Renting at The Ski Renter is Green!

We have always operated The Ski Renter sustainably, and several years ago, we certified through the City of Cupertino’s Green Business Program, and we continue to renew it periodically.

What is a green business? In brief, it is a business that operates sustainably, conserving energy and other resources, minimizing waste, and reusing, recycling, and/or composting what we can no longer use. Our lamps are LED, using about one-fifth as much energy as the previous light use. We have a programable thermostat and we set it high in summer, low in winter. All of our faucets have flow restrictors, our toilets are high-efficiency flush, and our appliances are Energy Star. All of the wood used in the store comes from sustainably managed forests, certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The paints we use are low toxicity, zero-VOC. The waxes are non-petroleum products and environmentally friendly and safe.

Renting ski and camping equipment instead of buying it is more sustainable, too! Think of The Ski Renter as skiing and camping equipment “pooling”, making The Ski Renter the “uber” of skiing and camping equipment. Rather than everyone buying their own equipment and then only using it occasionally, leaving it in a closet or the garage the rest of the year, our equipment is in constant use, being shared between hundreds of users every year!

We rent tents (all sizes), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, stoves, coolers, lanterns, bear canisters and pretty much anything else you might need for backpacking and camping all year round, and, of course, we rent snow ski and snow board equipment during the ski season. We have it all. So call us at 408-255-9600 to make a reservation, or email us at tsr@theskirenters.com. The Ski Renter, 10675 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 2, Cupertino, CA.

Why buy when you can rent? It’s the green thing to do!

The Ski Renters is Officially Certified as a Green Business

We are excited to share that The Ski Renter has been officially certified as a Green Business by the City of Cupertino and Santa Clara County.  The Green Business program, or GreenBiz was developed through the Association of Bay Area Governments and is administered through local counties and cities.  The program reviews all of a business’s operations, including energy use, water management, waste management, purchasing and other environmentally related activities and certifies businesses that meet minimum criteria in each of these areas.  You can find out more information about GreenBiz at http://greenbiz.abag.ca.gov/.  The Ski Renter is proud to be a green business.  We believe that all of us have a responsibility to use our resources responsibly in order to protect and preserve the natural environment and to help ensure that all of us now and future generations can continue to thrive and prosper on a healthy planet. 

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Carbon Neutral

The Ski Renter produces 31 tons of carbon equivalents each year (74% better than similar businesses), and we purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset these 31 tons, effectively making The Ski Renter a “Carbon Neutral Business”.