The Jazz Green Team is committed to environmental stewardship through helping Utahn’s to be responsible energy users. We help support organizations who strive to make Utah a more energy efficient and sustainable place to live. We also provide information, challenges, and incentives for Utahn’s to engage in energy conserving behaviors. We invite you to stand with us and join fellow Jazz fans in doing your part to be wise stewards and SHOW UTAH SOME LOVE!
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the Corporate Partnership Team ventured out into the Salt Lake County mountains to pull out Myrtle Spurge—a plant that’s harmful to the local environment. This project will help protect people hiking on trails from the plant's poisonous sap and will also help other plants by not letting Myrtle Spurge take over the mountainside.
Utah Jazz Green Team events: TBD.
Washakie Renewable Energy is the largest producer of biodiesel in the Intermountain West and a proud sponsor of the Jazz Green Team. Since 2007, WRE has been committed to providing our region with the highest quality biodiesel and pushing the limits of biofuel innovation.
At full operating capacity, biofuel produced by WRE has the potential to remove 180 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere every year—which can go a long way to reducing Utah’s inversions and improving air quality.
Biodiesel can be made from almost any vegetable oil, including recycled oil and grease from restaurants. It is created by taking raw vegetable oil and then separating it through a chemical process that produces methyl esters (diesel) and glycerin (a soap ingredient).
Currently all Larry H. Miller properties turn over their used oil and grease to be converted to biodiesel.Click here to sign your business up for grease collection
Biodiesel can be used in most diesel engines as a cleaner, cheaper and biodegradable source of fuel.
And with diesel vehicle production predicted to increase in the years to come, biodiesel will provide a valuable, renewable and lower emissions fuel source that will help the environment and our economy.
Easy, low-cost and no-cost ways to use energy responsibly:
The Utah Office of Energy Development is dedicated to the promotion of conventional, unconventional, renewable, and energy efficiency resources, as well as alternative transportation energy infrastructure. The Office of Energy Development also has a number of development tools that will be critical to Utah’s energy future.
For more info, visit energy.utah.gov