by Megan McLaughlin

For many of us across the U.S. and even in other parts of the world, it seems as though we have skipped right over fall and found ourselves in the middle of winter! The lack of an Indian summer has left many of us longing for warmth again already, but for others, it is a cue to start gearing up for the winter season. For plenty of people, winter means hibernation, and for sports enthusiasts, it means skiing, snowboarding and all sorts of outdoor, snowy activities. provides a very informative list of ways to think green when planning winter activities. As usual, the number 1 tip involves staying local! Transportation to and from winter sport destinations like ski areas can be very costly. If you are fortunate enough to live close to winter sport destinations, keep within the area. If you need to travel further to find what you’re looking for, do it wisely!

The article also makes an interesting suggestion; consider the amount of carbon emissions expended to run a ski lift and to groom the trails…it would be greener to try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! But if you just need the thrill of the slopes, be mindful of your actions and think green at all times!

No matter what you decide this winter, make sure you always consider what you can do to make your life a little greener.

Some people tend to spend more money in the winter. If that’s you, check out this article: Winter Time Spending
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And here are some interesting suggestions about snow removal!

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