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Environment
Think of us as Greenlibakken


Working with our neighbors and visitors, we hope to preserve Granlibakken's and Lake Tahoe's natural environment. Our goals include:

  • improving, restoring and managing our natural habitat
  • conserving water and energy
  • reducing our waste stream
  • promoting awareness and greener lifestyles among guests and employees

To learn more about some of our eco-partnerships, read on or download our Greenlibakken newsletter.

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Granlibakken is uniquely located, surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest. Local, state and federal agencies work with us to restore the natural balance, improve the habitat for forest wildlife and promote fire safety with defensible space.

Replacing outdated lighting and appliances with more energy-efficient systems is key to energy conservation. Granlibakken relies on the experts for recommendations. In 2015, working with Placer County Tax Collector and the mPower Program to invest County Tax revenues to meet County Energy Reduction Goals, Granlibakken completed a pilot program with the County to encourage retrofitting of older buildings to achieve significant energy use reductions. This included the replacement of all commercial refrigeration, all conference center boilers and all conference center air condition equipment with the latest in energy efficient equipment.

Recycling reduces Granlibakken's environmental impact. Although Lake Tahoe area trash is sorted at the receiving center, Granlibakken presorts cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and paper to streamline the effort. We also recycle batteries, ink cartridges, light bulbs and road sand. Granlibakken is partnering with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Company in a pilot program to demonstrate the feasibility and economics of removing all compostable commercial kitchen materials from the waste stream.

Shared transportation also reduces our carbon footprint. Granlibakken partners with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Placer County Public Transportation (TART) to provide shuttles to Tahoe City,Emerald Bay and ski areas. We also encourage carpooling, using winter ski area shuttles, and taking not-so-mass transit around the Tahoe Basin and to Reno.

  • Tahoe Area Regional Transit
    Bus service along 30 miles of Lake Tahoe shoreline, including Tahoma, Homewood, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village.

For environmental inspiration, the Barker Pass to Tahoe City segment of the volunteer-maintained, multi-use Tahoe Rim Trail borders Granlibakken.

  • Tahoe Rim Trail
    Promoting healthy, environmentally responsible outdoor recreation and providing access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region.

During the holiday season, our local Boy Scout Troop can cut and deliver a white fir Christmas tree to your condo (for a fee). These efforts contribute to the forestry clearing and health (fire safety) at Tahoe as well as to our local Boy Scouts.

Keep the Sierra Green
Granlibakken is an accepted business member of the Keep the Sierra Green program.

 
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