The Public Works team just returned from a trip to Whistler for the Telus Festival, the 1Step launch party, and a biodiesel processor project (more on that prjoect coming soon).
1Step is Mark Abma’s foundation. The goal of 1STEP is to find and communicate practical ways for winter sports communities worldwide to practice their sport with sustainability in mind. Whether it’s at a resort or in the backcountry, 1STEP is dedicated to finding ways of making sure that the environment isn’t harmed and that local economies and communities are strengthened in the pursuit of winter play.
The foundation collaborates with industry sponsors, resorts, athletes, skiers, snowboarders and sledders as well as members of academia, government and non-governmental organizations to find innovative solutions to climate change that mean we can enjoy our winters now and in the future.
The Launch party was held in Blake Jorgenson’s gallery in the Whistler village. The room was full of friends, family, and industry icons. Drinks flowed as everyone mingled, put in thier bids for the silent auction, and enjoyed amazing hors d’ oeuvres. The live auction was lively and fun with a couple of good battles over a 4 day Whistler vaction package, a pair of Abma’s new Shogun Salomon skis, and a dinner with the chef of the night.
More info at http://www.1stepnow.org
Here are a few photos from the night: