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Climate Week Starts Early In Park City

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October 1st through the 7th is Utah’s Climate Week. Park City is kicking off the week a little early but has plenty of activities planned throughout the week.

Dumpster days will run now through Saturday at Recycle Utah. This week, the last Friday gallery stroll will feature galleries displaying environmental art to kick off climate week. On Saturday Recycle Utah will also be leading Clean Up Day at three locations. Volunteers can meet at City park Bandstand, the Winter Sports School or Park City High School from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to help cleanup.

Monday October 1st is the first official day of Climate Week. Park City Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Peterson introduces the week.

“On Monday is the official kick-off of climate week and we will start by giving away free conservation kits at the library.” Peterson said, “If you would like one of those you are welcome to come in between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm at the library pick one of those up. That contains a lot of items that you can do to seal up the leaks and cracks and keep your home cozy this winter.”

Tuesday will be a regenerative agricultural walk at the White barn, starting at 7:00 pm. Wednesday is the composting Lunch & Learn at Recycle Utah. Peterson says Thursday will be the biggest day of the week.

“We have the Park City Living Future Symposium, that happens from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.” Peterson explains, “Basically, what the whole premise of that is if you’ve heard of the living building challenge or the living community challenge ILFI is the organization that has brought those forward. It’s really looking at how we can design a future that does good for people and the environment rather than focusing on doing less bad. It’s pretty interesting, I’m excited for that one.”

The symposium requires an RSVP which you can do via email to energy at park city dot org.

Thursday evening will also feature a showing of the film “Anote’s Ark” at the Santy Auditorium at 7:00 pm. The documentary explores the loss of land mass in the Pacific island country of Kiribati due to climate change.

A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film.

“Representative Angela Romero will be there, she has a strong interest in environmental justice.” Peterson continued, “Daniel Mendoza from the U will be there, he’s got a strong interest in research focused on public health and environmental justice. And our own Luke Cartin will be there, he has some interesting parallels between mountain towns and island communities. The focus of the discussion will really be what our collective responsibility is towards climate change and talk about some solutions.”

Thursday will also be The Three Tenors of Climate Change at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake at 7:00 pm sponsored by Summit County.

You can find the full calendar of events here

or you can e-mail to energy@parkcity.org

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