_0998.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divAnother poster showing before (1900’s on top) and after (present day below).nbsp; br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHuyiZtLI/AAAAAAAAB3I/rUJfVWe0J-Y/s1600/IMG_1007.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHuyiZtLI/AAAAAAAAB3I/rUJfVWe0J-Y/s320/IMG_1007.JPG” width=”240″ //a/divSo what can we do? And what are we doing here at GMVS?br /br /We can raise awareness about what we consume as a community and reduce our impacts in simple, yet tangible ways.nbsp; br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHxfu7qxI/AAAAAAAAB3M/uicQDNkuFWY/s1600/IMG_1017.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”213″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJHxfu7qxI/AAAAAAAAB3M/uicQDNkuFWY/s320/IMG_1017.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can send a a href=”http://www.350.org/understanding-350#1″message/a to our political leaders that we as a community are interested in raising awareness about Climate Change.nbsp; Here the cast of the school play takes a pause from rehearsal on 10/10/10.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIF4VsfKI/AAAAAAAAB3Q/y07JXKX7Oks/s1600/IMG_1029.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIF4VsfKI/AAAAAAAAB3Q/y07JXKX7Oks/s320/IMG_1029.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can help promote clean energy sources and show that there is a growing market for renewable energy technologies.nbsp; Panels are sprouting all over the Mad River Valley and beyond.nbsp; This is a snapshot of a Solar Farm in Vergennes, VT.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIIzaecCI/AAAAAAAAB3U/B1EeMcpP4B8/s1600/IMG_1041.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIIzaecCI/AAAAAAAAB3U/B1EeMcpP4B8/s320/IMG_1041.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can enjoy and praise our surroundings.nbsp; The top of Mad River Glen on October 21, 2010.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”/divbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIQ2BNsiI/AAAAAAAAB3g/3rAZzoSB1_s/s1600/IMG_1051.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIQ2BNsiI/AAAAAAAAB3g/3rAZzoSB1_s/s320/IMG_1051.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can control our waste.nbsp; Since the start of school, we have diverted nearly a half ton of food waste to feed pigs at the local farm.nbsp; br /br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJISqQu8DI/AAAAAAAAB3k/ioR42gIqg28/s1600/IMG_1052.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJISqQu8DI/AAAAAAAAB3k/ioR42gIqg28/s320/IMG_1052.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divPig Buckets.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIUEPCcaI/AAAAAAAAB3o/FbmITQdczaU/s1600/IMG_1054.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIUEPCcaI/AAAAAAAAB3o/FbmITQdczaU/s320/IMG_1054.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWith a little time and a few buckets this little guy will…br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIWNvxqmI/AAAAAAAAB3s/PEPIir5PsBI/s1600/IMG_1056.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIWNvxqmI/AAAAAAAAB3s/PEPIir5PsBI/s320/IMG_1056.JPG” width=”232″ //a/divbecome like this nearly 700 boar!nbsp; And that beats a smelly dumpster!!br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”/divbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIZbJt6CI/AAAAAAAAB30/c6jZiH2QT4w/s1600/IMG_4053.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”222″ src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIZbJt6CI/AAAAAAAAB30/c6jZiH2QT4w/s320/IMG_4053.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can share our stories.nbsp; The Nordic Team hunting snow in September — Uina Dadaint.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIemANq9I/AAAAAAAAB38/wfr0Drks7-g/s1600/IMG_4076.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIemANq9I/AAAAAAAAB38/wfr0Drks7-g/s320/IMG_4076.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can explore new options.nbsp; Exiting the “Smugglers Route.”br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIzHrskuI/AAAAAAAAB4A/F81fbZ88158/s1600/IMG_4077.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJIzHrskuI/AAAAAAAAB4A/F81fbZ88158/s320/IMG_4077.JPG” width=”243″ //a/divWe can support businesses that support our values.nbsp; October 2nd on top of Mad River after the Stark Mountain Hill Climb.nbsp; What a difference a few weeks makes…br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJI0j7cglI/AAAAAAAAB4E/gLFlksDiwAU/s1600/IMG_4081.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3c1Nv5NLyNg/TMJI0j7cglI/AAAAAAAAB4E/gLFlksDiwAU/s320/IMG_4081.JPG” width=”320″ //a/divWe can look for new solutions.nbsp; Wind Turbines south of Watertown, NY.br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; 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