Please join Park City Community Foundation for an inspiring and educational event about climate change, water, nature, and activism with Pete McBride, the acclaimed National Geographic photographer and filmmaker who works to protect fresh water and rivers with an emphasis on the Colorado River Basin and the fragile environment through which the river flows.
Mountain towns like Park City have a special role to play in reversing global warming—our snowpack and water are critical. Join us for Pete McBride’s visually engaging presentation and learn what we can expect from the Park City Climate Fund as the community strives to meet climate goals for 2030. A Q&A will follow.
As a National Geographic filmmaker and photographer, Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker, he is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Google, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, McBride decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart—his backyard river, the Colorado. Four years and 1500 river miles later, McBride produced an acclaimed book and three award-winning documentaries and co-hosted a PBS TV program. National Geographic listed him as an Adventurer of the Year for trekking the length of Grand Canyon National Park — 750 miles without a trail — to highlight its beauty and development threats. The project yielded a book, Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim, and an Emmy-nominated documentary, Into the Canyon. McBride’s latest book is Seeing Silence, which explores the power and fragility of natural sounds and quietude and was named a top photography book of 2021 by Smithsonian Magazine. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College, was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The Park City Climate Fund provides a critical piece of the climate puzzle by ensuring the resources are in place to implement real climate solutions at our local level. By leveraging our network, donors, and public/private partnerships, we commit our efforts to new goals that will be revealed at this exciting Climate Fund event.
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