KICK OFF EARTH DAY AND SUSTAINABILITY WEEK


Squatters Roadhouse Grill and Pub will hold a benefit party for Recycle Utah to kick off the nonprofit’s annual Sustainability Week festivities and membership drive. Squatter’s Earth Day Party will be held Sunday, April 19th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at 1900 Park Avenue in Park City.

      Tickets for the Earth Day Party, $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12, include dinner and two drinks. The evening features Squatters second annual Eco-Sculpture Contest, an opportunity drawing, and Recycle Utah’s membership drive.

      The recession has caused a sharp drop in prices for recyclables, making this year’s membership drive more important than ever to the financial health of Park City’s recycling center. Individual memberships are $20, family memberships are $40, corporate memberships are $150, Super memberships are $600 and Earth Guardian memberships are $5,000.

      Squatters will be providing credit card services again this year so that new and renewing members can make their event ticket and membership purchases in one easy transaction.

      Park City’s community recycling center is a membership-based 501c3 non profit organization. Members receive discounts on green products and workshops, Recycle Utah’s monthly e-newsletter, and a green halo for supporting their community recycling center financially.

      Prior to the Earth Day Party on Sunday, check out Utah’s Art Experiment, the 337 Project Art Truck, which will be in Squatter’s parking lot from noon to 8 pm. This unique traveling art installation teachers children about contemporary art and how common, everyday objects and materials can be shaped into art forms in unexpected ways.

      The winners of the Squatter’s second annual EcoSculpture Contest will be announced at the Earth Day party in the evening. For more information go towww.337project.org.

      On Tuesday, April 21st Recycle Utah will unveil Park City’s Solar Thermal Challenge right before the Energy Film Festival at the Santy Auditorium. Recycle Utah is challenging Park City residents to install solar hot water and solar hot water heating. The goal is 100 Park City homes this year.

      Homeowners interested in the installing a solar thermal system can come to the Santy Auditorium to pick up their “Fast Track” information package and discuss feasibility with representatives from solar thermal companies.

      The “Fast Track Solar Thermal packets” include a “fast track” application from the Park City Building Dept. and a “fast track” loan application from Frontier Bank. Solar thermal installations are eligible for rebates and tax credits, and the packet contains information pertinent to these cost saving programs.

      At 6 pm before the Energy Film Festival, Mayor Dana Williams and Environmental Sustainability Manager Diane Foster will make a presentation on Park City’s Community Carbon Footprint. At 6:30 pm April 22nd the third annual Energy Film Festival will begin.

      Sustainability week continues with bagels and coffee at Recycle Utah on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 from 10 am to noon.

      Also on Wednesday from 5:30 to 9 pm residents can participate in Recycle Utah’s “Recycle Your Precious Jewelry” event. Alix Railton from Happy Dragon Designs will provide advice about updating heirloom jewelry and Park City Jewelers will buy gold jewelry. Reservations for the gold event are required and can be made by calling 649-9698.

      On Thursday, April 23rd  Recycle Utah will conduct the 9th annual Water Festival for all fourth graders when more than 40 professionals from state and local agencies deliver fun, interactive presentations on water conservation and pollution to the students.

      Finally, on Monday, April 27th Recycle Utah is asking the community to recycle the most precious commodity of all. ARUP’s “Donate for Life” Bloodmobile will be in Recycle Utah’s parking lot on Monday, April 27 from 9 am to 4 pm for all those who want to donate blood to help accident victims and surgical patients.

 

 

Sustainability Week Events: 

4/19 Sunday Recycle Utah’s Earth Day Party @ Squatters 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

                  $25 Adults, $10 Children under 12

                  Includes dinner and drinks. 

                  All proceeds to benefit Recycle Utah. 

    4/21 Tuesday Energy Film Festival Santy Auditorium 1255 Park Avenue (Library Building)  

                FREE

                  5-6 pm “Fast Track Solar Thermal Program featuring consultation with solar

                  thermal installers.

            6 pm Park City’s Community Carbon Footprint presentation by

        Mayor Dana Willams and Diane Foster, Environmental Sustainability Manager

            6:30– 9:00 p.m. Documentaries on all things energy. 

4/22 Wednesday Earth Day Celebration @ Recycle Center /Membership Drive FREE

            10:00 a.m. – Noon / FREE bagels and coffee 

4/22 Wednesday Recycle Your Precious Jewelry – FREE

        5:30-9:00 p.m. Consultation from Happy Dragon Designs on how to re-design your heirloom jewelry. Park City Jewelers will purchase gold. Reservations required. 

4/23 Thursday 9th Annual Water Festival – Not open to the public.

                  4th Grade Water Education at St. Mary’s 

4/27 Monday  Blood Drive –

        Blood drive at Recycle Utah. ARUP Donate for Life Truck, Recycle Utah, 9am-4 pm

Energy Film Festival

Tuesday, April 22 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Santy Auditorium – FREE    

        Locations:

      Recycle Utah: 1951 Woodbine Way off Kearns Blvd behind The Yard. www.recycleutah.org    (435) 649-9698. 

Squatter’s Roadhouse Grill & Pub: 1900 Park Avenue 84060 Ph: (435) 649-9868 www.squatters.com

Squatters Salt Lake City: 147 West Broadway (300 South) (801) 363-2739

Santy Auditorium:  1255 Park Avenue in the Park City Library 

About Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah is Park City’s community recycling center, dedicated to promoting the four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink. Bins in outlying locations serve all residents and businesses in Summit County, Utah. The Center on Woodbine Way is open daily. The office and construction thrift store are open daily 10 AM to 4PM. www.recycleutah.org    (435) 649-9698.   

ABOUT SALT LAKE BREWING CO.

Salt Lake Brewing Co. (SLBC) operates three restaurants in Utah; Squatters Pub Brewery in downtown Salt Lake City, Squatters Airport Pub at Salt Lake City International Airport and Squatters Roadhouse Grill in Park City. SLBC maintains a strong community commitment by purchasing goods and services from locally owned businesses and has exemplary environmental practices whenever possible.

Squatters is celebrating its 20th year of “Damn fine beers”. Squatters’ bottled and draft beers are available in Utah liquor stores, restaurants, clubs, hotels, resorts, grocery and convenience stores throughout Utah; and other select locations in western United States.