District should attempt for sustainability
The Local weather Motion Now (CAN) Membership could be very keen about our future and the necessity to transition away from fossil fuels and alter our total reliance on them. There’s a excessive degree of carbon emissions in our ambiance, and it’s inflicting important hurt to our local weather — hotter temperatures, drought, stronger storms, bigger wildfires, sea-level rise and extra. Subsequently, it’s crucial for all sectors of society to cease burning fossil fuels and transfer to 100% clear, renewable power.
College districts play an important position in addressing local weather change, as they’re usually main power customers inside municipalities. That’s why we’re asking the Park Metropolis College District (PCSD) to hitch the nationwide motion in the direction of clear and renewable power. CAN and our highschool’s Earth Membership are collaborating with Sierra Membership and different neighborhood members to ask the district to make a 100% clear power dedication. By committing to wash power, PCSD has the possibility to be the second college district in Utah to decide to 100% clear electrical energy by 2030, and part out all fossil fuels by 2040 — by electrifying heating, cooking, transportation and cooling techniques. The advantages embrace bettering indoor air high quality and well being of scholars and employees, saving cash (which may be reinvested into underserved college students and school rooms), strengthening neighborhood resilience, enhancing studying alternatives in STEM and local weather options and creating native jobs.
We anticipated PCSD to leap on the alternative to hitch efforts and set an instance as a local weather chief, nonetheless, the district has but to formalize a dedication and has stalled to carry our initiative ahead for a proper board vote. To safe a dedication to 100% clear power, we’d like your assist: Please name the district at this quantity: 435-645-5600 or e-mail your PCSD Board of Schooling member and ask that they vote sure in making a district-wide dedication to 100% clear power. Park Metropolis and Summit County are taking big strides to create a extra sustainable future, it’s time for the Park Metropolis College District to hitch them.
Nina Serafin and Tess Carson
PCHS Local weather Motion Now Membership
Victory for Parkite
Park Metropolis resident Alex Schlopy, 28, certified for the finals in slopestyle at “The Rev Tour on the Aspen Snowmass Open.” There have been over 80 rivals on the occasion. I’m instructed there have been smiles all around the mountain at his efficiency.
It’s Schlopy’s first competitors in six years. A former World Slopestyle Champion, X-Video games Gold Medalist, Dew Tour Finals Champion and World Cup occasion winner, Schlopy fell off the map after narrowly lacking the 2014 Olympic Group. His first important consequence as a junior was on the Aspen Open when he was 14 years-old. It now comes full circle.
Alex’s story of spiraling into habit and self-sabotage is properly documented domestically and within the nationwide freeski press. This comeback has him grinning from ear to ear. The U.S. Ski Group knew his story and accommodated Alex with an entry into the occasion after having a private assembly with him two months in the past. Hats off to them!
Due to the Park Metropolis neighborhood for supporting him and serving to him grow to be a productive, clear, motivated individual over the previous couple of years can’t be adequately expressed.
Alex trains at Woodward and PCMR. His family and friends are throughout city wishing him success in his “rebirth” into the world of aggressive snowboarding.
Alex completed 12th within the finals after making an attempt troublesome rail tips in hopes of a top-five or podium end. However, frankly, his qualifying for the finals is a win it doesn’t matter what.