ParkCityGreen.org is a community resource run by Park City Municipal and the Park City Foundation; a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight foundation helped make it possible. The idea is to help residents understand how they can (and do) affect the earth through their carbon footprint, water usage and waste production.
The website has calculators for your home and business which allow you to measure your carbon footprint, water consumption, and waste production. It then offers tips and options to help reduce and recycle. The program will compute costs and give you ways to save as well as ways to produce less waste. The program’s “what if calculator” allows you to set goals for yourself, family and business.
Other great parts of the program include “My Sustainable Year” which is a weekly challenge to make a change in your life toward less impact on the environment. Challenges range from eating food produced locally, to walking or riding the bus versus driving your car; avoiding peak energy usage hours, trying to use less hot water, turning out the lights. It is amazing when you monitor what you do, how much you realize you might be wasting. The My Sustainable Year Challenge can be found on the ParkCityGreen.org website and heard on Park City’s local radio station KPCW at the beginning of each week. As well as during the “This Green Earth” weekly radio show.
There are great reference tools to help you learn about how you can make a difference as well as kid specific portion of the website. We encourage you to take a look at all of the information this Park City community resource provides. No matter what your personal belief toward global warming may be, this Park City resource gives you ways to easily do what you know is right in terms of doing your part to protect the limited resources our world has.
ParkCityGreen.org is another of the many intangibles that add value to Park City Real Estate and make the Park City, Utah area a great place to live. For more information on making Park City your home, contact a realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group.