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…

SLC Parking Enforcement Electrifies Fleet! Saves 90% on Energy Costs.

SLC Parking Enforcement Electrifies Fleet, Saves 90% on Energy Costs   August 1, 2018  By Ryan Anderson, Salt Lake City Sustainability Intern The Salt Lake City Compliance Division has a colorful, new addition to their Parking…

Range Confidence with Ride and Drives Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead

Range Confidence with Ride and Drives Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead in the Future of Transportation Sponsored by the Governor's Office of Energy Development   The air pollution problem we face in Utah is complicated to say the…

IDLE FREE SPECIAL EDITION

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How the ‘Inconvenient Youth’ Can Influence (Pester?) Others on Clean Air Action

By Edwin Stafford (ed.stafford@usu.edu) and Roslynn Brain (roslynn.brain@usu.edu) See the past winner posters here! Social influence is often instrumental for encouraging pro-social behavioral change in others.  Who else are the most…

Utah Embraces Alternative Fuel for Fleets

Green Fleets – Save Money and Clear the Air The following post was featured on Salt Lake City’s Economic Development blog, highlighting the benefits that local businesses have observed following their switch to clean vehicles. We at SLCgreen…

Come to Snowbird…together!

Come to Snowbird…together! Hilary Arens, Director of Sustainability & Water Resources, Snowbird Since its founding in 1971, Snowbird has welcomed visitors to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. As air quality and traffic congestion…

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…
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Idling is gets 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,…