Ann Ober

One of Park City Municipal's priorities is to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable resources as indicated by the recent expansion of the city's solar panel portfolio on municipal buildings.   It still has a long way to go, but tenacious efforts by the sustainability department are looking deep into energy savings that are becoming more efficient and easier to apply.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Mountain Accord process - which aims to guide the management of and preserve the Central Wasatch has made a substantial outreach to the public, and finds the engagement is informed, passionate, and participatory. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Old Town properties east of the Marsac Building could have their soil tested later this month as the Environmental Protection Agency investigates property outside the Soils Ordinance boundary that could be contaminated with old mine tailings. Leslie Thatcher has more.

It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).

Establishing the balance of economics, environment, transportation and recreation in and along the Northern Wasatch is paramount to the mission of the Mountain Accord. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On this show, we'll talk with Ann Ober, new to the sustainability department at City Hall, about her role in effective government,  regional transportation, and when the rubber meets the road in sustainable practices for a municipality. Then Spike Carlsen, author of "The Backyard Homestead Book of BUILDING PROJECTS", he's the home project guru.  And if that wasn't enough,  Dave Barry, humor columnist and author of more than 30 books about his latest literary endeavor, "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty". He is a funny guy, or so we are told.

Park City Municipal's newest staff member is one who wears many hats. Lynn Ware Peek has more.