Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

13th Annual Governor’s Declaration Idle Free Month and Season 2020-21

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Utah Clean Cities Coalition & Utah Clean Air partners for the 13th Annual Governor’s Declaration Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free Month and Season 2020-21!

We invite you to join us for this virtual event that will take place on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 1 – 2 PM MST. Register today!

Speakers: 

Dr. David Christensen, UCC Board of Trustees Chair, ASPIRE

Tammie Bostick, Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities

Scott Baird, Executive Director, Department of Environmental Quality

Thom Carter, Executive Director, UCAIR, Utah Clean Air Partnership

Jack Hedge, Exacutive Director, Utah Inland Port Authority

Dr. Kerry Kelly, Assistant Professor, University of Utah 

 

    

Read Utah Clean Cities’ Idle Free Blogs!

,

Do Yourself A Favor: ‘Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free!’

Brinley Wilson, Utah Clean Cities What Is Idling?  Idling is running a vehicle’s propulsion engine when the vehicle isn’t moving. While idling can be difficult to avoid or even necessary for some vehicles, such as to provide a source of power for primarily on-duty police vehicles or semi-truck drivers, most idling is wasteful and avoidable.    Who Cares? We Do and So Should You!   You may be wondering why the minimal act of turning your key to be idle free…

,

UCC Statement of Solidarity in Racial Justice, Equity and Accessibility

UCC Statement of Solidarity in Racial Justice, Equity and Accessibility Utah Clean Cities acknowledges and condemns racism, racially motivated violence and discrimination in all of its forms. We support and demand justice among communities of color, in Utah and nationwide.  Systemic racism demands systemic solutions that are based on listening, learning, empathy, solidarity and action. No matter what lane we occupy in driving a sustainable future, we can and will find ways to center and support racial justice. The ongoing…

,

Celebrating Untamed Ogden’s Air

Celebrating Untamed Ogden’s Air What does it mean to have a sense of place? Why do certain places have greater meaning for us than others? Why are some people drawn to the desert, while others to the mountains or water? Setting aside a land formation from the land surrounding it by naming it, describing it, and sharing your emotional reaction to it sets it apart from the everyday.  A sense of place is a feeling of ownership or personal investment.…

, ,

Utah Legislative Updates 2019

Follow along with the bills Utah Clean Cities is tracking this year throughout the 2019 Utah State Legislative Session. By Ashley Miller, Breathe Utah H.B. 107 Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act Amendments HB107 allows the Utah Public Service Commission to authorize a large-scale natural gas utility to establish programs that promote sustainable energy solutions. A large-scale natural gas utility’s spending would be capped annually at $10M. The cost impact to customers would not be significant. For example, if the…

,

One Plus One and the 11th Annual Declaration for Idle Free In Utah

One plus one and the 11th Annual Declaration for Idle Free In Utah What does eleven mean?  One more than ten and yet, in 2018, it means in one year so much can happen.  Does one year make a difference?  I think it can. The collective of many “ones” seems to be the spirit of Utah and the Idle Free movement.  It began with one person talking with another about the pollution that they could see, taste, feel and smell. …

,

IDLE FREE SPECIAL EDITION

Read the Idle free special edition post here  

,

Reminder: Turn the Key, Be Idle Free!

The sights and smells of back-to-school are here: new pencils and paper, first-day clothes, and the hint of fall in the air. It’s an exciting time for many kids, parents, and teachers as we enter another year and get back into the school day routine. And with the return of that familiar routine, we’d like to encourage you to be Idle Free. Whether dropping off the kids or running errands around town, one thing we can all do to improve air…

, ,

Idling Is Getting Us Nowhere Fast!

Idling is gets us nowhere fast! Ten years ago, my niece came to my mountain home and announced her class was campaigning to stop the dirty old school buses from idling at her Morningside school.  She talked expertly about carbon footprints, asthma, and PM 2.5.  I was getting my first education on the dire effects of idling from a nine year old activist.  Over the last year, I would say I have become an Idle.   My college kids call me…

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dxSTbFfgT6Sl3u8uKgwP3Q

Organizer

Utah Clean Cities
Email:
tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org
Website:
utahcleancities.org