Fundraiser for Salt Lake City chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby featuring a talk from Ian Wade describing his climb of North Ridge of Mt. Everest with the International Peace Climb.
Tickets: $50 per person; Purchase online at Eventbrite http://bit.ly/CCLFund If you can’t attend but want to support CCL-SLC, donations can be made at this website. Gifts will be matched, up to a total of $3000, by a group of generous donors.
The Mt. Everest Peace climb took place just before the end of the Cold War. It was the first expedition to include climbers from the USA, China and Soviet Union and was a symbol of how traditionally antagonistic countries could work together. This climb was done without Sherpa support. During their trip, they removed over 2 tons of trash and equipment eft by previous climbing expeditions, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Earth day.
Proceeds from the event will be used to send Utah students to Washington D.C. where they will learn how to lobby members of Congress to support Carbon Fee and Dividend policies that would drastically reduce carbon emissions.