Wildfires, water scarcity, energy unreliability, food price risk and availability, and erratic weather patterns (including changes in snowfall) all contribute to the area’s vulnerability. These economic, energy and environmental factors can have a devastating impact on business revenues, tourism, the ability to attract residents and investment, and on overall quality of life.
On Thursday, April 23, at 6 pm at the Community Library in Ketchum, A panel of local experts, Aimee Christensen, from the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, Ali Long of the Local Food Alliance, Ben Otto of the Idaho Conservation League and Wendy Pabich, Water Adviser for SVIR and CEO of Water Futures, will discuss how the risks we face can become opportunities. Increasing our resilience by investing in the strategic assets of energy, food, water and wildland restoration means we can strengthen our economy and become a model for others.
This event is hosted by the Idaho Conservation League, Environmental Resource Center, and Sun Valley Institute for Resilience.