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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Ten of the Aspen Skiing Co.’s properties are now certified as “ZGreen businesses” under a city of Aspen environmental program.

The city’s ZGreen business program certifies and recognizes businesses that are committed to creating a healthy environment by reducing their energy use, waste, air pollution and water consumption. Skico has made committed efforts toward making their facilities more resource efficient and involving their employees and customers in environmental stewardship, a city news release said.

ZGreen-certified Skico properties include:

• Aspen Mountain base operations

• Bumps restaurant

• Buttermilk base operations

• Cliffhouse restaurant

• Highlands base operations

• Limelight Lodge

• Little Nell

• Skico’s pffices at the Aspen Business Center

• The Sundeck restaurant

“Customers really want to know which businesses are working to protect Aspen’s environment,” said Lauren McDonell, the city’s environmental initiatives program manager with the city. “ZGreen certification provides an independent, third-party seal of approval that tells locals and visitors which Aspen businesses are truly green.”

In all, the ZGreen Program has 26 certified businesses in Aspen and recently published a progress report. For more information, visit the website http://www.aspenzgreen.com.

ASPEN – The Rubey Park Transit Center, Aspen’s downtown bus station, will be closed for interior repairs on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

The public will still be able to purchase bus passes, and bus information will remain available – look for the Rubey Park clerk inside a bus to be parked in front of the station.

In addition, bus routes will be altered Sunday during the Aspen Criterium bike race, according to RFTA.

Outbound buses will exit town via Original Street instead of Aspen Street from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The city’s Hunter Creek bus will travel via Original Street to Mill Street, missing the stop in front of the Wheeler Opera House, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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