Posts Tagged ‘utah green’

Recycling Proceeds Goes To Children

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Simply by saving our cardboard in a large enclosed trailer this year, we earned money this fall when those materials were sold to a recycling company.  Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort recently donated the proceeds from our expanded recycling program, to a non-profit organization called God’s Marvelous Light.   This organization, based in California, assists children in need from around the world.

God's Marvelous Light

Children world-wide seek a life of hope.

This statement from the  God’s Marvelous Light web-site summarizes the gravity of the need to reach out to little children.  ”So many are without homes in the world. There are over a million little children homeless in this country of ours alone. There is much to be done for abused, abandoned, and failure to thrive little ones! Please, help me help so many who need your attention for a healthy life!” – Joy E. Garrido – Founder and CEO.  During this special season of the year we invite you to consider what you can do, to help those in need.

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Green Effort is Stronger at Zion Ponderosa

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Green - Conservation Effort

Our cardboard recycling bin for our Green conservation effort next to Zion National Park.

Cardboard and cooking oil are two products that we go through in a big-way here at Zion Ponderosa.    It took some research to identify just how much we were using, but once we got a handle on it, we also devised a plan for disposing of it more effectively.   Read more about our efforts here.

Recycle cardboard bin

Cardboard stands inside our recycle bin ready to be delivered to recycling company.

At Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, we wanted to enhance our ability to be more environmentally friendly ( Go Green ), and to reduce our carbon footprint.   To accomplish this our General Manager, Michael Kane, hired a Masters student from the University of Utah as an intern, to analyze our entire conservation effort and to develop a more robust plan.   See what we accomplished by reading our Going Green – Press Release.

Organic Garden at Zion National Park

Our Organic Garden at Zion Ponderosa is just getting started but will become a great resource.

We also established an organic garden to decrease on the amount of food that is delivered to our resort, thus decreasing the carbon footprint of delivery vehicles.   Our future plans also include greater efforts to recycle plastic, aluminum and other resources. Read more.