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Salt Lake City’s 2017 Building Energy Efficiency Challenge Kicks Off

full-skyline_2017_page_1Salt Lake City and Salt Lake Chamber partner on the Third Annual Skyline Challenge to accelerate commercial building energy efficiency

 As part of her mission to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and form strong partnerships with the business community, Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to launch the Third Annual Skyline Challenge—this year with the Salt Lake Chamber joining the roster of partners.

The annual Skyline Challenge is a voluntary program to accelerate investment in energy efficiency from large commercial buildings and raise public awareness of building energy performance while creating jobs and fostering a stronger local economy.

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2016 Year in Review

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The beginning of a new year is a good time to take note of all the achievements we’ve made over the past 12 months. It was a banner year for Sustainability in SLC– from our office becoming a full Department, to launching a new market program, to establishing ambitious clean energy goals.

We publish an annual report detailing our major accomplishments for the year.  You can read the highlights from 2016 below, or download the full report here.

Thank you to our many partners who’ve helped us along the way. And happy New Year from all of us at SLCgreen!

Notable achievements in 2016 include:

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Renters in Salt Lake City: Tell your Property Manager about the New Recycling Ordinance

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Do you live in an apartment in Salt Lake City that does not offer recycling?

We’re currently in an education-phase of bringing recycling to more properties and residents in Salt Lake City, based on a new business and multi-family recycling ordinance passed in December 2015 by the Salt Lake City Council.

Can you help us spread the word?

If you don’t have recycling at your complex, point your landlord toward to our list of online resources available at www.slcgreen.com/business-recycling

They can also attend an upcoming workshop on November 10 to learn more!

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Mayor Biskupski Recognizes Business Leadership Enhancing the Salt Lake City Economy and Cutting Pollution

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“Head of the class.” “Leaders.” “Innovators.”  They’re called many things.  At Salt Lake City, we call the building owners that go above-and-beyond to cut emissions our “Mayor’s Skyline Challenge Winners”, and it is our pleasure to introduce you to them.

Launched in May 2014, the multi-year Mayor’s Skyline Challenge encourages building owners across Salt Lake City to proactively improve the energy performance of their buildings, reducing emissions and saving money.  On July 15, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined business and community leaders to honor the four winners of the second annual Mayor’s Skyline Challenge Awards for their leadership in Project Skyline over the past year. Read more

New Sustainability Program Begins at Salt Lake City!

Empower SLC Logo - High Res PNGSalt Lake City Green recently launched Empower SLC, an in-house sustainability training platform available for all City employees. The twelve-month program will cover a variety of sustainability-related topics, including energy use at home, water conservation, renewable energy, and food. Empower SLC is designed to motivate behavior change at the individual level in order to reduce pollution, save resources, and enhance Salt Lake City.

Every week, short lessons are released under a larger monthly theme topic. Users can earn points by completing lessons, taking quizzes, and committing to actions each week. To encourage participation amongst all users, employees will earn a sustainability certification based on their level of participation. The Empower SLC certificate will be endorsed by the Mayor and the Sustainability Director at three levels: Basic, Gold, and Platinum.

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To date, over 400 employees have registered with Empower SLC! The first month’s theme, Water Free SLC, covers waste management, recyclable materials, and hazardous and electronic waste, with simple tips on how to green your lifestyle at home and in the office. For a closer look into how each department is participating, check out the chart below.

Empower SLC Registration

 

SLCgreen is Hiring! Deadline extended!!

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Are you a people person that is passionate about sustainability?

The SLCgreen crew is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing, and enthusiastic individual to join our intern staff!

Please note that is a seasonal PAID position for 20-25 hours per week through August or September.  Weekend and some evening availability required. Opportunity may be extended through December 2016 for 10-15 hours per week. Pay is $12.00 per hour.

Email a cover letter and resume to bridget.stuchly@slcgov.com by Monday, May 9th, for consideration.


Job Title: SUSTAINABILITY INTERN
 (Paid Position)

Job Summary:

Under direction of the Sustainability Communications Manager, supports sustainability education and outreach for residents, businesses and city employees. Assists in facilitating and promoting city-wide sustainability initiatives.

Typical Duties:

  1. Assists with managing SLCgreen volunteer internship program. Recruits, screens, and recommends interns and research projects. Provides training and orientation for interns. Collaborates with full-time staff to identify potential projects according to department needs. Meets regularly with volunteer interns to ensure the advancement of intern projects.
  2. Coordinates public outreach at community events to promote sustainability initiatives. This includes identifying and recommending events within Salt Lake City to attend, applying for booth space, mentoring and training interns on effective public engagement strategies, tabling and scheduling interns to support these events. Compiles post-event reports.
  3. Organizes and keeps up to date log of outreach and education materials. Requests print bids for projects and submits print orders. Contacts government agencies to obtain outreach materials.
  4. Assists in maintaining sustainability information and events on the SLCgreen website. Assists with SLCgreen’s social media accounts on FacebookTwitterand Instagram, and develop posts for the SLCgreen blog (slcgreenblog.com). Previous experience with website management and social media is preferred, but not required.
  5. Responds to resident and business inquiries to sustainability programs; administers sustainability email list serves.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, public administration, communications or related field.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals of varied backgrounds. Ability to organize work and gain support of employees, external customers and other stakeholders.
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card. Ability to travel to all locations throughout the City.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience leading a team, managing a project, and public engagement.
  2. Good interpersonal and public speaking skills.

Intermountain Sustainability Summit March 24 &25

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit returns to Weber State University March 24th and 25th, 2016.  The summit offers over a dozen sessions and in depth workshops addressing climate, water, recycling, clean energy and more. Join sustainability professionals, civic leaders, businesses, nonprofits, educators, students and community members to learn, network, and develop strategies for implementing sustainability across Utah and the Intermountain West.

The summit kicks off with a conference day, Thursday, March 24th.  The keynote speaker will be Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc.  Makower has been a leading voice on business, the environment and the bottom line for the past 25 years. In 2014 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Institute of Sustainability Professionals. He will be joined by over 40 speakers throughout the conference to inspire, inform, and show how businesses, policy makers, nonprofits, and community members are making a difference. SLCgreen’s Tyler Poulson will be presenting on strategies for engaging employees on climate change to encourage grassroots, participatory leadership within an organization. For additional speaker information, visit the webpage.

Workshops will be held on Friday, March 25th.  Workshops include:

  • Community Zero Waste Road Map
  • LEED Green Associate Workshop
  • Smart Cycling

Looking to be involved and grow your business, nonprofit or idea?  See the SponsorExhibitor, or Poster page to be a part of the Summit.  Register by March 15th for early bird pricing.  Visit the Intermountain Sustainability Summit webpage for more information!  We hope to see you there!