Archive | December, 2010

Care to Clear the Air is Here!

14 Dec

Watch this short YouTube video to learn about the new winter Clear the Air initiative. Then head over to CareToClearTheAir.org to register!

Advertisements

RED Air Alerts Along the Wasatch Front

2 Dec

According to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Monitoring website, RED air alerts have been posted for several counties along the Wasatch Front for this Thursday and Friday:

– Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Cache counties are all under RED air alerts.

– Box Elder, Tooele and Utah counties are all under a YELLOW air action.

“Unhealthy groups” is classified as indiviudals with existing heart or lung issues, children and seniors. Everyone is asked to limit their driving by carpooling, taking public transit or skipping a trip.

For detailed PM2.5 readings, visit http://airquality.utah.gov.

Care to Clear the Air Launching on December 15th!

1 Dec

Winter inversion season is here, and with the colder temps comes the gunky brown haze we all know and dread.

Following the success of the summer Clear the Air Challenge, Salt Lake City and its partners have expanded their Clear the Air initiatives to include a brand new winter-based program to engage residents to give a new winter and air-friendly TravelWise strategy a try this January.

During the month of January, the program will provide participants with tools – including real-time Red/Yellow air day text alerts, special community events, weekly newsletters, freebies and more – to make it easier  to try a new TravelWise strategy to help clear the air during the worst of inversion season.

The month-long program will kick-off promotional efforts in mid-December with a media event on December 15th and a registration blitz beginning Monday, December 13th.

Businesses are encouraged to participate in the program and can sign up by emailing cleartheairutah@gmail.com or calling (801) 535-7755. Once enrolled, participating companies will receive personalize assistance to promote the program among their workforce.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, be sure to follow @ClearTheAirUtah on Twitter and Care to Clear the Air on Facebook to stay in the loop!

And remember, we all have a role to play to help ensure our community is a healthy and thriving place to live, work and play.