It seems obvious, but a reminder is never useless! When walking in the forest or skiing, don’t throw anything away!
A cigarette butt takes 2 years to degrade, a chewing gum 5 years, an aluminium can 100 years and a plastic bag 450… It is even worse in the mountains, because the cold “preserves” the waste.
Even if every spring, a day of waste collection is organised on the domain with the schoolchildren of the Vallée d’Aigueblanche and all the volunteers of the territory, the visual pollution of waste is not pleasant for the next ones. The cleaning of natural areas can be an opportunity to play games with children to encourage them to sort more and better and to make them aware of the importance of a clean green space.
Smokers, be aware that pocket ashtrays are distributed free of charge by the ski lift company so that you do not throw your cigarette butts on the ski area.
For more than 10 years, the bins in the ski area have been removed. Therefore, we advise you to take your rubbish with you when you go on your picnic. Don’t hesitate to take along those of people less responsible than you… It’s a bit of a thankless task but very useful!
Let’s change the valley…
The Domaine nordique de Nâves is managed by La Maison de la Montagne de Nâves which is an association whose “essence” is the respect of the environment and the values of the social and solidarity economy also puts in place actions during its events: the refreshment stands only serve organic and local drinks with reusable eco-cups, the food purchases for the refreshment stands during ski races or mountain bike rides are only made at Biocoop or with local farmers, the welcome bags during mountain bike rides or ski races are made up of local and organic products (no made in China goodies) and finally during the organisation of the market the exhibitors present are not resellers, only producers and craftsmen