With its mountains, lakes and rivers, Switzerland is renowned for its natural beauty. It also ranks on top in the world when it comes to innovation and technology. These two facts combined create the most environmentally friendly country in the world according to Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index.
Las Vegas is a city built on the concept of mass consumption, but—as we discovered throughout our discussion—it is now a model community when it comes to sustainable environmental practices. From solar energy to urban farming, via corporate sustainability, our speakers concluded that states, stakeholders, and conscious citizens are the necessary trifecta for a greener future.
Swiss Touch on the road was a team effort involving the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Consulates General in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
Swiss Touch is an event series and social media campaign pushing Swiss innovation and creative ideas forward through the participation of prominent Swiss and American stakeholders, a selection of compelling topics, and unusual locations. In June, we went on the road in the American West. Our first stop was Las Vegas.