Business briefs: Park City to discuss sustainable businesses
Park City to discuss sustainable businesses
Park City is set to present the results from its sustainable business survey on Monday, May 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Park City Library’s community room. According to the city’s website, the survey asked Park City businesses what measures they are taking to be sustainable and what incentives would help businesses continue their eco-friendly efforts. At the event, city leaders will also discuss ways in which local businesses can help the city achieve its goal to be carbon neutral and run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Utah Economic Summit scheduled for Friday
The 13th annual Utah Economic Summit is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 17, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. According to the event’s website, the summit is hosted by Gov. Gary Herbert, and presented by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and World Trade Center Utah. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox are set to present at the event. The summit will include keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will cover topics such as how to build a diverse workforce and how to build business through outdoor recreation. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2Hcw3JK.
Vail Resorts honored for eco-friendly efforts
The National Ski Areas Association recently presented Vail Resorts with the 2019 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence. According to a press release, the company, which owns Park City Mountain Resort, was selected for the honor because of its sustainability program Commitment to Zero. The Commitment to Zero initiative includes Vail Resorts’ efforts to have zero net emissions and zero waste to landfill by 2030. Park City Mountain Resort is participating in those efforts with its new program to divert waste from landfills.
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