ECO-RESPONSIBLE HOLIDAYS IN CHAMONIX
Chamonix is a well-known and attractive resort all year round, through all four seasons. Its splendid mountains and natural attractions are the key players in its success. Indeed, its glaciers and green spaces bring tourists and keep its inhabitants smiling.
Today, the whole world meets in this high-mountain city because it responds to multiple demands but to one and only one spirit: that of mountaineering enthusiasts, its legends and its ethics. It is indeed more than 100,000 visitors in summer and 80,000 in winter.
For several years now, a good number of local companies have been working to reduce their impact on the environment. These actions and decisions have been taken to ensure that future generations will always have beautiful landscapes to contemplate. For this eco-responsible gesture, the resort of Chamonix has been rewarded since 2013 as a "Green Snowflake".
THE GREEN FLAKE?
The green fla ke is a quality label that guarantees thesustainable commitment of mountain tourist destinations. Created to raise awareness of sustainable development in the winter sports sector, the "green flake" award also helps guide mountain lovers towards environmentally friendly resorts. The 21 criteria for obtaining this certification are validated by only 6 resorts today. Chamonix, for its part, has renewed its title in 2015 and 2017, which is valid from January 2018 to January 2021.
Flagship actions of the community of communes:
→ Transport: free circulation
For some years now, the transport sector has been strongly developed by the community of municipalities in the valley. As this subject is of great importance for the smooth running of daily life, it is since 2005 that everyone has benefited from the free movement of transport. Yes yes, everyone can travel freely on all bus/train lines simply by showing their card.
The adoption of the soft mobility scheme, the setting up of a committee of public transport users as well as the introduction of paediatric buses are also actions carried out by the city of Chamonix.
Since 2009, as part of the Territorial Climate Energy Plan, the community of municipalities has been committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting the territory to climate change. To achieve these two objectives, many actions have been implemented and divided into five themes: transport and travel / urban planning and housing / consumption and waste / tourism and awareness / biodiversity and natural areas.
If you are eco-responsible, give priority to your stays/holidays in places that have been labelled for the respect of nature. It is with small gestures like these that the world will evolve ... Responsible tourism can have a significant overall impact!