Photo courtesy Zion Lodge
(SPRINGDALE, Utah) - Zion Lodge, the only in-park lodging in Utah’s Zion National Park, is pleased to announce a first time opportunity for local high school students to engage the public with their art within Zion National Park. “We will be hosting an art contest centralized on why we don’t sell single serve disposable water bottles in our café or gift shop,” said Daisy Hobbs, general manager for Zion Lodge. “We are looking forward to inspiring the youth in helping to spread a message of responsible conservation.” Xanterra campaigned for a ban on sales of bottled water at Zion National Park in southern Utah that took effect in 2008, a move that brought the company and the park an environmental achievement award from the national office of the Park Service. As an alternative to selling single serve disposable water bottles, Zion Lodge provides a water bottle filling station with natural spring water and has for resale many reusable fillable bottles.
As part of the community Earth Day celebration, Zion Lodge will be displaying all submission pieces in the auditorium and will let national park visitors vote for the winner. Entrants have a chance to win a cash prize, a national park’s pass and a free stay at the lodge. For more information, contact Zion Lodge sustainability manager, Emily Barajas, firstname.lastname@example.org.