Sustainable Meetings

Plan Today, Preserve Tomorrow

In Park City, meetings help planners and attendees move towards a more sustainable future. From sourcing energy-efficient venues to working with sustainably educated vendors, we’ll help you plan and find purpose in a more meaningful meeting in our mountain town – whether you're just starting or well on your way to sustainability.

Taste of Park City

Sustainability, For the Mountainkind


Park City embodies mountainkind — embracing a way of life that celebrates each other while protecting the natural beauty and unique charm of the place we call home. The Sustainable Tourism Plan is our long-range sustainable destination plan with principles that help set the foundation for a mountainkind meeting.

Women dancing for the Latino Arts Festival parade

Artfully Sustainable


Our art and cultural richness set us apart from other destinations, and at the heart of our local artistry is the Arts Council Park City Summit County. The Arts Council has been fostering local creativity and sustainability for almost four decades and has tips and examples for integrating creativity with sustainability – elevating meetings and events.

  1. Live Activations: Hire a local artist for a dynamic event experience.
  2. Group Activities: Organize workshops and classes to inspire creativity.
  3. Local Outsourcing: Use local photographers and designers for meeting/event needs.
  4. Marketing & Branding: Collaborate with artists for unique promotional materials.
  5. Decor: Enhance your venue space with local art.
  6. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Include talks from local, insightful business owners.
  1. Vendor Pop-Ups: Showcase local products at your meeting or event.
  2. Purposeful Venue Selection: Inquire about and select venues where a portion of sales are returned to the artists and the community.
  3. Creative Engagements: Invite attendees to studio tours or art walks, sparking conversation and connection.
  4. Incorporate live art, collaborative murals and more to create an immersive, interactive event environment.
Electric Bus Transit

Your Green Glossary




Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Programs

Purchasing that gives preference to products and services with reduced environmental impacts across their lifecycle

Waste Diversion Programs

Initiatives to divert waste from landfills through practices like recycling, composting, reuse, etc.

Water Quality Management Practices

Measures to protect water resources and reduce water pollution

Energy Management

Strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption

Green Housekeeping Initiatives

Environmentally-friendly cleaning and maintenance practices

Significant Composting and Recycling Program

Large-scale programs for composting organic waste and recycling various materials

Reusable Wares

Utilizing reusable dishes, utensils, etc. instead of single-use disposables

Recycled Paper Products

Printed materials made from recycled paper or other recycled materials

Local Food Sourcing

Procuring food from local sources to reduce transportation footprint

Renewable Energy Practices

Adoption of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, etc.

Energy-Efficient Systems

Upgrades to lighting, HVAC, equipment to improve energy efficiency

Electric Vehicle Charging

Providing charging infrastructure to support electric vehicles

Tree Planting and Carbon Offsetting

Initiatives to plant trees and offset carbon emissions

Poverty Alleviation

Programs or partnerships that address poverty reduction

Green Meeting Hotels & Resorts

Our sustainable accommodations go beyond providing attendees with the best comfort and amenities. Each of these hotels and resorts have eco-friendly systems in place to reduce their carbon footprint and create a healthier, more enjoyable environment for guests. These ecological initiatives include:

The Lodges at Blue Sky
  • Blue Sky has built its own wastewater treatment facility
  • Onsite restaurant utilizes produce, herbs, and flowers from the organic and regenerative Gracie’s Farm, and food waste is composted to use as fertilizer
  • Guests receive a reusable water bottle that they can take home
  • No single-use plastics are used
Montage Deer Valley
  • Environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP) programs
  • Waste diversion programs
  • Water-quality management practices
  • Energy management
  • Green housekeeping initiatives
Lodges at Deer Valley
  • Significant composting and recycling program
  • Reusable wares at all our day lodges and evening restaurants
  • Trail maps are printed on 100% recycled cement
  • Local food sourcing
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
  • Implementation of Blue Sky Energy renewable energy practices
  • Energy-efficient lighting, boilers, AC systems, electric vehicle charging, recycling practices, and more
  • Partnership with Evertreen, which plants real trees, offsets Co2 and alleviates poverty
Hyatt Centric Park City
  • Recipient of 4 Green Keys from the Green Key Eco-Rating Program
  • Science-based target was approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)
  • Comprehensive recycling and composting program
  • Responsible sourcing of products and services
  • Prioritize the vitality of our global communities
Newpark Resort & Hotel
  • Utah’s first LEED-certified resort community
  • Staff/management training on green practices
  • Efficient ventilation system
  • Organic/local food & beverages
  • Water-efficient bathroom fixtures
  • Native plants in garden
  • LED and CFL light bulb replacement
  • Bulk dispensed amenities
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa
  • Green Housekeeping program
  • All LED bulbs 
  • Clean the World amenity recycling program
Best Western Landmark Inn
  • Carbon footprint reduction, including energy and water conservation
  • Champion sustainable products and programs
  • Partnerships with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA), Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Sustainability Program, Green Key, and Green Globe


Wildlife Conservation in Park City

Many wildlife species inhabit Park City, from deer, elk and moose to coyotes, foxes, osprey and eagles. Protecting wildlife is crucial for preserving our destination’s natural landscapes, outdoor recreation economy and biodiversity for future generations.

  • The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is a 1,200-acre protected area that serves as a hub for wildlife watching and conservation education. It hosts guided nature walks and programs focused on local flora and fauna.
  • Save People Save Wildlife is an advocacy group pushing for the construction of wildlife crossings and fencing along major roadways in Park City to prevent vehicle collisions with animals and allow safe wildlife movement.
  • Organizations like Park City Wildlife Rehab work to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured native wildlife back into the wild.


Ready to Meet Green in Park City?

Our experts at Visit Park City are here to help you plan a smart and sustainable meeting in our mountain town.
Reach out to us or submit an RFP to get started.