Events for Environment

Garden Guru

If you have always wanted to take your gardening to the next level, this program is just for you. Whether you are just starting out or have been gardening for a while, this VIP access to workshops, events and personalized garden help includes: -Admission to any 3 gardening workshops hosted by WCG for 2019 ($60+ value) -A two-hour private garden consultation held at your garden (scheduled between April and September 2019)($100 value) -A garden journal to help you track crops and productivity ($20 value) -A garden tote filled with free packets of seeds($20 value) -A private group tour of the Grateful Tomato Garden -Entrance to the WCG Plant Sale Pre-Sale ($250 value) along with personalized shopping tips from our experts! -Two seedlings of rare, exciting peppers or tomatoes that are not available at our Plant Sale ($10 Value) -Entrance to the annual Urban Garden and Farm Tour on Saturday, June 23rd ($20 value) The cost of the entire series is $389. 100% of the proceeds support WCG programs in the community. Only 6 spaces available. Reserve your spot at https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/185 For questions, give us a call at 801-359-2658 or email marybeth@wasatchgardens.org



Rise Against Oil and Gas: Action Training

The BLM is leasing 217,576 acres of public land in the Uintah Basin, near Bears Ears and Hovenweep National Monuments, and on wild landscapes to private oil & gas companies on March 25. Will you help us end this sale? Please join us to Rise against oil and gas at an Action Training. This peaceful event will be held within legal bounds--we do not condone violence of any kind. This event is ADA accessible, free and open to the public.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/defendourfuture 



10th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit is an annual benchmark event where sustainability professionals from business, non-profits, government, and education come together, along with the next generation of leaders, to learn, share, network and build momentum as we work to improve our communities, environment and economy. Over 400 sustainability professionals, engaged citizens, and emerging leaders will gather at Weber State for the 10th annual celebration of the Summit.

This year’s keynote speakers are environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist, Paul Hawken, at 2:30 p.m. and Senior Climate Scientist & Director of Climate at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Brenda Ekwurzel at 8:30 a.m.

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. and sessions go until 5:00 p.m. This year's event hosts over 40 local and national speakers. Tracks include Clean Energy, Buildings & Cities, Equity, Climate & Engagement, and Zero Waste. The Summit also offers the Eco Expo where participants can mingle with sustainably minded organizations. In addition, the Student Poster Contest where students will showcase their work related to sustainability.

Learn more and register at https://www.weber.edu/issummit https://www.facebook.com/IntermountainSustainabilitySummit/?ref=br_rs



Recreation Challenges on Public Lands

In recent years, outdoor recreation has become a primary use of the public lands, creating myriad conflicts, challenges, and opportunities. A substantial portion of the public domain is managed for recreation in the form of national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, and the like, drawing millions of visitors annually. Outdoor recreation is now big business, constituting two percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), which is more than agriculture, mining, or oil and gas development individually contribute to the nation’s GDP. Conflicts have grown more intense between recreation users (e.g. hikers, mountain bikers, and ATVers), and new environmental problems have surfaced in the form of soil erosion, water pollution, and wildlife displacement, while the land management agencies lack the necessary resources to effectively address these problems. The symposium will first examine the economic, social, and legal framework for recreation on the public lands, and then extract lessons from specific recreation problems in the Wasatch Mountains and the Moab area. A symposium highlight will be “A Conversation with the Secretary” between Sally Jewell, former Secretary of the Interior, and Robert Keiter of the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. Ms. Jewell will discuss her unique perspective on conservation and recreation, based on her experience as Secretary of the Interior and as former CEO of REI.

More info at: http://www.law.utah.edu/event/wallace-stegner-center-24th-annual-symposium-recreation-challenges-on-public-lands/



Water Trivia

Test your Wasatch water knowledge with the Seven Canyons Trust and Squatters Brewing at Water Trivia. Water Trivia combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams of four test their Wasatch water knowledge against competitors in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology, whilst enjoying local micro-brews and free appetizers – fermented from the waters of the seven canyon creeks of Utah’s Wasatch Range – courtesy of Squatters Brewing. All guests will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win awesome prizes.

For more information and to get tickets: https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/trivia.



Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities

Rebecca Solnit will receive the second annual Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities. Solnit is a distinguished public intellectual and climate activist. Her work engages environmental justice, indigenous history, feminism and popular power. She is the author of twenty books including Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark.

The Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities celebrates environmental leadership and expression. It honors those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using tools of the humanities, such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/297626000920090/



The Quiet Force: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Utah Coalition of La Raza and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance are teaming up for a special screening of 'The Quiet Force' with comments from directors Hilary Byrne and Sophie Danison and a panel discussion. Through individual experiences in tourism-driven mountain communities, ‘The Quiet Force╩╝ explores social and economic impacts of the Latino immigrant workforce relating to national immigration policies.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to MOSIAC Interfaith Ministries' migrant justice programs. Doors open at 6:00, program begins at 6:30. General admission is $10. Admission is FREE to students with ID and ages 15 and under.

Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-quiet-force-film-screening-and-panel-tickets-56375403349

Invite your friends on: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098502390199471/

Use public transit: the TRAX Blue Line and several busses stop just a block away. Public parking is also available.



Mt. Everest Peace Climb: A Story of Teamwork and Adventure!

Fundraiser for Salt Lake City chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby featuring a talk from Ian Wade describing his climb of North Ridge of Mt. Everest with the International Peace Climb.

Tickets: $50 per person; Purchase online at Eventbrite http://bit.ly/CCLFund If you can’t attend but want to support CCL-SLC, donations can be made at this website. Gifts will be matched, up to a total of $3000, by a group of generous donors.

The Mt. Everest Peace climb took place just before the end of the Cold War. It was the first expedition to include climbers from the USA, China and Soviet Union and was a symbol of how traditionally antagonistic countries could work together. This climb was done without Sherpa support. During their trip, they removed over 2 tons of trash and equipment eft by previous climbing expeditions, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Earth day.

Proceeds from the event will be used to send Utah students to Washington D.C. where they will learn how to lobby members of Congress to support Carbon Fee and Dividend policies that would drastically reduce carbon emissions.



Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower

We will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower April 26-28th, 2019. The event is from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, April 26, and 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. There will be activities for all ages, including silent auction items, games, crafts, and much more. We will have our animal ambassadors on display with our team of knowledgeable handlers. This event is free. https://wrcnu.org/



Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower

We will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Wildlife Baby Shower April 26-28th, 2019. The event is from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, April 26, and 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. There will be activities for all ages, including silent auction items, games, crafts, and much more. We will have our animal ambassadors on display with our team of knowledgeable handlers. This event is free. https://wrcnu.org/