Outdoor & ski sector
[Climate Impact on Sector]
Bill Barron lives in Salt Lake City, UT and is the team leader for the Ski and Outdoor Industry Sector. Bill has been advocating for federal action on climate for seven years with the Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) and has been driven by a personal commitment to engage the outdoor community on this issue after spending many years ski patrolling at Alta Ski Area in Alta, UT and through a lifetime appreciation for our natural world. Bill sees this sector on the front lines of climate change. He founded the Salt Lake City CCL Chapter in 2010, has been the CCL Mountain West Regional Coordinator since 2013 (supporting CCL volunteers in MT, WY, UT, CO, NM, AZ, and NV) and ran for US Senate in 2012 and 2016 and for US Congress in 2014 as an unaffiliated single-issue climate candidate. Bill's team has secured support for the Business Climate Leaders Carbon Pricing Principles by the National Ski Area Association, Protect Our Winters, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Deer Valley, Telluride, and Copper Mountain among others.