Network News and Updates
- In order to address climate related topics in more productive and pointed way we will be launching individual working groups to once again create a platform for sharing of bestpractices and to initiate project collaboration. Each working group will meet quarterly by phone, web-conference, or in person. In order to address pertinent topics and to facilitate actionable solutions each working group will have a leader or team of leaders to set the agenda each meeting. We intend to take these groups beyond just discussion and put plans of action together. Each subgroup will report out on details of their plans and projects at the quarterly all-network meetings. We aim launch the working groups in March 2017. To start we will be focusing on: Water and Climate Change, Energy/Carbon Footprint Analysis and Planning, Sustainable Transportation, and Public Health and Climate Change. Click here to see white paper for details!
- Utah Climate Action Network is happy to announce that the Utah Chapter of the League of Women Votes has joined the network!
- Utah Climate Action Network is pleased to announce that we have hired a Program Manager, Ryan Stolley! In this role, Ryan will be responsible for day to day activities of the network including recruitment, fundraising and member connecting/convening. Ryan joins us from Washington D.C. where he was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. While at SunShot, Ryan's work focused on numerous activities pertaining to solar technology such as technology commercialization, community solar, and behavioral economics of solar technology evolution and diffusion. Previous to the DOE, Ryan was a post-doctoral research associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis. Ryan received his PhD from the University of Utah in 2013 in chemistry, where he was also chair of the Chemistry Student Advisory Committee. Born in Denver, and raised across the mountain-west, Ryan understands both the environmental and sociological issues of importance in Utah and is passionate about communicating climate action as a nonpartisan issue of critical scientific, economic and social importance. In his free time he cooks (and cleans), rides his bike, reads voraciously and spends time (mostly eating) with his wife and two dogs.
- KUTV 2: Utah Climate Action Network plans as Utah warms at twice global rate: http://bit.ly/20e6cSO
- ABC 4: Utah Climate Action Network: Taking a look at climate change and its impacts on Utah’s residents: http://bit.ly/1SUMZ5J
- FOX 13: Non-partisan group tackles climate change in Utah: http://bit.ly/1SEI5qP
- KUER: Utah Climate Action Network Launches: http://bit.ly/1SUN9Kh
- Standard-Examiner: Weber State joins several Utah organizations to confront climate change: http://bit.ly/20e6toR
- FOX 13: Symposium highlights negative impacts of climate change in Utah: http://bit.ly/1XSqQGP