13th Annual Governor Declaration for Idle Free in Utah September 2020 and the 2020-2021 Winter Season

Date: Tuesday, September 8th

Time of the event: 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: Virtual Event

Website: utahcleancities.org/event/13th-annual-governors-declaration-idle-free-month-season-2020-21/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4th, 2020

Thirteenth Annual Governor’s Idle Free Declaration

September marks the 13th Annual Governor Declaration for Idle Free in Utah September 2020 and the 2020-2021 Winter Season in Utah. The Governor’s Declaration is currently signed by 76 Utah Mayors who represent more than ¾ of the state’s population. The highly anticipated event will be held on Tuesday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. to noon via a virtual webinar.  Key leaders and advocates for in the Idle Free will share their stories, work and support of this unique Utah campaign for clean air and zero emissions

Over the past thirteen years, the Idle Free Education programs continue to grow and are supported by Utah Clean Cities, UCAIR, Breathe Utah, Utah Society for Environmental Education and the State Health Department’s Asthma Program and Recess Guide.  To date, these grass-roots programs have directly reached more than 15,000 students, and growing, across 425 schools.

“You know you are reaching a tipping point when nearly every school child in Utah is passionate about idle-free. These young stewards have taken the original message and made it into curbside campaigns through art, song, poetry, personal narrative and life-long commitment to clean air,” noted Tammie Bostick, Executive Director of Utah Clean Cities Coalition. Bostick added, “And to further our coalitions’ commitment to idle free, Utah Clean Cities is launching an innovative fleet program, Beyond Zero Green Fleets. This program can literally take the pollution solution to beyond zero emissions with carbon benefiting models”

 

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