UCAIR Tackles Clean Air in Utah
Today Salt Lake City Green joined with many of its community partners to attend the 2013 kick-off event for the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). The UCAIR initiative was first launched by Governor Herbert during the winter of 2012 in an effort to tackle Utah’s poor air quality days.
UCAIR is a statewide clean air partnership created to make it easier for individuals, businesses and communities to make small changes to improve Utah’s air. One of the program’s main messages is that every small change adds to a collective bigger step toward better health, a better economy and better overall quality of life for all of us.
Today a refreshed and revised UCAIR was unveiled, including:
- A new and improved website that offers an Air Quality 101, simple ideas for what you can do to reduce your impact at home, at work and in your community, and tools to help you along the way.
- A very promising Grants & Loans program designed to encourage businesses, government and non profit organizations to invest in emissions reducing and energy efficiency technology.
- New leadership for the non profit UCAIR organization, including a Board of Directors and Executive Director Shawni McCallister.
- A roster of partner organizations, including the perennial SLCgreen favorite Clear the Air Challenge, which will be launching this July.