Archive | November, 2011

Congratulations Kelly Beumer!

22 Nov

Congratulations to Kelly Beumber, the winner of the $50 Guthrie Bicycle prize giveaway! Kelly registered for this winter’s Care to Clear the Air campaign via the Clear the Air Facebook page before Thursday, November 17th to be eligible.

Kelly, like all registered participants, will receive air quality text alerts when YELLOW/RED air quality days are forecast along the Wasatch Front this winter, access to helpful YouTube videos and an invitation to our special ice skating/pizza party event, to be held at the brand new Gallivan ice rink in February 2012.

Registration is still open for all Utahns who want to be informed about poor air quality days and take action. Options for registration include:

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Registration Widget

17 Nov

http://trumpia.com/onlineSignup/embed_osp.php?user=cleartheairalerts&dname=Website

Original Drive Less Songs

14 Nov

At Monday’s Care to Clear the Air kick-off event, students from Patti White’s 6th grade class at Morningside Elementary shared two original songs they wrote about clearing the air and driving less.

Because the songs are so creative, we wanted to share them with you!

“We can carpool, walk, and ride our bikes tonight.”

Sung to the tune of Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

I cannot breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe.
So turn your key, be idle free, free, free, free.
Take as few trips as you can, can, can, can.
To make this place a better land, land, land, land, Yeah, Yeah.
‘Cause it gets worse and worse and worse,
And we can clean it up right now, yeah.

Our air is dirty and it’s getting worse,
So work together, make it better.
So we can carpool and ride our bikes,
Work together, make it better,
‘Cause we gon’ clean our land,
We will save it and,
We can carpool, walk, ride our bikes, tonight,
‘Cause now I’ve saved one trip,
‘Cause I walked to school,
We can carpool, walk, ride our bikes tonight.

Well can’t you see, see, see, see,
See all the smog in the valley, ee, ee, ee, ee.
We may lose funding for our roads, roads, roads, roads.
If we don’t make this better soon, soon, soon, soon, yeah, yeah.
‘Cause it gets worse and worse and worse,
And we can clean it up right now, yeah.

Our air is dirty and it’s getting worse,
So work together, make it better,
So we can carpool and ride our bikes,
Work together, make it better,
‘Cause we gon’ clean this land,
We will save it and,
We can carpool walk, ride our bikes tonight,
‘Cause now I’ve saved one trip,
‘Cause I walked to school,
We can carpool, walk, ride our bikes tonight.

We will fix it up, yeah,
We can be the cleanest city ever.
We’ll breathe clean air, yeah,
And we won’t lose our valuable funding.
‘Cause we can’t live, in this smog.
We just can’t, so we gotta clean, clean it up right now.
So we can carpool, walk around, ride our bikes—-ride bussssssssssssssssssssssss.

Our air is dirty and it’s getting worse,
So work together, make it better,
So we can carpool and ride our bikes,
Work together, make it better,
‘Cause we gon’ clean this land,
We will save it and,
We can carpool, walk, ride our bikes tonight,
‘Cause now I’ve saved one trip,
‘Cause I walked to school,
We can carpool, walk, ride our bikes tonight.

Clear the Air/ABC Remix

Sung to the tune of ABC by the Jackson 5

A buh buh-buh buh-buh
A buh buh-buh buh-buh
You went to school to learn,
Things you never ever knew before,
Like driving less reduces pollution
And the solution we will find.
Now, now, now,

I’m gonna teach you, teach you, teach you,
All about clean air,
Sit yourself down,
Take a seat,
All you gotta do is repeat after me.

Clear the air,
It’s easy as 123,
As simple as
Driving less,
It’s pollution free,
123 baby you and me. (Repeat)

Come on and lets walk and Carpool
I’m gonna teach you how
To sing it out
Come on, come on, come on,
Let me tell you what it’s all about.

Taking the bus and riding a bike
Are the branches of a healthy tree
Na Na Na
But without the roots of clean air
Your life isn’t gonna be complete.

Oh,
Clear the air,
It’s easy as 123,
As simple as
Driving less,
It’s pollution free,
123 baby you and me. (Repeat)

Millcreek sixth-graders to kick off clean-air campaign

13 Nov

Thank you to the Salt Lake Tribune and reporter Judy Fahys for helping us spread the word about Care to Clear the Air this winter!

 

BY JUDY FAHYS

The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/52897674-90/campaign-care-clean-clear.html.csp

 

Patti White’s Morningside Elementary sixth-graders are ready to help kick off this winter’s Care to Clear the Air campaign on Monday.

The students in East Millcreek have been tracking their own progress in saving energy, and their Team World Initiative Save Energy — aka Team W.I.S.E. — has put together energy conservation lesson kits.

Wearing their clean-air T-shirts, they’ll sing and dance the songs they wrote to remind everyone what can be done to keep northern Utah’s air clean during the inversion-prone summer months.

“They’ve done a lot on trying to reduce pollution,” said White. “They want to see something done.”

The campaign offers tips on how to reduce winter driving without too much trouble. To participate, people must register, then they can access clean-air aids, such as real-time air quality text alerts and helpful videos.

“It is important that all our residents make a conscious effort to drive less, carpool, take public transportation and telework when they can,” said Alan Matheson, environmental adviser for Gov. Gary Herbert, in a news release. “Participating in this winter’s Care-to-Clear-the-Air campaign can give them the tools they need to do their part.”

Businesses are also invited to participate. They can encourage their employees to use alternatives to solo driving, including carpooling and teleworking on poor air quality days.

fahys@sltrib.com

Facebook Prize Giveaway Rules

2 Nov

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO WIN

Eligibility

To enter, you must be Utah resident. The giveaway is open to drivers, travelers and commuters of all ages.

Entry

Only one entry per person will be counted.

Rights

Entry into the drawing and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the the Clear the Air program, and/or our promotional agents, to use the winner’s name, photo, likenesses and prize information for advertising and promotional purposes related to this drawing without further permission or compensation.

Winners

Clear the Air will select one grand prize winner ($50 gift card) and ten runners up (UTA group pass). Winners will be notified by email within one week of the winner announcement date, using the email address provided on the entry form. No financial compensation will be provided to winners.