Sustainability conference in Yosemite Dec. 8-10

Yosemite Gateway Partners is hosting the first Yosemite Sustainability Conference in Yosemite National Park Dec. 8-11. The conference is a three-day learning and networking forum dedicated to helping 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 conference 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. Other keynote speakers include:

Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park superintendent

Debbie Freidel,director of sustainability for Delaware North

Dan Jensen, president of Delaware North at Yosemite

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 government agencies, public land management agencies, private business, tribes, and those wishing to learn better sustainable and environmentally friendly practices will benefit from attending this conference.

The event cost is $395 (includes meals). Discounted lodging rates are available. For registration and more information, visit, or call (209) 962-7990.