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Yosemite Sustainability Conference

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Gateway Partners is hosting the first Yosemite Sustainability Conference in Yosemite National Park Dec. 8-10.

The conference is a three-day learning and networking forum dedicated to helping local and state businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability through best practices.

The conference will provide information about some of the most impactful environmental issues such as climate change, greenhouse gas reduction, water management, energy management, waste stream reduction and transportation fuels.

Attendees will learn about implementable solutions, tools, resources, and best practices from experts in the fields of water, energy, waste management and air resources.

The event will provide information and demonstrations of existing Yosemite sustainable systems and processes. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and hear from experts on some of the world’s most intriguing environmental concerns and sustainability practices, as well as emerging technologies to deal with these concerns.

Among the keynote speakers is Tim Carey, Senior Director for Sustainability and Recycling at PepsiCo Beverages. Other speakers include:

Debbie Freidel, Director of Sustainability for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Dan Jensen, President of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent, National Park Service
Ann Krcik, Director, Brand Communication & Outdoor Exploration, The North Face

The Yosemite Sustainability Conference is designed for individuals who manage sustainability as part of their job or have an interest in sustainable practices. Anyone from governmental agencies, public land management agencies, private business, tribes and those wishing to learn better sustainable and environmentally friendly practices will benefit from this conference.

The cost to attend the event, excluding lodging choices, is $395. For registration and more information, visit http://www.yosemitegatewaypartners.org email info@yosemitegatewaypartners.com or call (209) 962-7990.

Sponsors of the conference include PepsiCo Beverages, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, National Park Service and Catalyst Marketing Company.

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