We are committed to becoming as “green” a company as possible. It's
a continuing effort, but here are some of the practices we have in place today:
Our electrical energy in the office is supplied by Palo Alto Green, a certified 100% renewable energy program. All of the power in Palo
Alto Green is supplied by wind and solar energy. Our office uses Energy Star equipment to reduce electric consumption and uses compact fluorescent lighting.
Our vehicles use gasoline and emit carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate
change. In order to offset these emissions, we purchase carbon offsets from
TerraPass, which uses the money
to fund renewable energy projects such as wind farms. These projects result in verified reductions in
greenhouse gas pollution to offset the carbon emitted by our vehicles and make our vehicle use
We recycle all the paper and plastic products we use in the office, as well as during our tours. All of our
old office equipment, computer CDs and printer cartridges are recycled with the company
Green Citizen, which
ensures that all materials are recycled in a responsible manner.
We have eliminated the use of disposables products from our company. Our guests will notice that there are no paper plates
or napkins, throw-away utensils, paper or plastic cups on any of our tours. We use only reusable plates and
cups, cloth napkins, and stainless steel utensils.
Local Community Support
As part of maintaining sustainable travel, we support the communities where we operate our tours. We
purchase goods from local farmers and merchants whenever possible, and we actively support local
community programs. We host our Kiss of Death High Sierra Challenge in Alpine County,
where we are members of the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce. We sponsor the county’s annual
fund raiser, the Tour of the California Alps —
Death Ride. We are members of the
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Association to preserve, enhance and promote the unique resources of the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway.