Protecting Park City’s most valuable asset.
In Park City, snow means powder days and pure joy. But snow is so much more to us as a community. Snowpack is essential to our water reserves. And snow is the reason people visit us, driving our economy and providing many Parkites’ paychecks.
So we take climate change seriously. In 2008, the Community Foundation partnered with Park City Municipal and Park City Mountain Resort (Powdr Corporation) to launch Save Our Snow II. We commissioned a scientific study to measure the impact a warming world would have on our snowpack and our economy. We launched ParkCityGreen.org to give people hyper-local access to information on reducing their energy. It included a one-stop-shop for making smart buying decisions and accessing rebates.
Summit Community Power Works
Years later, the work lives on. A fledgling organization, Summit Community Power Works, is working to reduce our energy costs and bring home the coveted $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.
We’re all in to win the $5 million prize and become a model for energy efficiency in the nation. Join the movement.