Help Save the Snow in Park City on September 30

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 21, 2009 5:08 pm

Join the Park City Foundation (PCF) for Save Our Snow, a massively important environmental initiative for anyone remotely interested in the white goodness, not to mention planet Mother Earth. On September 30, SOS will feature an event at the Eccles Center in Park City, with films, presentations and tons of information on how everyone (you included) can make a difference in the battle against climate change. As the PCF puts it, ‘Climate change is a global problem yet solutions are local.’

The program for the SOS event will run as follows:

“Where’s the Snow?” A short film about the August 29th “Where’s the Snow” event, which visually depicts the future of Park City’s snowline with participation from area sports teams, youth groups, and concerned citizens.

Keynote Speaker: David Gallo David Gallo is an oceanographer and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He will speak about climate change’s global implications and our respective role.

The Future of Park City’s Snowpack Using up-to-date climate projection models, Brian Lazar, climatologist, will walk the audience through Park City’s climate future highlighting snowpack depths at different altitudes throughout the ski season.

Snowpack, Skier Days and Tourism Dollars: Climate Change’s Economic Implications Economist David Chapman will correlate skier days to snowpack—and quantify what less snow could mean for Park City’s future economy.

What Can You Do?  Diane Foster, Environmental Sustainability Manager for Park City Municipal, will launch and present WWW.PARKCITYGREEN.ORG, an innovative community website that allows you to measure your carbon footprint and water usage while accessing local information about how to reduce your heat (and save money). 

Connect to Local Resources Local nonprofits, green businesses, and representatives from schools and governments will be on hand to help you green your lifestyle.

Tickets are free and available, now. For more information, visit theparkcityfoundation.org.

 

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