Scott Anderson, Reverend Dr. Oscar T. Moses Named 2023 Climate Champions 

Utah’s leading climate change advocacy organization, Utah Clean Energy, recognizes local leadership during one of the largest climate-focused events in Salt Lake City 

SALT LAKE CITY – Sept. 29, 2023 – Today, Scott Anderson and Reverend Dr. Oscar T. Moses will be named the 2023 Climate Champions during Utah Clean Energy’s annual Party for Clean Power, Utah’s premier climate solutions event. The event brings together nearly 400 people to catalyze new ideas, inspire action, and celebrate progress in the fight against climate change. The Climate Champion Awards capped-off the evening.

“The Climate Champion awardees represent the best-of-the-best in local climate action. Through these awards, Utah Clean Energy wants to shine a light on those in our community that are leading the way for a healthy climate,” states Utah Clean Energy CEO, Sarah Wright.  “Utah Clean Energy is proud to know and work with both Mr. Anderson and Dr. Moses.”

Meet the 2023 Climate Champions:

A. Scott Anderson
A master of quiet influence, A. Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank, stands as an exemplar of leadership in both the financial sector and community service. His distinctive approach has led to tangible and enduring impacts on numerous causes. As a founding signatory of the Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact, Anderson galvanized a new wave of climate leaders in Utah.  Through thoughtful engagement, he empowers others to join the movement, propelling Utah toward national leadership in climate action. Further, he and Zions Bank Corporation have led the way by building their  Technology Campus to be near net zero and invested in the University of Utah’s climate prize.

“We all have a role to play in turning the tide on climate change. I’m confident that Utahns can come together to find common-sense solutions to our climate challenges. After all, this is an issue that effects all of us, and I’m proud to be a part of the solution,” states Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank.

The Reverend Dr. Oscar T. Moses
Under the guidance of Reverend Dr. Oscar T. Moses, Calvary Baptist Church has emerged as a beacon of environmental stewardship. Moses spearheaded the transformation of the church into an energy-efficient, solar-powered sanctuary. Expanding this stewardship, he brought energy-saving solutions to the congregation, enabling families to take meaningful climate action by reducing pollution at home. Through his visionary leadership, Reverend Dr. Oscar T. Moses has not only raised awareness about climate change but also ignited a fire of inspiration and empowerment within the Calvary Baptist Church community and beyond.

“I strive to help the congregants of Calvary Baptist Church move beyond hopelessness, to hope and beyond. This couldn’t be more vital as we deal with climate change. We cannot leave room in our hearts for blame or complacency. We have to work together to safeguard our planet for us and for the next generation.”

Utah Clean Energy extends heartfelt gratitude to all attendees, sponsors and partners for their invaluable support in making this event a resounding success.


About Utah Clean Energy  

Utah Clean Energy is Utah’s leading, expert, public interest organization working to turn the tide on climate change by expanding renewable energy, energy efficiency, storage, and clean vehicles in a way that is beneficial not only for Utah’s environment and health, but our economy and long-term energy security. Utah Clean Energy is committed to creating a future that ensures healthy, thriving communities for all, empowered and sustained by clean energies such as solar, wind and energy efficiency. For more information visit