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Oregon Ski Resorts Call For Action On Climate Change

OPB | June 4, 2013 12:09 p.m.

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Six Oregon ski resorts are joining more than a hundred others around the country in calling on the U.S. to take the lead in the fight against climate change. 

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Anthony Lakes, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, Mt. Ashland, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline have signed on to what’s being called the “Climate Declaration.”

The document comes from Businesses For Innovative Climate and Energy Policy.  That’s the advocacy wing of Ceres — a Boston-based coalition of investors and companies promoting sustainability in markets.

Anne Kelly is the project’s director.  She says climate change poses threats to the ski industry that are already being felt. 

“They have seen an impact on the bottom line.  And so collectively they have decided to try to work toward change, toward getting some climate stabilization,” said Kelly.

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Companies such as Adidas, Ebay, General Motors, Nike and Starbucks have already signed the declaration.  Kelly expects more companies to sign on over the next year.  In the meantime, she says Ceres will be pushing lawmakers in Washington to pass bipartisan solutions to address climate change.  

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