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Interreg Italy-Switzerland - the Trek+ project is underway

28/07/2020

The communities of Zermatt and Valtournenche have launched a cross-border collaboration, with a range of measures aimed at raising more awareness of the area at the foot of the Matterhorn.

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Zermatt pop-up store donates CHF 14,500

21/07/2020

In March 2020, the “Lebensraum Zermatt” association collected surplus food from hotels and restaurants and gave it to private individuals in return for a donation. The money raised – CHF 14,500 – was donated to two Valais foundations, Atelier Manus and Emera.

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Solar panels for the Kin Hut

02/04/2020

To celebrate the building's 20th anniversary, the Kin Hut is being fitted with eco-friendly, sustainable solar panels. The hut is scheduled to open for the summer season on 26 June 2020.

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Tradition Julen takes part in Prix Sommet 2020

06/03/2020

This year's UBS Prix Sommet in Valais is focusing on sustainability. Over nine months, the three participating companies will work on improving their waste management, reducing their CO2 emissions and optimising their processes. Tradition Julen Zermatt is one of the three companies who will face this challenge.

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First Sustainable Day in Zermatt

25/11/2019

On 28 November 2019, the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association is partnering with Ritzy, Zermatt Impulse and Lebensraum Zermatt to host the first Sustainable Day in Zermatt.

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‘Puralpina’ to open a store on Kirchplatz

25/09/2019

In December 2019, ‘Puralpina’ will open a new store on Kirchplatz in Zermatt – on Metzggasse 2 where the ‘Wilde Hilde’ takeaway used to be. The company makes natural products in Switzerland containing no preservatives, fragrances or colourants. One of their bestsellers is their handmade Marmot Oil Herbal Cream for use on backs, muscles and joints. The range includes Alpine beauty products for hands, feet and lips and high-quality local and Swiss accessories.

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Sustainable products at Olmo Zermatt

26/08/2019

A good range from sustainable Swiss label Nikin is now available from Olmo Zermatt.  The collection offers T-shirts, thermos flasks, pullovers, hats and socks. The brand is characterised by sustainable and fair fashions, with a tree being planted for every product sold. There are also new products in the collection from Freitag. The new collection, also available from Olmo, combines lorry tarpaulins with recycled PET materials.

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Pilot project: recycled plastic road surface

02/07/2019

Recycling done differently. A Scottish company developed a road surface which includes recycled plastic. This new ‘tarmac’ has been laid in Zermatt as a pilot project in June 2019.

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Book about Zermatt's pair of bearded vultures

25/06/2019

The bearded vulture is one of the rarest and most impressive birds in the Alps, and is also the largest. Bruno Mooser, from Täsch, has been watching the Zermatt breeding pair and has compiled his observations into an illustrated book.

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Cows are grazing at Riffelalp once again

13/06/2017

The bells ring once again at Riffelalp. A group of interested people has founded a new Alp corporation. Now 25 cows and 7 calves graze on the alpine meadows at Riffelalp. Those initiating this effort want to uphold the Valais alp culture in Zermatt.

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Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone

01/06/2017

Knowing more means living more. This also holds true for one’s knowledge about flowers along the side of a hiking path. The Flower app from Pro Natura Aargau has been available for downloading for a few days now. The app explains the exciting flora in the surrounding area – in Zermatt and throughout all of Switzerland.

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