Trapdoor Ski Club and its members are 100% committed to the protection of the pristine alpine environment that the club is positioned in. During the construction of the extension to Trapdoor in early 2000, some 15 snow gums had to be removed or trimmed back significantly. To compensate for this, some 75 snow gums were grown from seed by Trapdoor members and planted during late 2000 and early 2001.
In addition numerous native plants and grasses were planted after consultation with interested parties on mountain and the Ovens Valley Research centre. The result of this landscaping work is an absolute credit to Trapdoor Ski Club. Many of you will not see the fruits of this labour for years, as most of the landscaping will be covered during the snow season. However, in future years, when the snow-gums grow, when you all get too old to ski and must appreciate the mountain during summer, this investment in Trapdoors future will be obvious.
As part of Trapdoor’s commitment to sustainability, an Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) has been drafted by a member of the Trapdoor family indentifying the following actions:
- Continue replacement of halogen light globes with energy efficient light globes;
- Purchase recycled toilet paper and paper towel;
- Test flow rates of showerheads and replace as required;
- Install new window seals on windows where the seal has been removed;
- Check pipes of hydraulic heating system are insulated and if not add insulation;
- Introduce purchasing policy that any appliances purchased are energy and water efficient; and
- Purchase Greenpower.
Trapdoor is working to action these items as we speak.
A copy of the EES is available to review.
We do not claim to be perfect, however it is our mission to continually improve our activities to ensure the best possible outcome for future generations…