Smart, environmentally friendly offerings at your meetings and conferences are shifting from trend to expectation — and sustainability is an important initiative, especially in Park City.
The Sustainable Tourism Plan features efforts that go beyond green. It’s a resourceful guide of elevated standards and criteria focusing on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) standard that includes four main categories of destination sustainability:
The acronym, HOME, was designed to reflect how we are telling Park City’s story of sustainability — and tying it into our quality of life and sense of place. It encompasses GSTC’s four pillars of destination sustainability we are focusing on while staying in alignment with the Global Sustainable Assessment.
O utdoor Recreation
M anagement (of the destination)
Park City is home to numerous green, sustainable hotels and resorts that range from budget-friendly to luxury. When booking your next meeting hotel, consider your group’s carbon footprint and research accommodations that support Park City’s initiative for net-zero.
TripAdvisor has implemented their GreenLeaders Program, which showcases Park City's eco-friendly hotels and resorts that are all committed to green practices. Many of our local hotel partners are members of the Green Business Program, as well. They include:
Those that live green, or practice green initiatives, come alive when they are out in nature. After all, they want to experience the very environment that they are passionate about preserving. Park City offers sample group itineraries filled with recreational outdoor activities and ways for your group to be out in the green outdoors.
Sustainability is a necessity but there are creative ways to brand it as an amenity. Park City’s Guide to Sustainable Meetings & Events is available to assist planners in implementing sustainable practices in their meetings or events.
A sustainable event balances the 3 Ps — People (social responsibilities), Planet (environmental responsibilities) and Prosperity (economic responsibilities). This sustainable meetings checklist is full of useful resources and priorities including:
Visit Park City’s Sustainable Meetings Checklist has everything you need to host an event sustainably and responsibly.
As a known green meeting destination, Park City has a long history of environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Our goals are North America’s most ambitious: to be net-zero carbon and run on 100% renewable energy by 2030 community-wide and by 2022 for municipal operations.
Learn more about how Park City continues to be a leading municipality leading sustainability efforts with some of the most ambitious climate goals in North America.
Reach out to the experts at Visit Park City or submit an RFP for additional information about the destination’s sustainability efforts and planning green meeting experiences here in Park City.