30 05, 2017

What Is the Chamber’s Water Champions Program?

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Water is a scarce resource in Utah. In fact, the Beehive State ranks as the second driest in the nation. While businesses understand this scarcity, it may not be top of mind when considering ways to improve a company’s environmental impact or make a difference for the economic prosperity of the state. More than just [...]

17 05, 2017

EVENT RECAP — Utah: Water is Your Business Forum

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

The 2017 Utah: Water is Your Business Forum, held on Thursday May 11, was a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. The forum brought together over 70 participants from the private and public sector to discuss the challenges and barriers they face when it comes [...]

11 05, 2017

Utah: Water is Your Business

By | May 11th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber Announces Two Business-Focused Water Conservation Programs SALT LAKE CITY, UT – In conjunction with Utah’s Water Week, the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, hosted the third annual “Utah: Water is Your Business” Forum. The forum was an opportunity for business leaders to learn from local [...]

11 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Energy Policy

By | May 11th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

8 05, 2017

Interim 2017 Preview: Air Quality

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community. Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming [...]

18 04, 2017

Salt Lake Chamber Applauds Chevron’s Commitment to Produce Tier 3 fuels

By | April 18th, 2017|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Statements|0 Comments

Salt Lake City, UT - Air quality remains a critical economic issue for Utah’s business community, which is why companies large and small are leading the way to address these challenges. While there is no silver bullet to solving Utah’s air problems, one of the most impactful changes is that of Utah refineries choosing to [...]

9 04, 2017

Clean Air Champions: Envision Utah and Provo City

By | April 9th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Air quality is certainly not just a Salt Lake City issue; it affects quality of life and economic development throughout the state of Utah. So when it came to finding ways to make a difference for our air, Provo City leaders decided to take matters into their own hands. With the help of Envision Utah, [...]

14 03, 2017

3 Ways Your Company Can Show a Year-Round Commitment to Clean Air

By | March 14th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Although this month marks the end of the Chamber’s Inversion Mitigation Initiative, it does not mean businesses and employees should stop working to integrate clean air strategies into their company culture. The truth is, air quality challenges don’t suddenly go away as winter fades into spring. In fact, Utah’s summertime air quality poses its own [...]

6 03, 2017

5 Best Practices for Implementing Clean Air Strategies at Work

By | March 6th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Our Clean Air Champions have found creative and simple ways to make clean air strategies part of their workplace culture. As we wind down our inversion mitigation initiative, highlighting the best practices of our Champions can help other businesses follow suit and learn what they can do to clean our air. Here are 5 examples [...]

21 02, 2017

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: a partnership with Salt Lake City

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions [...]