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Utah Climate Week Overview | September 29 – October 5th, 2019

Utah Climate Week  was created by the Utah Climate Action Network to inspire events and conversation around climate change issues in Utah. 

From September 29th through October 5th, nearly 40 organizations and businesses are hosting 14 events, spanning from Moab to Ogden, for the 3rd Annual Utah Climate Week! This is a multi-community effort to highlight the impact climate change is having on Utah and to share ideas and innovations to address this challenge.

Below is a list of Utah Climate Week events in your area. With the exception of the Official Climate Week Kick-Off Party on September 29th and the Mountaintowns 2030 Summit, all events are free and open to the public. Some events require an RSVP, so follow the links below for more information!

We hope to see you at one or more of these exciting events!

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Sunday, September 29th
Utah Climate Week Kick-Off Party / UCAN Fundraiser 
Join us for a fun evening filled with music, movies, and great people at Fisher Brewing!
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 PM ; Location: Fisher Brewing (320 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) 
Sponsors: Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Ski Utah, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Woodward Park City, Utah Clean Energy, Nature Conservancy, Fisher Brewing, and Utah Climate Action Network. 

City of Moab – Energy & Water Conservation Kits – Giveaway and October Neighborhood Challenge 
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM / October Neighborhood Challenge 3:00 – 4:00 PM  
Location: Grand Center (182 N 500 W, Moab, UT 84532) & Grand County Library (259 E Center Ave, Moab, Utah 84532) 
The City will be kicking off a Community Conservation Challenge – how low can we go? Fifteen neighborhoods will competing with one another to lower their utility bills and create a starry dark sky community

Monday, September 30th
Where Will the Snow Go?” Panel Discussion
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM ; Location: Black Diamond SLC (2092 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84124) 
Representatives from HEAL, Black Diamond, and Torrey House Press host an interactive discussion about how climate change is affecting Utah, what it means for the activities and people we love, and how you can take action to create a better future.

“How to Boil a Frog?” Film Screening
Time: 5:00 PM ; Location: Hoo Doo Moab (111 N 100 W Moab, UT 84532) 
A documentary film at Hoodoo Moab, highlighting the consequences of too many people using up Earth’s resources and five ways that people can save habitability on the Earth while improving their own lives.

Tuesday, October 1st 
“Happening – A Clean Energy Revolution” by Jamie Redford Film Screening & Panel Discussion
The film chronicles the director’s questions of “can we meet all of our energy demands with renewable energy?”, “how could we achieve this?”, and “will we meet our demands with renewable energy?”

Weber State University – Climate Change and Utah’s Future – Lecture & Discussion 
Time: 12:00 – 1:20 PM ; Location: Lindquist Hall – Weber State University Social Science Building (3768 University Circle, Ogden, Utah 84403) 
Come learn from experts in the field about Utah’s changing climate and what that means for Utah with respect to water, agriculture, education, energy, cities, recreation, economy, population and more.

Salt Palace – Sustainable Hospitality Panel and Virtual Tour
Time: 4:00 – 9:00 PM ; Salt Palace Convention Center – ROOM 254B (100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) 
Highlighting opportunities for local businesses and nonprofit organizations to collaborate on climate solutions, reduce consumption, and divert waste while contributing a positive impact to our local community.

Wednesday, October 2nd 
Weber State University – Sustainability Tour
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ; Location: Stewart Library, Room 148 (3921 Central Campus Drive, Ogden, Utah 84403)
Come take a tour of WSU’s facilities, and see the ingenuity and mechanics that are helping WSU reach our climate goals ahead of schedule.

Mountain Towns 2030 – Net Zero Summit – October 2nd – 4th in Park City 
Eccles Center (1750 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, Utah 84060) 
The MT2030 Net Zero Summit brings together mountain towns from around the country to create ambitious and achievable net zero goals by 2030.

Mountain Towns 2030 – Net Zero Summit – Opening Evening with Jane Goodall
Time: 6:30 PM ; Location: Eccles Center, Park City 

Thursday, October 3rd  
Mayor’s Townhall – Stewardship of the Air and Climate
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM ; Location: Albion Middle School (2755 Newcastle Drive, Sandy, 84093) 
Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Salt Lake City Chapter will host a panel of Millcreek Mayor, Jeff Silvestrini; Cottonwood Heights Mayor, Michael Peterson; Sandy Mayor, Kurt Bradburn; University of Utah – Atmospheric Scientist, Logan Mitchell; BYU Professor of Law, Brigham Daniels, and Climate Advocate and University of Utah student, Piper Christian to discuss and address the issues and solutions related to air quality and climate change

The Air We Breathe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives – University of Utah Air Quality Symposium
Time: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ; Location: Child Hall, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building at the University of Utah (1655 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112) 
An evening reception from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM will be open to the public and provide an opportunity to learn more about local air quality impacts and solutions.

Weber State University – Advanced Sustainability Tour
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  Location: Stewart Library, Room 148 (3921 Central Campus Drive, Ogden, Utah 84403)
This advanced tour is welcome to the public and local practitioners are strongly encouraged to attend.

Empower SLC Workshop – Learn How You Can Go Solar!
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM ; Location: Salt Lake City Library Conference Room 4
Utah Clean Energy, solar installer, Auric, and partners will provide more details regarding the significant solar discounts, simplified process, and selection process.

This is Climate Change – VR Screening
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM ; Location: Skullcandy (6301 North Landmark Drive, Park City, Utah 84098)
Plant Based Utah and Condition One are excited to present a special VR screening of the four-part series, “This is Climate Change” for Utah Climate Week! Tickets are free, but space is extremely limited to 14 people per screening. 

Friday, October 4th 
Community Climate Connections – 2019 Climate and Health Symposium 
Time: 11:00 AM – 5 PM ; Location: Clark Planetarium (110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) 
There will be a focus on communities and how we are all connected at various levels to the climate. Each day starts with speakers and academic presentations. There will be free activities for families and kids of all ages.

Saturday, October 5th 
Community Climate Connections – 2019 Climate and Health Symposium 
Time: 11:00 AM – 9 PM ; Location: Clark Planetarium (110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) 
There will be a focus on communities and how we are all connected at various levels to the climate. Each day starts with speakers and academic presentations. There will be free activities for families and kids of all ages.

Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening 
Time: 7:00 PM ; Location: Youth Garden (530 South 400 E Street, Moab UT 84532) 
States, businesses and citizens taking action and delve into the social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters coast to coast including America’s heartland.

Climate Week is a participant-led initiative where organizations host events for either internal employees and stakeholders or full public participation. Movie screenings, speaker panels, communications campaigns or other efforts that highlight climate change risks and opportunities are encouraged.

 

Participants in Utah Climate Week 2019

Help spread the word to the Utah community and help elevate climate conversations using our Communications toolkit!  
 
Additional Events Occurring Around Utah Climate Week
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