Lisa Yoder

Local News Hour - October 4, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy to talk about open space issues . Summit County Economic Development Manager Jeff Jones and Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder are in to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's  county council meeting including the first report from the consultant hired to look at the Cline Dahle parcel and Summit County Council members Kim Carson and Roger Armstrong are both running unopposed on the November 8th ballot. We discuss the election and important issues facing council in next 4 years.

  Lisa Yoder, Sustainability City Coordinator for Summit County, is on the first half of the show to discuss the county’s environmental programs for 2016.  Then, Marc Clemmons from the Sierra Club – Utah chapter – is on the second half to discuss the draft Public Lands Initiative. 

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell speak with  Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder. Then it's highlights from the news..Clean Air, Beekeepers at airports and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

If you missed out on participating in the Summit Community Solar Program last year, you have another chance. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

Summit County and Park City are preparing an application to submit to the Georgetown University Energy Prize - a $5,000,000 award to the community that leads the way in energy efficiency. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Chris Cherniak talks topics of sustainability. His first guest is Lisa Yoder, Sustainability Coordinator for Summit County, who has details on the 2014 - 2016 sustainability plan. Then, Brian McInerney, from the National Weather Service,  is in to talk about weather and climate.