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Speaking on Business: Clear the Air Challenge

The Clean the Air Challenge, starting Feb. 1, has the goal to address air pollution.

Chris Redgrave Jan 25, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Utah is consistently in the national spotlight for our robust economy and quality of life. U.S. News ranked Utah as the third best state overall, putting us first in fiscal stability, and Forbes named Salt Lake City third on the list of cities with the happiest employees. However, Utah is also gaining national attention for our air quality which has created a public health challenge. In fact, the American Lung Association ranked the Salt Lake-Provo-Orem area as the eighth most polluted place in the nation. The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute recently discussed this important concern at their annual public policy summit.

The Clear the Air Challenge starts Feb. 1 with the goal to address air pollution. It’s a month-long competition that gives you the chance to reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternative methods of transportation, like carpooling, public transit, teleworking, using active forms of transportation like biking or walking or by changing your work schedule. The Clear the Air Challenge has three main goals: eliminate 300,000 trips, save 2 million miles and reduce 700 tons of carbon emissions.

Utahns are adaptive and demonstrate their commitment to clean air with our red and yellow “no burn” days. State regulations prohibit burning wood or coal on no burn days to reduce air pollution.

Sign up today at www.cleartheairchallenge.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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