Andy Wirth has been a prominent member of the Reno-Tahoe region ever since 2011 when his Squaw Valley Ski Resort first began to skyrocket in popularity. As the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, Wirth has been all over the Reno-Tahoe region ensuring that his business is bringing in positive dividends for the people of the area. After being placed on the Reno Airport Authority Board we have seen Wirth increasingly take a role in public policies and so it shouldn’t surprise us to see that he is once again doing so. With that in mind we saw Wirth make a move to take an article out in the Reno Gazette-Journal in order to show his support for the recently voted on Clean Power Plan.
With so much going on in the world of climate change and clean energy it is easy enough to get lost. For Wirth, however, the goal is to stay hyper focused and keep helping the region to progress in a forward thinking, functional way. The Reno City Council recently vote din support of the Clean Power Plan and we saw that Wirth was voicing his support for it almost immediately. Wirth said that times were “already notably changed” and that this was a “crux moment” in time for the Reno-Tahoe area. Leading the way on the transformation to clean energy, as Wirth states, is an important task.
Andy Wirth pointed out that the region is particularly valuable for its geothermal and solar energy capabilities and that it was time to take advantage of it now, and “not at some distant point in the future”. Wirth pointed out issues with poor breathable air and wildfires as examples of manmade climate change that can be fixed, even still. These words ring especially true considering how invested Wirth is with the area. His entire company relies on a beautiful environment in order to pull in tourism dollars, and those tourism dollars go directly back to the city.
Andy Wirth has made a name for himself as an environmental activist and a nature thrill seeker. He is well known for his appearance on the TV show ‘Undercover Boss’ and the skydiving accident that nearly took his life.