In an unprecedented move in the conservative state of Utah, more than 100 of the state’s most prominent leaders came together virtually on Wednesday to sign the inaugural Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact – a compassionate, pragmatic, first-of-its kind directive encouraging broad support and productive conversations and action on climate and clean air solutions.
“We gathered some of Utah’s most influential leaders of varied political stripes and from different industries and affiliations. It’s truly an impressive collection of talent and influence,” said Christian Gardner, President and CEO of The Gardner Company and one of the leaders of the Climate Compact Steering Committee. “COVID-19 taught us the hard way how fast our world can change. We can still make a difference when it comes to climate change – but the next 10 years are critical.”