sustainability

 

Park City has selected four artists to create interactive backdrops, which will be revealed on Main Street later this month. It’s part of a social media challenge to win the We Love Cities competition, with the World Wildlife Fund. 

 

The competition is between sustainable cities worldwide as a way to raise awareness about the need for more eco-friendly practices in cities. 

 

Solar Panels in Park City

The Summit County Council and Snyderville Planning Commission had a wide-ranging discussion about how to plan for the future, as they met in a joint session last week.

Among the topics, they looked at how the Development Code can encourage sustainability.

During the joint meeting, council member Roger Armstrong reminded the group that, despite the recent snowy weather, they’re still short on water. He cited the report from David Ure, the county’s representative on the Weber Basin Water District Board.

Melissa Allison

About 30 people showed up for Saturday’s event with Park City Mayor Andy Beerman, Rep. Tim Quinn and Bill White at the McPolin Farm. Melissa Allison has more:

State representatives on the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee heard from local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power about efforts to provide municipalities with renewable energy options.

The meeting, held at the capitol building, addressed efforts to provide options for those communities interested in investing in renewable energy.

Local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power appealed to the committee to change regulations to allow the agreement to move forward. Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains.

Summit County

The Summit County council meets in regular session in Coalville Wednesday. A major part of their agenda will be the annual Sustainability Report.

Deputy County Manager Janna Young said that the county’s Sustainability Director Lisa Yoder, will be on the agenda and will update the council on their Green Goals.

The Park City Council has officially adopted a green policy -- the first of its kind nationwide -- that will apply for all new municipal buildings built from now on. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office recently added two hybrid vehicles to its fleet. Sheriff Justin Martinez says they will use less fuel, which in turn will reduce their carbon footprint and advance the county's strategic plan. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber about the first of three master planning outreach meetings.  Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details on the Be Wise Energize program the county council is scheduled to approve on Wednesday.