Sustainability Code of Conduct
Vital to the realization of our vision is the education and engagement of students and future generations of community leaders in the principles and practices of sustainability. With the support of a Walton Family Foundation grant and guidance from our local sustainability partners, the Riverwind Foundation engaged teachers and students from five schools to introduce sustainability content in their curriculum.
The first of these projects is the Jackson Hole Sustainability Code of Conduct.
Over five months, this partnership engaged over 230 students and 57 businesses and organizations in the development of a first-of-its-kind community sustainability code of conduct. High School faculty and students developed the concept and content of the Jackson Hole Sustainability Code of Conduct with the guidance of the Steering Committee of the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program. Students from arts & literature and business classes organized into teams focused on writing, artwork, and product development and branding. Successive drafts of the content were created based on feedback from community stakeholders. The final Jackson Hole Sustainability Code of Conduct now appears in posters, flyers, and brochure products.
What it Means Today
The Jackson Hole Sustainability Code of Conduct serves as a “center pole” to guide our community in our environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic pursuits and help us strive toward our vision. The Jackson Hole Sustainability Code of Conduct is now used to:
Influence the behavior of residents and visitors in their recreation in the natural environment and communities of Jackson Hole
Create a greater awareness and level of education of our sustainability values among all stakeholders, including students, residents, visitors, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies
Provide a public relations and promotions tool for our destination and businesses; Promote opportunities for further engagement in and support of local sustainability initiatives