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Letters to the Editor, April 20-22, 2016


Snowboard team organizers are grateful for PCMR’s support


On behalf of Team Park City United, our athletes and coaches, I’m writing to thank Park City Mountain Resort for supporting our organization this past season. America’s largest ski resort provided our club with a venue to produce world-class ski and snowboard development programs. In addition, the resort provided the terrain park, two areas on the mountain for moguls training and competition, the opportunity to host four competitions and logistical support in moving materials and equipment around the mountain.

Most importantly, we could not have had such a successful season without the great people who make it all possible including Bill Rock, the Race Department, the Park Crew, and the Events Marketing Department.

We look forward to next season and until then you can find us training at the water ramps — registration is open and information is available on our website.


Executive Director, Team Park City United

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Eating Sustainably


With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner,

this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate

change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

A 2010 UN report charged animal agriculture with 19 percent of man-made

greenhouse gases — more than all transport — and recommended a global

shift to a vegan diet. A subsequent World Watch study placed that

contribution closer to 50 percent. Meat and dairy production also dumps more

water pollutants than all other human activities combined. It is the

driving force in global deforestation and wildlife habitat destruction.

Last fall, England’s prestigious Chatham House declared that reducing

meat consumption is critical to achieving global climate goals. A report

from Oxford University found that global adoption of a vegan diet would

reduce greenhouse emissions by two thirds. The 2015 U.S. Dietary

Guidelines Advisory Committee has recommended reduced meat consumption

and an environmentally sustainable diet.

Just as we replace fossil fuels by wind, solar, and other sustainable

energy sources, we must replace animal foods with the more sustainable

vegetables, fruits, and grains. Being mindful of this can help us make

better choices at the supermarket.

Paxton Ryker

Park City

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