Network News and Updates
- Start a Climate Communications Series in your city: Due to the great success of Salt Lake City Sustainability's Climate Communications series, they have put together a comprehensive “replication guide” for other communities that may want to host a similar series of workshops like the one that was held in Salt Lake City in the spring of 2018. The guide includes details on how to structure workshops, exercises and homework to provide to participants, supporting research, and much more. You can find the guide here.
- Path to Positive Utah: We are pleased to announce that Utah Climate Action Network has partnered with ecoAmerica to launch the second Path to Positive Community - Path to Positive Utah. The goal of this project is to engage and support a diverse group of local community leaders from government, business, faith, higher education, and other organizations who are concerned about climate change. We are wholly aware of the cultural and political reasons why people may be reticent to discuss the issue and as such the goal is primarily to facilitate climate conversations – not advocate a specific policy or lobby for a predetermined solution. Climate change has unfortunately become a politically divisive issue and by seeking support from a diverse cohort of leaders we aim to promote collaboration and erode social taboos associated with discussing climate change.
- Technical Sub-Groups: In order to address climate related topics in a productive and pointed way we have launched individual working groups as a platform for sharing best practices and catalyzing collaboration. Individuals from participating Climate Network organizations meet quarterly by phone, web-conference, or in person. These meetings go beyond just casual discussion by ensuring that tangible local success examples are shared in ways that can be replicated by others. Each sub-group will report out on details of their plans and projects at the quarterly all-Network meetings. These working groups began convening in spring 2017 and their initial focus areas are: Water and Climate Change, Energy and Carbon Footprint Analysis and Planning, Electrified Transportation, and Public Health and Climate Change.
- 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