Gourmet on Gore wins green award from Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Gourmet on Gore, an open-air tasting of wine, beer, spirits and food in the Vail Valley, is being honored by the town of Vail with the second Sustainable Special Event Award for outstanding efforts to host an environmentally conscious event.
The award is part of the town of Vail’s new “Celebrate Green!” program that requires all event producers to complete a points-based checklist to ensure compliance with a minimum number of sustainable practices, but additional points are awarded to those who go above and beyond to reduce waste, encourage public transportation and reduce their carbon footprint. The award includes a reduction up to $250 in town of Vail fees.
In 2009, Gourmet on Gore used reusable and recyclable supplies such as corn-based serving items and reusable glassware in order to diminish their effect on the environment. They also offered an ECO Partner award to vendors that best adhered to the green guidelines.
The 2010 Gourmet on Gore will be taking place Sept. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Vail Village. For details, call 970-476-6796, ext. 111 or visit http://www.gourmetongore.com.
“This is a celebration of all our veterans have done for us,” said Pat Hammon with the local VFW Post, who served as a nurse in Vietnam. “It’s not a time for sadness.”