LAKE PLACID - The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort recently has joined with the Adirondack Council and their Cool Park/Healthy Planet Carbon Retirement Program.
The program has been created by the Adirondack Council to prevent thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted by power plants from Maine to Delaware. The Golden Arrow has committed to retire enough carbon credits to offset the total number of occupied room nights for the month of December.
It is estimated that the there is 100 lbs of carbon emitted per room night. The Golden Arrow is hoping to retire over 100 tons of carbon credits through this program. The goal is to make guests and the public know that they can really help to make a difference.
What makes the Adirondack Council's program unique is that it removes actual carbon credits that power companies in the northeast must now purchase to give them the right to emit carbon.
Through the Adirondack Councils Cool Park/Healthy Planet Program, these are now permanently retired which is a huge benefit to the environment. The campaign prevents the emission of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from existing power plants. The effects of the program are real and measurable.
"The Adirondack Council is thrilled to assist the Golden Arrow in preventing hundreds of tons of carbon dioxide emissions from regional power plants," said Adirondack Council Executive Director Brian L. Houseal.
"This landmark Lake Placid hotel will wipe out its own carbon footprint for the month of December through our Cool Park/Healthy Planet program," he continued. "Plus, it will help us to purchase and retire additional allowances, preventing even more carbon pollution in the future. It will also help us to promote mandatory carbon reduction programs. We'd love to see this regional greenhouse gas program expanded to all 50 United States."