Park City: A Community Committed to Action

Sunday, January 22
1:00–2:30 p.m.

As a world class ski resort town, Park City’s fate depends on mitigating the effects of global warming and climate change. And while meaningful action on climate change is slow and difficult, Park City and Summit County are leading the way, aggressively tackling energy and consumption habits in profound and meaningful ways.

Park City and Summit County have become models of community action. A consortium of local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies—as well as proactive citizens—have banded together to develop sustainability programs and enact legislation to move the region away from a carbon-based economy, toward one powered by renewable resources. Park City Municipal has pledged to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2032, and to provide 100-percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2032. Nonprofit Summit Community Power Works has helped schools and residents convert 100,000 light bulbs to LEDs, install over 100 residential solar arrays, and now lead our community in pursuit of the $5 million dollar Georgetown University Energy Prize. Local businesses, including Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort and several large hotels, have greatly reduced their water and energy use through infrastructure upgrades and modernization.

The power of the local collective is powerful indeed, especially in its ability to inspire hope and optimism in others.

So join us to learn more about the Park City story...


Peter Metcalf
Mary Christa Smith
Luke Cartin
Tim Henney
Christofer Nelson
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