There are many organizations, government agencies and community programs committed to improving our air quality. Use this list of resources to better understand air quality issues, learn what others are doing and get suggestions for how you and your company can do even more to clean our air.
Salt Lake Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber has a long history with air quality issues dating back to the early 20th century. This is not a new issue, but it is an important issue. As Utah’s business leader, we stand as the voice of business, support our members’ success and champion community prosperity. With the business community’s involvement, we are taking steps to clean our air.
The TravelWise program was developed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to address some of the transportation challenges created by Utah’s population growth. TravelWise is a set of strategies that encourage Utahns to use alternatives to driving alone. The state of Utah is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to implement TravelWise strategies in an effort to reduce energy consumption, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, ultimately improving the quality of life in Utah.
Clear the Air Challenge
The Clear the Air Challenge is a competition for individuals and teams that takes place during the summer months in Utah. The Challenge gives you the chance to make our skies a little brighter and reduce your vehicle emissions by choosing alternatives to driving alone. By driving less and driving smarter, you will ultimately help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah. Do you have what it takes to be part of the solution?
Utah Clean Air Partnership
Governor Gary Herbert’s U-CAIR initiative invites all Utah households, industries, businesses and local governments to become a U-CAIR partner and pledge to voluntarily set achievable and vital air quality goals. The Clean Air Champion program is proud to be the official business arm of UCAIR.
Utah Transit Authority
Utah Transit Authority provides an integrated system of innovation, accessible and efficient public transportation services that contribute to increased access to opportunities and a healthy environment for all people of the Wasatch region.
Salt Lake City Green
Salt Lake City Green is comprised of award-winning environmental programs that help conserve resources, reduce pollution and ensure a healthy, sustainable future for Salt Lake City. Business resources include the e2 program, which provides free sustainability consulting services to increase operational efficiency and save money. e2 businesses have access to an exclusive revolving loan fund which provides financing for energy efficiency improvements.
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)
The WFRC is an association of 60 cities and five counties. It was organized in 1969 for the purpose of serving as the area metropolitan transportation planning organization along the Wasatch Front.
Utah Department of Transportation
UDOT is responsible for the construction, maintenance, snow removal, signage, bridges and repairs of more than 6,000 miles of Utah highways. UDOT also runs the Traffic Operations Center, which provides live camera coverage used for monitoring road conditions, accidents and safety.
UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping & Eco Responsible Packaging
Your business can reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) impact while demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. UPS purchases certified carbon (CO2) offsets to give you a way to balance out the emissions produced by the transportation of your shipments. Using our carbon neutral shipping option lets you demonstrate your commitment to reducing climate impact, and enables you and your package recipients to share in that commitment. UPS also has a Eco Responsible Packaging program available.
Leaders for Clean Air
With a unified vision to improve Utah's air quality, Leaders for Clean Air includes a group of Utah business leaders who are stepping up to provide the bottom line direction and incentive required to build value and demand for all-electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the local marketplace. Their goal is to install 2,000 electric vehicle charging stations for 100,000 Wasatch Front employees by 2017.
Provo Clean Air Toolkit
In 2014, Provo was awarded a grant by Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) to pursue a "Clean Air Toolkit". The toolkit's goal is to present local residents and businesses with a centralized list of strategies they can use to achieve cleaner air in Utah County. Provo worked with Envision Utah and Alta Planning to develop this list. Their website provides specific tools that any business or individual can implement, no matter their location.
Businesses or organizations can partner with a SLCC student to have free energy benchmarking services conducted for their building. Students will use the organization’s utility bills and data to set up a business profile in an EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager and manage and track energy use as well as provide recommendations for improvement. For more information, email Bailey Bowthorpe at email@example.com.