In an effort to “strike while the fire is hot,” climate advocates are, for the third time in recent months, organizing a presentation on how the Jackson Hole community can reduce its carbon emissions.

Bill Barron, regional coordinator for the Citizens Climate Lobby, an international environmental nonprofit, will speak from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Teton County Library auditorium. He will “present information about carbon pricing and a market-based solution to energy and climate in Wyoming,” said Sandy Shuptrine, board chair of the Riverwind Foundation, which helped bring Barron to town.

The event comes amid growing zeal for local climate action, and Barron follows two other well-attended climate talks by Utah State University professor Rob Davies and Emily Skill, who received her master’s degree from the same university and explained how other communities have organized to achieve sustainability goals.

Last week the Town Council asked its staff to craft a resolution that would commit Jackson to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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Marion Dickinson

Sounds like he is expecting an end to skiing etc. huh?

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