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“Get Into the River” Festival: Join the Fun on May 31

Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands invites you to their Get Into the River Festival on Saturday, May 31 at Jordan Park! Free lunch, canoe rides, bike rodeo, food vendors, hip hop lessons and more on the books.
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Bike Love at the Utah Bike Summit

The sixth annual Utah Bike Summit will be held Friday, April 25, and will gather citizens, riders, cycling advocates, government officials and representatives from some of the world’s biggest bike brands to discuss, plan and promote the efforts to make Utah the most bike-friendly state in the country.

The Summit will take place at the University of Utah Guesthouse in Salt Lake City, and is open to the public. Attendees can register online at www.utahbikes.org/SummitRegistration.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sarai Snyder, founder of the women’s cycling blog Girl Bike Love and the global CycloFemme ride. The goal of both of these efforts is to grow and empower the future of women in the sport of cycling. Sarai also sits on the Women Bike Advisory Board for the League of American Bicyclists.

In addition to this year’s keynote address, the Summit will host two round table discussions featuring leaders from UDOT, UTA, WFRC, MAG, as well as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Odgen Mayor Mike Caldwell and Provo Mayor John Curtis.

The afternoon agenda is packed with breakout sessions addressing a variety of Bike Friendly advocacy topics and a post-summit reception closes out the day’s activities at Contender Bicycles.

To highlight some of the cycling opportunities that can be developed through community and interagency cooperation, a group ride is planned the next day following the Summit on the Murdock Canal Trail. The ride will depart from the Orem FrontRunner Station at 9:05 a.m.

“We invite anyone and everyone, cyclists and those interested in how cycling can be integrated into Utah’s transportation infrastructure, to attend this year’s Bike Summit,” said Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah. “After attending, we hope attendees will be inspired and return home with information and new skills to work with their friends, co-workers, families and local government officials in supporting Utah-based cycling programs, events and outreach activities.”

More Information

Friday, April 25th
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
University of Utah Guest House
See the full agenda
Visit BikeUtah.org

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About Bike Utah

Bike Utah is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization made up of recreational and commuter cyclists, bicycle manufactures and retail shops, and transit advocates working to improve bicycling conditions throughout the State of Utah. The mission of Bike Utah is to integrate bicycling into the everyday culture of the state.

Intern with SmartTrips SLC!

SmartTrips Intern – Salt Lake City Division of Sustainability

Deliveries_FacebookSLCgreen is recruiting a summer intern team for the SmartTrips program!

SmartTrips Salt Lake City is a neighborhood-based program that encourages active and public transportation through collaborative community events, educational newsletters and free kits delivered by bicycle.

SmartTrips is modeled after similar efforts in Portland, Oregon and other communities, which have all successfully reduced vehicle trips and emissions among participants.

This year SmartTrips is visiting Sugar House and the neighborhoods along the recently launched S-Line streetcar. Learn more here:  www.smarttripsslc.com.

Intern Learning Opportunities

Enjoy getting to know your neighborhood by bicycle?  Want to support and work with local businesses to incentivize their customers to leave their cars at home?  Looking for an outlet to write about air quality?  Like collaborating with schools, libraries and local organizations on environmental education?

The opportunities for interns to get involved are many!  We invite you to bring your own interests, skills and ideas to our team.

Requirements

  • Ideal candidates are passionate and knowledgeable about alternative transportation, sustainability, community organizing, and/or the Sugar House area.
  • We ask for a 15-25 hour per week commitment from May to August 2014. Know that there is opportunity to start as early as April or extend through September.
  • Be flexible to attend some SmartTrips events and bicycle deliveries that may occur in the evening and on weekends.

To apply:  

  1. Visit www.slcgov.com/jobs and “click here” for Current City Job Openings.
  2. Follow the directions to apply for the Mayor’s Office “Voluntary Intern” listing (Bid #12002).
  3. In your application, please be sure to specify your interest in interning with SLCgreen’s SmartTrips program.

** Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid internship.

Questions?  Please contact SmartTrips Coordinator, Sara Rose, at: sararose.tannenbaum@slcgov.com.

SLC Embraces Earth Hour

This year, Salt Lake City will participate in Earth Hour, turning off the lights of the Salt Lake City & County Building at 8:30 p.m. next Saturday, March 29th.

Check out the FAQs below to learn more about this effort, and find out how you can get involved!

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

When does Earth Hour take place?

Earth Hour 2014 will be held on Saturday, March 29th between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. in your local time zone. The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in your local timezone.

What does Earth Hour aim to achieve?

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

How can I get involved?

The first thing anyone can do to get involved is to turn off their lights on Saturday. But there’s much, much more. Our full ambition is for people to take action beyond the hour. Whether it’s supporting a crowd-funding or crowd-sourcing campaign on www.earthhour.org or starting the movement in their own community. The vision is always to do more, so make the light switch the beginning of your journey.

Get inspired to take action at SLCgreen.com.

Sustainability Position at Hogle Zoo!

Hogle Kickoff 1Utah’s Hogle Zoo is hiring a environmental coordinator — a brand new position that will be focused on facilitating the Zoo’s move towards sustainability.

Here is the official job posting —

Posted: February 20, 2014
Position: Environmental Coordinator
Department: Conservation

Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s Conservation Department is announcing the opening of a full-time position as the Zoo’s Environmental Coordinator.

The Zoo is seeking an enterprising and energetic individual for a newly created Environmental Coordinator position. The Coordinator will assist in facilitating the Zoo’s move towards sustainability. This position reports to the Zoo’s Conservation Coordinator. The Environmental Coordinator will be responsible for developing and tracking the organization’s carbon footprint, tracking environmental compliance, expanding staff and guest awareness programs and assist with the development of the Zoo’s Sustainability Plan.

This is a full time position compensated at an hourly rate with excellent rewards program including a comprehensive benefits package, work-life balance programs and opportunities for professional development.
Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in environment and sustainability studies or related field are preferred. Candidates with previous experience in an environmental related position are also preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Individuals with a strong working knowledge and dedicated interest for the concept of sustainability, awareness of the central issues and controversies should consider applying.

Additionally, applicants must be able to:

  • Work positively in a team environment,
  • Represent the Zoo’s mission in public forums,
  • Be self-motivated, organized and reliable
  • Be flexible and adapt to complex situations,
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills in data management word processing and presentation software
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Stand or walk for long periods of time, bending, stooping, and lifting of heavy objects (up to 40 pounds)

Anyone interested in this position should email a cover letter and resume to Liz Larsen, llarsen@hoglezoo.org, Conservation Coordinator at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, by March 15, 2014.

Students Who Care About the Air Contest

 

Calling all Utah students who care about the air!

Share your ideas for ways to educate your friends and family about being idle free and be eligible for cash prizes. Students are encouraged to submit their essays, photos, videos or artwork.

Entries are due on or before March 5, 2014. More details and entry submissions are available at StudentsWhoCareAbouttheAir.com.

We love it! Get creative, kids…

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Are you ready to Ride with Hive?

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The city is buzzing!

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The Hive Pass, Salt Lake City’s new annual UTA pass exclusively for city residents, launches on March 1, 2014.

The pilot program is the result of a partnership between Salt Lake City and UTA and will offer city residents an annual transit pass at a deep discount — just $360 a year!

There are two options for pass payment:

  • $350 full payment to cover the entire year ($10 discount for full payment)
  • $360 payable in $30 monthly installments

Stay tuned for details on purchasing locations. You can explore frequently asked questions about the Hive Pass at RidewithHive.com.

Be the first to know! If you are super excited to get your hands on this pass (and who isn’t?), sign up to receive email alerts.

Join the conversation — use the #ridewithhive hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.