Community leaders challenge Utahns to "Clear the Air"

Community leaders challenge Utahns to "Clear the Air"
Posted on 08/02/2012

Utah is a great place to live and work, but air quality is a constant issue in the state, especially along the Wasatch Front. Emissions from cars and businesses combined with the unique geography of the northern Utah valleys make inversions and red air quality days a common occurrence here.

For that reason, a group of Utah community leaders including Governor Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon started a program called Clear the Air Challenge.

The challenge is simple—use alternative forms of transportation, work from home or combine multiple trips into one in order to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

However, it’s the thrill of competition and the possibility of winning great prizes that makes the challenge fun! Form teams with coworkers, family members and friends to track your progress. Also, when you register as an individual or team, you are eligible for prizes in weekly drawings as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the challenge.

The challenge runs through the month of August. For more information and to register for the challenge, go to

Let’s work together to help clear the air!