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Farmers market hosts climate change event

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Jul 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-27 17:47:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Community leaders and sustainability advocates held a press conference Saturday at the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market to talk about climate change.

Their goal was to teach the public how to reduce their carbon footprint and positively affect climate change.

Vicki Bennett, sustainability director for Salt Lake City, said the farmers market was a logical choice of location.

“This is something that everyone can take part in, and we already have a great group of people here at the farmers market because they’re here to buy local foods and support the local economy and a lot of that will help reduce the energy to grow the food move the food,” she said.

The event was hosted by the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market and the Downtown Alliance.