With fall upon us, and cooler weather in the forecast for Salt Lake City, it is the perfect time to recommit to making one small change that will have a positive impact on our air quality (and your pocketbook!) this season. Say it with us…
Turn your key, be idle free!
For over six years, Salt Lake City and its partners have promoted the voluntary Idle Free Utah campaign in schools across the valley and in every corner of the state. The campaign reminds parents to eliminate vehicle idling in school pick up zones to prevent the unhealthy buildup of air pollution in an area heavily trafficked by children.
Salt Lake City Green is asking residents one very important question — “What goes in your curbside bin?”
The survey is part of an effort to improve Salt Lake City’s curbside garbage, recycling and composting services.
In the coming months, residents will see a fresh, retooled #WhyWasteIt campaign roll out on Salt Lake City Sanitation trucks, social media and more. The campaign will be focus on optimizing the curbside programs and diverting as much waste as possible from the landfill.
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? Then let us know what goes in your curbside bin!
Streetcars are returning to Salt Lake City!
With the Sugar House Streetcar (now called the S-Line) opening on December 8, Salt Lake City is exploring a vision for streetcars in the downtown core.
A public open house has been scheduled to share ideas and educate residents on the current proposed streetcar routes.
Downtown Streetcar Public Open House
Thursday, September 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Harmons City Creek (135 E 100 S) – Second floor
Learn more about the visioning project.
What’s your vision of the future of Salt Lake City? We have two unique opportunities for you to weigh in!
The Salt Lake City International Airport is building a new terminal, and they are looking for your best ideas! Explore the plans for the brand new terminal complex and tell them what you think they should focus on.
One tidbit we learned from visiting their site – the new terminal will be designed to high environmental standards and will aim for meeting a LEED Silver Rating or better from the U.S. Green Building Council. Nice!
Plan Salt Lake
Plan Salt Lake is a citywide vision that will help guide the City into the future, which will bring together all of the existing citywide policies and help residents, business owners, visitors and City decision makers make decisions today that will impact tomorrow.
Let them know what you value about Salt Lake City and be a part of this important conversation!
Psst… sneak preview
Salt Lake City Green is working on a Sustainable City Dashboard that will provide an opportunity for residents to engage in a multifaceted conversation about sustainability in our community.
The dashboard expands on the vision outlined in Mayor Becker’s Livability Agenda and Sustainable Salt Lake — Plan 2015. Stay tuned for the details…
Late last night a pile of green waste (tree branches, grass, etc.) ignited, possibly due to a lightening strike. A quick response from the Salt Lake City Fire Department and separation of the pile by Salt Lake City Public Services limited the scope of the fire. FOX13 media story.
SLCgreen was onsite this morning to survey the area.
Images from the Indiana Ave green waste fire.